Okay, here's a couple of new toys that just arrived. A couple of casks I just bought for aging the vinegar you see in process under cheesecloth. Each cask holds 2 liters. They aren't necessary to make vinegar but I recently got a raise so I decided to treat myself. In the crock on the left is red wine vinegar, on the right in the mason jar is cider vinegar. I'll be starting some white wine vinegar tomorrow. The vinegar is easy to start. Some unpasteurized vinegar mother with red wine and water added. Covering with cheesecloth or linen keeps the vinegar flies away. After a few weeks, you have vinegar. A couple of bottles of Cabernet started the red wine vinegar. Left over fresh cider for the other. You can use a glass container or crock. One with a spigot is better but I haven't bought one yet. Probably tomorrow. The casks are to help the vinegar age and deepen in flavor once it's done becoming vinegar. They are sitting in the tray because they need to be filled with hot water when you first buy them and they may leak a bit. After about 5 days they are ready for the vinegar. After several weeks/a couple of months, the vinegar is aged and ready to be bottled. I'm not sure the vinegar will be ready for the casks yet when the casks are ready but it's my first time so I got excited and rushed things a bit. I may have to buy a third cask just in case.