Creating our own high quality apple cider vinegar is much easier than you’d think, and is also very cheap. It is true that you can also get it cheap at the supermarket, but using a home-made apple cider vinegar gives you the certainty of having a high quality product that ensures great results.
Before starting to prepare the apple cider vinegar, make sure to have:
Initial tip: Choosing high quality apples is important to obtain an excellent product. In addition, using different varieties of apples, for instance, combining sweet apples with sourer varieties, will give a more structured flavour to the apple cider vinegar.
STEP 1: Extract the juice.
The first thing to do is to choose the apples: these have to be without blemishes and not mouldy. Organic apples are the best to use, since they are cultivated without pesticides or chemical products. The more apples are used, the larger the quantity of vinegar obtained.
STEP 2: Fermented apple juice.
Tip: You will have to use sweet apples to make apple cider vinegar. If the apples are still unripe, it is better to add some sugar. Furthermore, you can leave some skin on the apple before processing it to speed up the fermentation process.
STEP 3: Apple cider vinegar.
Eventually, filter the apple cider vinegar and keep it in a bottle, better if it is sterilised and the glass is dark. Now you have your own organic, home-made high-quality apple cider vinegar!