What happens to your fire cider when...

I completely forgot to shake the fire cider I’m attempting to make. Does this cause the mixture to go bad at all? I made it I a large container and only had enough ACV to fill about half the container (~half gallon). It’s been sitting for two months in the pantry. Is it okay to use?

Tiffany Anne
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Lori T. December 29, 2020
I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be okay to use. Shaking it would just make it more evenly distribute the various spices and flavorings, in a shorter amount of time. The contents themselves should prevent anything dangerous or worrisome setting up shop in the liquid. So long as you followed the recipe otherwise, and used a vinegar that contained a "mother", it should be some pretty potent stuff by now. I make vinegar myself all the time, and it routinely sits in a dark spot for months without me disturbing it at all. I have no reason to think your mixture would suffer from the same treatment.
 
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