FAQ about making vinegar

collection of vinegar bottles

Q. The vinegar kit said it would take about 3 months, we would like to know how long it actually takes to grow the mother; we thought it could be done in a matter of weeks.

A. There is no set time for how long it will take for the mother to grow. It depends on the fermentation temperature, (80-90 F is ideal), the type of container you’re using and how much oxygen it allows in and the wine you’re using. You may still get complete conversion without significantly growing the visible mother.