I want to ask how to convert my spoiled wine to vinegar (follow-up on this question). Is this on-topic here?

  • what about kefir, kombucha and other brewing organisms and beverages?
    – jards
    Commented Jan 25, 2015 at 14:11

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Producing vinegar is fermentation of alcoholic beverages; it's just that it's away from alcohol to acetic acid. A number of the principles that homebrewers adhere to would apply, and there are beer styles where an acetic flavor is acceptable.

I personally don't have a problem with it, but some of the other moderators may have a reasonable argument against it.

  • Thank you for the answer. I think I'll wait a couple of days more and if no one is against, I'll be becoming more active member of this community (HB.SE) :D
    – Vorac
    Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 7:22
  • +1. I think it's on-topic. Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 5:39

I'd say your question is off-topic.

You don't brew your spoiled wine to make vinegar. You just store it somewhere so that it turns into vinegar by itself.

If a question is about non-alcoholic beverages it's on-topic if it's about making a tea or coffee. (I'd say more generally, if the beverage is hot at least in one of the steps of making process)

From the Oxford Learners Dictionary for brew:

  1. [transitive, intransitive] brew something to make beer

This beer is brewed in the Czech Republic.

  1. [transitive] brew something to make a hot drink of tea or coffee

freshly brewed coffee

  1. [intransitive] (especially British English) (of tea or coffee) to be mixed with hot water and become ready to drink

Always let tea brew for a few minutes.

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