A few weeks ago, I had some apples leftover from the Ellijay Apple Festival that were going bad and instead of tossing them in the compost, I’d decided to try making homemade apple cider vinegar. And ta-da!! It turned out great and was super easy to make.
Here’s how I made my homemade ACV:
3 apples chopped (I used the peel and core)
2 tbsp raw, local honey
- Rinse and chop the apples, then throw them in a glass jar (I used two small glass jars)
- Fill the jar with filtered water, just to the top of the apples.
- Add honey and stir until dissolved.
- Cover jar with coffee filter and let sit in a cool, dark place!
- Stir every few days for about two weeks.
- Use a strainer to separate the vinegar from the apple bits and throw those pieces in the compost.
- You can continue to let it sit for a 2-4 weeks to taste. (Mine was perfectly ready at six weeks) Now your ACV is ready to use!
Apple cider vinegar has many uses for house and health. It’s a natural disinfectant and deodorizer, and can make your hair shine. I’ve added a few links below listing the many uses of apple cider vinegar. What’s your favorite way to use ACV? And have you tried making it homemade before?