Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar benefits have been known for a long time; it is a completely natural product, resulting from the fermentation of apple juice to hard apple cider followed by a second fermentation to apple cider vinegar.
  • 5 apples of choice – stems removed
  • 1 Cup of raw sugar or raw local honey
  • Filtered water
  • Cheesecloth
  1. Wash and chop your apples into medium-sized pieces, no smaller than 1”
  2. Place them in a sterilized 1-gallon wide-mouth glass jar, no more than half of the jar.
  3. Mix the sugar or honey with 1 cup of water and pour it on top of the apples until all of the apples are covered.
  4. Cover the jar with a cheesecloth and secure it with a rubber band.
  5. Place the jar in a warm, dark place for about 1 week, stirring at least once a day.
  6. Strain out the liquid and discard the apple pieces.
  7. Return the liquid to a clean jar or multiple jars if you desire and cover it again with your cheesecloth.
  8. Return the jar to the same warm, dark place for roughly 3 to 4 weeks.
  9. After the first 4 weeks, you can begin to also taste your vinegar and once it reaches an acidity you like, strain it one more time and transfer it to clean glass jars and begin using it.
Recipe by Floyd Family Homestead at https://floydhomestead.com/2015/05/04/homemade-apple-cider-vinegar/