Some say it's 10:1, some say 12:1 for fresh:driedjeffinsgf said:Glad to find this resource, but I want to confirm something.
I am getting ready to make a Thai sauce called Nam Prik Pao. Mark Bittman's recipe calls for 2-1/2 ounces of dried chiles. If I'm reading your conversion chart correctly, I would need 2-1/2 pounds of fresh chiles in place of dried pods. Is that right? Seems like a lot.
I'm growing Thai and Oriental peppers for the first time. I've been growing cayenne, habanero and Scotch bonnet for years.
Of course now I cannot find the source, I am going to measure with my PH meter when I get into pickling.salsalady said:I've not done any kind of taste test with other white vinegars. I use the white vinegar mostly in the salsa. It's a gallon of vinegar in over 20 gallons of salsa, so flavor's not really an issue. Beyond that, as long as it's 5%, I've not paid much attention.
Other vinegars I have noticed some differences in brands. Some of the balsamics, rice and cider vinegars can have a big difference in flavors.
Interesting note, JHP. Thanks for posting. These jugs are 2 different brands, so maybe I'll pick up another white vin in a smaller jar and see if there's a difference between them.
It was a flavor thing...salsalady said:Was the source referencing "quality" by flavor or acidity? I'd be surprised if it's labeled 5% but isn't 5%. Flavor...yea, i could see that. Heck, even the plastic jug could make a difference in the flavor. DWV always has such a sharp flavor compared to other vinegars.
JoynersHotPeppers said:I also read/saw that white vinegar in a gallon jug is terrible quality, what do you think?
That was right along the lines I read and recall, thanks!The Hot Pepper said:
It can be distilled from natural gas or petroleum and is considered a petro-chemical product. Heinz is distilled from corn, and they make a point of telling you on their site. Store brands in plastic are the God awful cheap stuff, but people buy them to clean with, that's why they make the cheap-o stuff. Never use that crap for food. Janitorial companies buy the gallons. Check into your DWV before buying. Tabasco on their site also tells you they use a premium white vinegar.