Vinegar TipsVinegar Tips

When pickling, avoid containers and utensils made of copper, iron, zinc, or brass. These materials may react with acid and salt, causing off-flavors in the end product. Source

Exploratorium, "Science of Pickles: Pickling Tips"

Creating your own canning spice mix is easy. Consider adding cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, chile pepper, black peppercorns, yellow mustard seeds, fennel seeds, whole allspice, whole cloves, whole coriander, fenugreek, dill seeds, turmeric, celery seeds, dill leaves, fresh or dried ginger, horseradish, garlic or hot peppers for flavorful pickled foods. Source

Exploratorium, "Science of Pickles: Pickling Tips"

Avoid skin problems after working in the garden by rinsing your hands in white distilled vinegar. Source

American Vegetable Oils "Recipes-Distille White Vinegar-Garden"

Keep cut flowers fresh. Mix 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons sugar with the vase water before adding flowers. Be sure to change the water every few days to enhance your flowers’ longevity. Source

Readers Digest,"150+ Household Uses for Vinegar"

Give acid-loving plants like azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and gardenias a little help by watering them with a white distilled vinegar solution now and again. Consider adding a cup of white distilled vinegar to a gallon. Source

American Vegetable Oils "Recipes-Distille White Vinegar-Garden"