Does Red Wine Vinegar contain alcohol ??
by Rockerforlife, Jan 26, 2009
Vinegars do still contain some level of alcohol.  The "vinegar" taste is
actually due to acetic acid, but the chemical transformation is never fully
complete just sitting around a kitchen.  Vinegar would be much too gross to
drink in the quantity it would take to intoxicate anyone.  If you're trying
to eliminate the alcohol content in your food, cook it (this is true for
wine too).  Alcohol is very volatile -- that is, it boils off at pretty low
temperatures.  Just remember that alcohol also has a very low flash point
-- the temperature at which it can be set on fire.  So be careful if you're
using a lot!
Christine Ticknor
Ph.D. Student
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
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by Rockerforlife, Jan 26, 2009
by Rockerforlife, Jan 26, 2009
Vinegar is an acidic liquid processed from the fermentation of ethanol in a process that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid (also called ethanoic acid). It also may come in a diluted form. The acetic acid concentration typically ranges from 4 to 8 percent by volume for table vinegar[1] (typically 5%) and higher concentrations for pickling (up to 18%)

by Rockerforlife, Jan 26, 2009
Ordinary or table vinegars, which contain, in addition to acetic acid, small quantities of alcohol, higher acids such as tartaric and succinic, various esters, albuminous substances

by nygirl7, Jan 27, 2009
You are one crazy man Rocker.........one crazy man.  :)
by GoofyDad, Feb 02, 2009
missing from above:

"it's like pouring GASOLINE on a fire. Don't you even CARE what goes into your LIVER!?!?"

Congratulations on your restraint. It starts with little baby steps, and you've taken a giant one.
by epiphiny, Feb 03, 2009
Apple juice also contains naturally occurring alcohol.  

Fruit, sugar, fermentation = alcohol.
by Rockerforlife, Feb 03, 2009
alchol and interferon dont mix....anyone on tx should avoid all alchol...even trace amounts...just my opinion
by lalapple, Feb 03, 2009
i agree with Epi.  i try to avoid anything alcohol (ingestion-wise)  been to drinking parties and don't ever take a sip.  once went to an underaged party where they served massive sparkling apple cider pop, took a sip and tasted alcohol although friends promised it was non alcoholic.  so i just stopped.  personally, i don't want to take any chances.  if you don't think it's worth it, then don't do it
by Mary4now, Feb 03, 2009
I love vinegar....apple cider vinegar, maybe I should use more lemon.