Apple cider vinegar is known to have many healthy uses. It is made through a process called fermentation. ACV is rich in phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and calcium as well. It also has a valuable role in preventing heartburn and aiding digestion by increasing stomach acids.
When apple cider vinegar is added to bath water, it helps to naturally restore balance the skin’s pH. It will kill the bacteria and fungus present on the skin which can lead to a lot of problems such as eczema, dandruff, and other skin conditions. Apple cider vinegar can be replaced as a great conditioner and shampoo.
How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar?
What You Need:
- A clean jar. You can use any size of jar you wish.
- Organic apple scraps which are enough to fill your jar ¾ of the way full.
- Organic sugar cane.
- Filtered water.
- Fermentation weight/ Small glass jar.
- Cheesecloth/ Coffee filter.
- Rubber band.
- Organic apple scraps.
- 2 tablespoons of cane sugar
- 2 cups of filtered water.
- Clean the jar very well and let it air dry.
- Fill the jar ¾ full with the apple scraps.
- Dissolve 1 tablespoon cane sugar into 1 cup of water.
- Pour the sugar water over the apples until they are completely submerged.
- Weight down the apples with a fermentation weight or small glass jar.
- Cover with the cheesecloth or coffee filter and secure with the rubber band.
- Store in a dark room at room temperature.
- Leave it for approximately for weeks and check on it every few days.
- After 3 weeks, strain the apple pieces out and return the liquid to the jar.
- Recover and put the jar back into a dark spot for another 3 to 4 weeks.
- When the apple cider vinegar has reached its tartness you can transfer it into a different jar and start using it.
At some point, while making the apple cider vinegar you will probably notice a scoby like a thing that forms on the top of the jar. This is called the mother. You can either remove it or you can just leave it floating in your vinegar.
- This recipe requires sugar to feed the bacteria and most of the sugar is fermented out. You can use honey instead of sugar but it does not work as well as sugar.
- Make sure all the equipment used in the process are very clean. It is important to make sure you don’t let any bacteria in other than the natural bacteria of the process.
- Make sure that your jar is well covered as gnats and flies love apple cider vinegar. Do not use a solid lit as it needs to be able to breathe and release gasses from the process of fermentation.
- White scum formed on the top is normal, however, it is not good as it will spoil your apple cider vinegar. To prevent this from happening, keep the apples submerged under the water.