What kind of vinegar should I use for pickling?
White distilled and cider vinegars of 5 percent acidity (50 grain) are recommended. Vinegar of unknown acidity should not be used. Homemade vinegar falls into this category. If a light colored product is preferred, use white vinegar.
Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009