The Vinegar Diaries: Day 38 – Disk’o MOM
Batch number 2 was cruising along beautifully. MOM was doing her job, suspended in the amber-I’m-almost-vinegar fluid like phlegm straight out of a person’s throat with full-blown flu. Ooew. Ick. And then something weird happened. The phlegm-looking substance turned into a semi-pliable disk that covered the entire surface of my cheap-as-chips fermenting bowl. The little incubator jar where I keep my back-up MOM has developed the same cellulose disk material.
Has MOM morphed into a new life form, or is this just another side of MOM? Like the flip side, because I can actually flip this disk right over with my fingers, it’s that thick. I cautiously tasted the fluid, and we’re very close to full-strength vinegar, so I’m wondering if I should just decant and call it a day…or rather call it a bottle of vinegar?
I must consult the vapours of the Vinegar Oracle, and see what advice and knowledge is offered. I think I’ll sacrifice some flatbread on its altar. Oy! Oracle!