Keg Dreg Vinegar

Keg Dreg Vinegar, DIY Pantry

Keg Dreg Vinegar

Jonathon Sawyer of Greenhouse Tavern, turns party leftovers into vinegar. See the recipe for Keg Dreg Vinegar »Andre Baranowski

Jonathon Sawyer of Greenhouse Tavern turns party leftovers into vinegar: start with malt or wheat beer, add a vinegar mother, and wait. This recipe first appeared in our 2015 SAVEUR 100.

Keg Dreg Vinegar
Jonathon Sawyer of Greenhouse Tavern turns party leftovers into vinegar.
Yield: makes About 8 1/2 Cups

Ingredients

  • 8 malt or wheat beer
  • Cheesecloth
  • 4 oz. vinegar
  • 1 gallon glass jar, sterilized

Instructions

  1. Place malt or wheat beer in glass jar; whisk to aerate. Cover mouth of jar with a triple layer of cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band; set in a warm, dark place for 6 hours. Uncover and stir in vinegar mother; re-cover with cheesecloth. Drape a dark dish towel over jar and let sit about 3 months; strain. Store at room temperature up to 6 months.