Why would you want to make Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple Cider Vinegar is an all-natural product reputed to have numerous healthy benefits. Some examples are boosting immune systems and increasing stamina. This inexpensive recipe takes approximately 7 months to make. Check out the step-by-step instructions below.
Source: How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar: 13 Steps (with Pictures), courtesy of WikiHow.com
- Wash 10 organically grown apples.
- Cut the apples into quarters.
- Allow the apples to rest at room temperature until they turn brown.
- Put the brown apple quarters into a large, wide-mouth glass jar.
- Pour enough water in the jar to cover the apples.
- Cover the jar with a cheesecloth. Allow it to rest lightly on top, without securing. This will let more oxygen into the mixture.
- Place the covered jar in a warm, dark place. A hot water closet works well. You can also store it in an attic or well house during warm weather months.
- Leave the jar to stand, covered for 6 months, stirring once a week.
- Retrieve the jar at the end of the 6-month fermentation period. There will be a layer of scum on top of the liquid. This forms from normal bacteria as alcohol turns to vinegar
- Filter the liquid through the cheesecloth slowly into another wide-mouth glass jar. This can be done by holding the cheesecloth securely onto the first jar. Then tip it to let small amounts of liquid through and into the second jar. Do this until all the liquid is filtered and transferred to the second jar.
- Cover the new jar of liquid with the same cheesecloth.
- Let stand in a warm, dark place for another 4 to 6 weeks.
- Transfer your fully-fermented Apple Cider Vinegar into smaller containers if desired. Store, covered, in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.
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