Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:34 AM
Right now my vinegar is in glass. I use gallon sun tea jars and actually just cover the large opening with coffee filter and then put the lid of the jar back on top and keep the pour tap on top open. I decant the vinegar to a separate gallon container for aging/mellowing,etc. I will then take that vinegar when desired and have been known to fill a quart jar with dried fruits or fresh herbs, and then eventually decant that and bottle it for use or gifting. It works for me. The oak was going to be an experiment--a friend swore that I should just drop an oak spiral in my malt vinegar to mellow it and I advised it just needs some time or a neutral barrel (which I do not yet own, and I will get a barrel for wine before I get a barrel for vinegar). Nothing wrong with experiments, sometimes you learn the most interesting things.