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Q & A: heating vinegar in a pressure cooker

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Most recent answer: 12/23/2016
Q:
Hello, I am in the process of making a hot sauce. The process calls for heating white vinegar to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. I can only heat the vinegar to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. How can I get it 240 or a above?
- Richard Joyner (age 45)
Ocala, Florida
A:

You could use a standard pressure cooker, which should let you reach 240° F or even slightly hotter. You won't be able to open the pressure cooker safely at that temperature, however, so the hot peppers (I'm guessing about the recipe) will have to be already in the vinegar.

Mike W.


(published on 12/23/2016)

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