Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Apple Cider Vinegar

Fahed has a change of medication right now which means he has really bad muscle aches and appears to have lost the ability to sleep. He should feel better each day but maybe a few months to feel really good. To help with the muscle aches he has been taking Apple Cider Vinegar. I think I can make this myself. Here is the plan

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple ( a mixture of cooking and eating)
Filtered water
100g cup raw honey or organic cane sugar 
1 wide mouth gallon glass jar 
Cheesecloth or clean tea towel
Wash and chop up enough apples to slightly over half fill the jar.
Wash the apples and coarsely chop into pieces no smaller than 1 inch.  Cores, stems and seeds may be included.
Top up with filtered room temperature water to with a couple of inches from the top
Dissolve the honey or sugar in a little water and stir that it too.
Secure the tea towel/cheese cloth over the mouth of the jar.
Gently mix or shake once or twice a day for a week. Do not refrigerate. Sugar should start to  ferment (unless your kitchen is really cold) and there should be bubbles starting to form.
After one week strain and move to a clean jar/jars to continue.
Cover the jar mouth with a teatowel (secured - we don't want little friends getting in) & leave around for another month at normal room temperature. By then you can expect a small amount of sediment at the bottom and the beginnings of a mother if vinegar on the top! (exciting).
When it tastes right (longer time=stronger taste) then strain and bottle up. Store the bottled vinegar out of direct sunlight. If another mother of vinegar starts to form then just strain and rebottle from time to time.

1 comment:

  1. I've never thought about making my own apple cider vinegar mainly because I don't know what to do with it but I am interested in hearing how it works. I've noticed a lot of blogs on how to make kombucha or whatever it is called which is made nearly the same way, I think.


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