How to make Apple Cider Vinegar from Scratch

Apple Cider Vinegar

Making your own apple cider vinegar at home can be a really rewarding achievement. One, it is not that hard to do and two, you can brag to your friends about you new culinary achievement! Vinegar is a product that you can use in preparing many meals and has great health benefits as will.

Making your own homemade apple cider vinegar can be done at any time; but the autumn season is a time when apples are abundant everywhere and you will have a greater supply to choose from. It is also the time when many women begin to can their fruits and vegetables.

You can generally use any type of apples for the project; but certain types of apples will produce a finer end product. If you want to go a healthier route, consider using organic apples or, soak in 11.5 alkaline water, to remove and pesticide residue or wax.

If you prefer your apple cider vinegar strong, use a variety of sweeter apples to achieve this outcome. I suggest, apples that are sweeter such as red gold, delicious, fuji, and honeycrisp.

The reason for using sweeter apples is, sugar is the catalos for fermentation and it helps improve the process.

You will need:

  • apples
  • brewer's yeast
  • cheesecloth
  • jars
  • lids

The Process

Wash and cut up the apples into small pieces, then mash and strain them through the cheese cloth. Use enough apples to make about 2 gallons of juice.

Dissolve 1 yeast cake into a quart of water. Pour the mixture into the apple juice, leaving room for fermentation gases. Seal the container. Keep cider mix at room temperature about 65 to 80 degrees, for 4 weeks.

Storing

Stir the apple cider vinegar as needed until you get the taste you want. Store for to 4 four week, longer for a stronger vinegar. Do not strain out the mother (settlement on the bottom). This is a powerful part of the vinegar especially when using for health purposes, like lowering high blood pressure or weight loss.

Pasteurization

It is not really necessary to do anything else to the apple cider vinegar, but if you desire to pasteurize the juice, heat it on the stove to about 150 degrees and cool and store in glass containers.

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Monica Kay 215 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

This is a very helpful article.


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StephSev108 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Thank you. This is a cool recipe!


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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Brewers yeast helps with the fermentation process.


Carol-Reed 4 years ago

I have a question about the ACV I have read on a few sites how to make it, some call for brews yeast others only apples and water? I would love some feed back from anyone who has made it to please share what they know.

thanks


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katrinasui 5 years ago

I didn't know that making apple Cider Vinegar is so easy. Thanks for explaining the whole procedure.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Wonderful! My elders in NC used to do this and so much more. I can't wait to pack up in a year or two and leave NYC and look for a place around New Bern so I can do all the healthy living things once again.

A million thanks. I'm already a follower. Yay! And rated up!


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vydyulashashi 5 years ago from Hyderabad,India

Yummy!

Tasty Hub!

God Bless You!


Patricia Shaw 5 years ago

Thanks for the helpful recipe! Didn't know it would be so easy or so inexpensive--can't wait to make it!


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celebritie 5 years ago

This is really cool.


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rex michaels 5 years ago

Outstanding! My family when I was a child made vinegar. It is a lost art, I'am interested in the health factor. I may just have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing


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Food Fairies 5 years ago from London

Great! Thanks for the info... Cider vinegar is brilliant for boosting digestive juices, and for general digestive health support. I shall be trying this! Love, The Food Faires x


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Cool! We bought some yesterday. I think the move to making our own should be done though. :=D

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