Monday, June 11, 2012

How to make Apple Cider Vinegar at Home

I have been trying and trying to make vinegar and almost all of my attempts have failed. The only ones that worked good were the ones where I used some Apple Cider Vinigar to begin with. What I mean is that I added some ACV witht the mother in it, such as Braggs ACV and then I added either water or water with an herb in it.

Now I am trying to make a larger batch of it the old fashoined way. But just because I am just starting this adventure and I don't have a really large mother to take off of one bottle and put into another I am adding some ACV to the bottom of my gallon jar just for good measure.

Here is what I did.


About an inch of Braggs ACV at the bottom of a gallon glass jar (pickle jar)
All of the peelings and cores you can come up with from organic apples
Filtered water to the top
Cheese cloth on the top and a rubber band around that to keep the bugs out. (fruit flies really like this stuff)

Set aside in a warm location for a month and come check on it after that time to see if a mother has formed on top it will look kind of frothy and a little like a pan cake.

I will let you see how things turned out with my bath in about a month. I was suprized to see how inexpensive organic apples are. Now we will be buying more of these in the future.


Anonymous said...

I make apple cider vinegar too! Love the homemade stuff compared to the store's.

Thanks for linking this up at the Carnival of Home Preserving! I hope to see you again, next Friday!

Have a great weekend!

Jenifer Harrod said...

Thanks Laura, do you make it this way or another method?

Unknown said...

This is great! Thank you for the recipe. I will have to try this.

Jenifer Harrod said...

Thanks Shelly, I need to try this recipe again myself.

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