How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

How to produce home-made organic apple cider vinegar

Making your own apple cider vinegar is such a simple process and this page shows you how. Homemade vinegar is excellent in salads and cooking. It contains many vitamins such as riboflavin, B-1 and mineral salts. The vinegar can also be used for medical purposes, it can be taken as a tonic and is good mixed with honey.

It’s even good for keeping cats away, apparently they don’t like the smell of it.


8 large cooking apples

or 16 smaller dessert apples

Pure filtered water

Obviously the sour apples with give a different flavour to the sweet apples. You could even use a mixture of the two or any combination you prefer.

Adding yeast to activate fermentation is not essential, but can be used to speed up the process. Special cultivated yeasts are available for this purpose if preferred.  Some say it produces a higher quality vinegar.

Apple Cider VinegarEquipment:

A 1 gallon bucket or large fermentation jar

Any large wide necked container can be use but do not use a metal container unless it is made of stainless steel. Metal will react with the acid in the apples and spoil your vinegar. Make sure to thoroughly clean your equipment to stop the vinegar from being spoiled.

Method to make apple cider vinegar:

I take half of the apples and juice them, add the juice to the container. Then cut the rest into quarters and add them to the juice. Top the container up with pure water free from chlorine/flouride, I prefer to use sparkling bottled water. Cover the container with cling film or if you intend to stir it often then you can use cheesecloth held on by an elastic band. Keep in a dark, warm place.

The temperature of fermenting cider should be kept between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures below 60 F do not always produce a usable vinegar and temperatures above 80 F interfere with the formation of the ‘mother’ of vinegar.

A sign of vinegar production is a mat that forms on the bottom of the fermenting cider, this is referred to as ‘the mother’.

If you want you can make the cider completely from juice but make sure it’s pure apple juice not the commercial kind. Commercial apple juice contains ingredients that will stop the fermentation process. There are several different methods, the choice is yours.

There are so many uses for apple cider vinegar, here are a few suggestions

Apple cider vinegar (acv) can be used on your skin as a cleanser. It’s apparently good for eczema, acne, warts and skin tags.

Acv can be used as a laundry softener, jewellery and drain cleaner. Add bicarb to clean any surface as it is very gentle and won’t scratch the surface.

I’ve heard claims that it’s good for arthritis, pms symptoms, weight-loss and mastitis. Don’t take my word for it, do your own research. I’m sure you’ll be as amazed as I was.

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