Homemade Apple Scrap Vinegar
Did you know you could make apple scrap vinegar simply by combining apple peelings and cores with water and sugar, and let it ferment until it turns into vinegar?
apple scrap vinegar
apple scraps from about 12 apples
organic cane sugar
Place the apple scraps in a quart-sized jar. Push down on the scraps to squish them towards the bottom half of the jar.
Add the sugar or molasses and pour water over the apples leaving several inches of airspace at the top.
Cover the jar with a coffee filter or cheesecloth, and secure it with an elastic band or canning ring (just the ring, not the lid).
Place the jar in a warm, dark location, out of direct sunlight. You should begin to see bubbles on the surface within a few days.
Once your ferment begins to bubble, stir daily to keep your apple scraps submerged and prevent mold. Continue fermenting until the bubbles stop, about 2 weeks.
Once the bubbling has ended, strain the ferment through a cheesecloth lined colander into a large bowl. Squeeze out as much liquid from the scraps as you can.
Discard the apple scraps and pour the liquid into a new jar. Cover the jar with a fresh coffee filter and secure it with an elastic or canning lid.
Place the jar back in the warm location and let it continue fermenting until it develops a tart vinegary flavor, another 2-4 weeks.
Once you are happy with the flavor of your vinegar, cap, and store in a cool, dark location for up to a year.
Homemade Apple Scrap Vinegar https://imaginacres.com/apple-scrap-vinegar/ October 30, 2019