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Wine vinegar mother - how to get it out of a bottle??


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Wine vinegar mother - how to get it out of a bottle??

BlueGoo | Jun 11, 2011 10:34 AM

Hello all - I've always wanted to make my own vinegar and now I might have the opportunity to do so... my (large) glass bottle of Italian red wine vinegar seems to have developed a wine mother at the bottom. I have about 2" of vinegar left in the bottle, which has a very narrow neck and one of those plastic stoppers in it so that the flow of vinegar is moderated.

I would like to get the wine mother out of the bottle and into a ceramic container so I can add leftover wine etc. but have no idea how to go about this. If I break the bottle I risk getting glass shards in the liquid. If I pry the plastic stopper out and fish the mother out it might break into bits and that can't be good. Does anyone have any safe suggestions? Thanks!

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