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    Seeking information about: white vinegar

    britchris
    Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:40 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    So iv been making sauces from recipes off this site and most call for white vinegar, as I live in the UK I cant find a vinegar simply called 'white'. So i substituted distilled malt vinegar instead but this always has my sauces ending up just tasting like vinegar! Iv googled white vinegar in the UK and just get results for white wine vinegar, so if anyone knows of a suitable substitute or where i can buy just white vinegar i would really appreciate it
    Thanks, Chris
    Chocolatl
    Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:56 pm
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    White vinegar may be simply be labeled "distilled vinegar" or even just "vinegar."

    Amazon.co.uk has white vinegar: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/277-3875286-3962035?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=white+vinegar

    White wine vinegar would be a better substitute than malt vinegar.
    duonyte
    Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:57 pm
    Forum Host
    Can you get a plain (unseasoned) rice vinegar? I often use that when a recipe calls for white vinegar, simply because I tend to have it around a lot, and the white vinegar is in a huge bottle that's clumsy to use.
    duonyte
    Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:59 pm
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    Dee514
    Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:01 pm
    Forum Host
    Hi Chris,
    I added a link to your post in our Great Britain and Ireland forum, I hope that helps get a reply from someone living there that would have better knowledge of what is available in the markets.

    Distilled white vinegar is made from sun ripened grain, diluted with water to a uniform pickling and table strength of 5% (50 grains) acidity. It is sometimes called "virgin vinegar," or "household vinegar".

    White wine vinegar is of course made from grapes and is wonderful on salads.

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    Last edited by Dee514 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:03 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Zeldaz
    Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:02 pm
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    Rice vinegar is also a little less acidic (4.2%) than distilled white vinegar is (5%).
    britchris
    Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:55 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thanks so much for the replies, very useful info! What a helpful bunch you are! icon_biggrin.gif
    Panda Rose
    Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:17 pm
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    Sainsburys carry Sarsons Distilled white vinegar. Its probably a bit rough, and white wine vinegar is softer. IYKWIM
    britchris
    Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:36 pm
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    IYKWIM?
    Chocolatl
    Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:43 pm
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    britchris wrote:
    IYKWIM?

    IYKWIM=If You Know What I Mean
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