Have you ever wondered how to make apple cider vinegar? I did, but it wasn’t until recently I decided to find out how. Surprisingly, it is very simple. If you have read my other blogs, then you know, I love simple!
Recently, I bought a bushel of organic apples to make apple butter. I saved all the peels and cores. Making your own organic apple cider vinegar only takes a few ingredients and you let it ferment for approximately one month. If you save your old ACV bottles you can transfer the liquid over to them–since they are already labeled.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
- organic apple peels and core
- boiling water
- organic sugar
- Place the apple scraps in your jars. Press them down, but not too dense.
- Make your sugar water; 1 cup of boiling water to 1 tbsp of organic cane sugar. For a one gallon jug, it took six to seven cups of sugar water to cover the apple scraps. I placed a canning seal with a magnet on it for weight on top of the apple to keep them pressed under the liquid.
- Remember to keep the apples under the water or you risk them becoming moldy
- Place a coffee filter over the top and secured it with a rubber band. Your ACV needs to sit in a dark corner, yet accessible to check on it daily
- After two weeks, strain the liquid and toss the scraps in your compost pile or give to your pets (it’s like probiotics) for them. Place the liquid back in your jugs and cover again with a coffee filter. Allow it to continue fermenting until desired taste (approximately 2 more weeks).
There are so many recipes that G2N has with ACV in them. Making your own will save you money. You don’t have to make a gallon jug, you can make a quart jar. It’s so easy you can be making it on a weekly basis. The health benefits alone from ACV is worth taking the time to make it.