In this method, oak barrels were used as fermentation vessels and the vinegar was siphoned off through a spigot at the bottom of the barrel.
Approximately 15 percent of the vinegar was left behind, which contained the mother of vinegar and its concentrated bacteria floating on top.
Tweet Peoples from many lands of the world have used vinegar in many different ways, for thousands of years.
Around 5000 BC the Babylonians were using the fruit of the date palm to make wine and vinegar to be used as food and a preservative or pickling agent.
In the New Testament a sponge soaked in vinegar was held to the parched lips of Jesus to help ease his thirst when he was hanging on the cross During the Black Plague, from 1347 to 1771 doctors rubbed vinegar infused with essential oils and herbs all-over their bodies, when tending to the contagious sick.
They also used it inside their cloaks to inhale for their protection.
Apple cider vinegar was used to this effect during the American Civil War and as late as World War I.