I'm not sure I'd use this as a vinegar in most cases, because it doesn't have a very strong vinegar taste. However, it does taste like a spicy vegetable broth. Next time I'll add more vinegar, and try a different pepper. This time I used Thai bird chilies (what I had on hand), but I'd like to try a fresh jalapeno. I created a crock pot chicken recipe using this vinegar yesterday, and my family raved over it. I used this more as a base for the sauce than a vinegar. Delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe, SusieQusie!