Find out how to make vinegar in four easy steps. All you need are some apple scraps to make homemade apple cider vinegar on the homestead!
How to Make Vinegar On The Homestead In 4 Steps
Use this vinegar recipe to learn how to make apple cider vinegar at home. Making your own vinegar means that there won’t be any icky preservatives added to it. The vinegar will definitely taste better because you can customize its taste!
There is a delightful unpredictability to homemade vinegar since you have the freedom to choose the main ingredient. There are many varieties of this tangy, fermented liquid, but the most common variation is apple cider vinegar. Follow these four easy steps on how to make vinegar!
- Dark, glass bottles
You will need organically-grown apples, some dark glass bottles and a little bit of patience. Easy!
Step 1: Wash your apples and cut into small pieces
Make a mush out of the apples by hand or with your trusted electric juicer or food processor, then strain it through a muslin bag. You can also use apple scraps for this so the next time you’re baking lots of apple pies, remember to save the peelings and the cores.
Step 2: Store juice in clean, dark, glass bottles.
Step 3: Store in cool, dark place.
Let it sit for about six months, and let nature do the rest.
Step 4: Strain, bottle and cork.
Voila! You’ve learned how to make vinegar in a bottle! Store covered in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.
How did your vinegar-making go? Did these steps help you learn how to make vinegar? We’d love to hear from you! Tell us in the comments section below.
This post was originally published in October 2014 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.