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Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar


 This might be the easier thing we've done all year.

 makes 1 cup vinegar

- Ingredients - 
6 apples, mixed variety
1 cup water

- Tools - 
Weston Apple Peeler
Jar, sanitized
Cheesecloth


1. Use your Apple Peeler to peel & core your apples. Use the apple slices to make fritters or some other tasty treat.


2. Dump the peels and cores into a jar with 1 cup water.


Cover with cheesecloth and allow to ferment in a cool, dry place.



3. After two weeks, remove the scraps.

Don't say 'gross!' That white stuff forming on top is the "vinegar mother." You can add that mother to cider or wine to make future batches of vinegar. 

We simply tipped our jar, cheesecloth still intact, into another container to strain the scraps from the fermenting vinegar, We then composted the leftover peels & cores and returned the liquid to the jar.


4. Let the liquid ferment another 2-4 weeks, covered with cheesecloth, until the smell from the jar is sweet & pungent.


5. Scrape the mother from the top and store for future vinegar-making ventures. The vinegar is now ready to use. Seal it and store in a cool, dry place.

6. Consider making a shrub!


Sample Product Label
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