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Re: Growing vinegar eels
Hay bear who gave that idea to ya?
From: Park Bear <parkbear at juno_com>
To: KillieTalk at aka_org <KillieTalk at aka_org>
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 1999 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: Growing vinegar eels
>Mike, I use to do my cultures this way, but I made a little modification.
> I add a tablespoon of sugar in a gallon jar of apple cider vinegar/water
>mixture (1:1) and skip the apple pieces. The apples seem to deteriorate
>and cloud the culture. I have more than I need.
>>Mix cider vinegar with water, ratio 1:1 to 1:5 vinegar to water, depends
>on who you >ask. Chop up some apple and drop in, no skin, and add
>starter. Will probably take >several weeks to get going and some of the
>guys have little secrets they swear by like >adding a pinch of yeast or
>sugar, but the basic does work. To harvest, go to the >grocery store,
>buy some scrubbers for teflon, usuall green and are in flat pads usually
>>about 4x6 and 3/8 thick. They look like flat, fat, green steel wool.
>cut into triangle >shapes, put wide end in the culture and put the lid on
>the thin end so it does not fall in. >When you need eels, remove the pad,
>let it drip into the jar, then squeeze into jar. Dip >into a container
>with water and swirl around, let it drip into that and then put back
>>into the culture. If you hold the container up to the light you can see
>em all tryin to >swim somewhere, in a hurry goin nowhere. Use an
>eyedropper to put some in with >fry.
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