Make Apple Cider Vinegar

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is typically made by fermenting crushed apples with yeast and bacteria, which converts the sugars into acetic acid. Here’s a basic recipe for making ACV at home:



Apples (any variety will work)
Sugar (optional)



Large glass jar
Cheesecloth or coffee filter
Rubber band
Glass bottles or jars for storing the ACV



  1. Wash the apples thoroughly and chop them into small pieces, including the skins and cores.
  2. Place the apple pieces in a large glass jar, filling it about 3/4 of the way full.
  3. Add enough water to the jar to cover the apple pieces.
  4. If desired, add sugar to the mixture to speed up the fermentation process.
  5. Cover the jar with a cheesecloth or coffee filter and secure it with a rubber band.
  6. Store the jar in a cool, dark place for several weeks, stirring the mixture every few days.
  7. After a few weeks, the mixture should start to smell sour and vinegar-like. Taste it to see if it has reached the desired level of acidity.
  8. Once the ACV is ready, strain it through a fine-mesh strainer and transfer it to glass bottles or jars using a funnel.
  9. Store the ACV in a cool, dark place and use it as desired.


Note: Making ACV at home can be a fun and rewarding process, but it’s important to be cautious and follow proper food safety practices to avoid contamination or spoilage. 

If you’re unsure about the safety of your homemade ACV, it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional or stick with commercially produced ACV.

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