Did I buy the wrong kind of ACV???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sonew123, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I did not buy organic. I have never used ACV...But for once I remembered it when in the store yesterday so I grabbed a botle of ACV-its not organic though:-( Can I use it or suck it up and try to buy organic next time?? thanks
     
  2. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Organic isn't as important as it being unfiltered and unpasteurized. That way you have the mothers in it. It will look kind of cloudy and like it has floaters if it is the right stuff.
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:I am new to ACV so if this is code, I need a decoder...lol

    Please? [​IMG]
     
  4. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I copied this from the net for ya [​IMG]

    Good apple cider vinegar has the mother. Mother, composed of a type of cellulose and acetic acid bacteria, provides both nutrients and bacteria that give vinegar many of its health benefits. If the mother is in the vinegar than you can expect that it is likewise organic, raw, and unfiltered. These qualities likewise give vinegar its unique health benefits.


    Question: What is the mother of Apple Cider Vinegar?


    Answer: Natural unpasteurized acv should be a rich brownish or amber color-and when you hold the acv to light you should see a formation of cob-web like substance floating in it, this substances is called the “mother”.

    When you first see this floating substance it can look very unappetizing when comparing it to the supermarkets distilled acv, which is a bright color and free from the cob- web floating substances. Distilled acv destroys the “mother” substance-that contains nutritional health values.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mother of vinegar, the sediment in the bottom. You need the type that you have to shake to mix in the sediment.
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    yup ---bought the wrong kind! Ill clean the coffee maker then [​IMG] thank you alll!!!!!
     
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Thank you!! I never knew that and I have been buying the wrong kind. I think I have a fresh gallon in the barn...my poor chickens. How have they survived me? lol

    I love BYC!! So much knowledge and people willing to share it!

    Thanks again.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just don't overdo it. You can put in too much. And be sure it's not in a metal waterer or the acid will corrode it. Just put 1 tablespoon per gallon. I don't keep it in the water all the time, though.
     
  9. I make my own using Miss Prissy's recipe, and its great. I keep it in the closet in the back bedroom where it is dark and cool. as I am running low, I noticed the new apple cider being placed out so I can start over for next year. esp since i take as much or more than my chickens, it helps arthritis pain. love it in my rasberry tea, Marrie
     
  10. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some growing in the closet too about 8 quarts [​IMG]
     

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