We are all about reducing the amount of waste in our home. As fall rolls through we use a lot of apples and when baking and making homemade applesauce and such the peels and cores would normally end up in the trash. That is what made us decide to make apple cider vinegar ourselves. The seeds can be added to bird feed and the stems are all that is left for the compost. How is that for reducing waste?
How do you make Apple Cider Vinegar from your apple scraps?
If you are cooking a lot of apples like we are and you want to get the most out of your apple scraps grab a large jar and make a batch of apple cider vinegar with your apple scraps instead of tossing them into the compost bin. When you strain it you can still toss the leftovers right into the compost for amazing soil.
The process to make apple cider vinegar is really very simple.
:: Place your scraps in a bowl while you are cutting up apples for any other project you are doing.
:: Let those scraps turn brown. This aids in the fermenting process.
:: While cleaning up your kitchen dump the apple scraps into a glass jar and add water. Lesson learned here leave some headroom as it ferments the level will rise.
:: Cover with cheesecloth or a flour sack towel like I did. Tie a string around the rim to keep it on. This will keep bugs and dust out of your vinegar
:: Place in a warm dark shelf. (above your fridge or stove should be warm cabinets do to heat let off from that appliance.
:: You can go back and add more scraps until the jar is filled most of the way up don’t waste space right?
:: Mark your calendar for one month. When you go back you will find the apples have fermented into Apple cider vinegar.
:: You will find this has a bit of sediment in it. This is called the Mother and is amazing for your health. You can strain and cook with the mother or use it to give your next a boost when you make apple cider vinegar.
Make Apple Cider Vinegar to use in many ways in your home.
Apple cider vinegar is a bit expensive these days and to get a bottle with the mother in it, you are looking at over $7 a bottle. Apple cider vinegar has many benefits for your health and can be used to make your own cleaners. Making your own from scraps can save a whole lot of money in the long run, give it a try you won’t regret it. Apple Cider Vinegar has so many uses making it more than worth the time to make your own.