Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar
(Original Recipe on Wellness Mama)

Step 1: Chop up some apples (including the core and skin) and fill a large jar 3/4 full with them.

Step 2: For each jar, dissolve 1 tbsp sugar (I used brown sugar) into 1 cup filtered water and pour into jar. Top with water to make sure apples are covered.

Step 3: Use a fermentation weight to push apples down under the liquid to avoid mould forming. Cover with cheesecloth or muslin and store in a dark, cool place for 3 weeks.

Step 4: After 3 weeks, strain the apples, pour liquid back into jars, cover and leave another 3-4 weeks to develop tartness (it will smell very sweet at this stage).

Step 5: Stir every 3-4 days and after 3 weeks, check to see if your vinegar is tart enough for you.

Step 6: When you reach your desired level of tartness, transfer the vinegar into a clean jar with a proper lid and enjoy!

I've read this has a shelf life from 2 years to forever...we shall see! :)

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