• packrat

    July 16, 2023 at 12:49 am

    THANK YOU! I just came from FB Where the local Homesteader Group had posted this. She says that as soon as she saw it she went to her cabinet and found 4 percent vinegar. A great way to destabilize the home canned food supply of independent minded folks.

  • DeepSouthBamaGRITS

    July 16, 2023 at 6:00 am

    I’ve got to check my storage of vinegar to make sure they are not 4% as well. About 15 months ago a local grocery was closing and had most all grocery items on clearance and both ACV and White Vinegar were marked down to $1.50 a gallon. Of course, I loaded the wagon since I use a lot of vinegar (and I do make my own but not in the quantity to use for all my canning).
    I’m not sure when this started and HOPE & PRAY it has just been recently, but I fear with everything else being reported with tainted bioengineered food, this may have also occurred without our knowledge. I would be SICK to have to throw out all of the pickles, pickle relish and other relishes I made last year with the bumper crop of cukes I had and the pear relish I made. I guess (in the back of my mind) if I don’t check them, I won’t have to go thru all the anxiety of a major ordeal of throwing away all that hard work and food with things going downhill as they are. But I will do it so no one gets sick or worse.
    Thank you for your response!

    • Ruth-E01

      July 30, 2023 at 2:48 pm

      Hi , this is the first time replying to any post. I found out about the vinegar issue from watching Adapt 2030 some weeks ago, with David Dubyne ( maybe misspelled his last name) . He was letting people know of this new problem, please make sure you check the percentage of vinegar, when at the store, please don’t just pick any container, should be the 5% or higher, not 4%, because the lower the percentage could make you sick! Just trying to help in any way I can. Y’all take care and be Blessed.🙏❤️

  • AlphaDelta

    July 16, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    Can it be blended with 20% or 30% vinegar to bring it up to required strength?

  • DeepSouthBamaGRITS

    July 16, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    Someone has done a conversion for this in Pinball’s forums. How to make 4% into 5% & the formulation method.

  • Michale5349

    July 16, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Hope this helps. Be sure to do both steps .🙏☺

    💥4% vinegar conversion formula for canning

    🔸1) Multiply the volume of 5% vinegar in the original recipe by 1.25 (because 5 divided by 4 equals 1.25). The result is the volume of 4% vinegar in your revised recipe.

    🔸2) Subtract the volume of 5% vinegar in the original recipe from the volume of 4% vinegar in your revised recipe. Reduce the volume of water in the revised recipe by this amount.

  • Summerhat-n-Chicks

    July 30, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    Thank goodness all of my pre-purchased vinegar in stock is 5%. 👍

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