Homemade Apple Scrap Vinegar

homemade apple scrap vinegar

Ok so you can make your own homemade apple scrap vinegar! Its free! It’s really easy too and takes no time to make! 

Yes! It really is amazing stuff too.

You may never need to buy vinegar again once you start making your own homemade apple scrap vinegar.  Making your own vinegar is free, comes with zero plastic packaging and helps use up food scraps that would normally end up in the bin!  The best part too is that its delicious and good for you.

You can use it to dress salads, use it to clean your house with, drink it or even use it to wash your hair!

Do I need any special equipment or hard to find ingredients?

Nope!!  You need one ingredient to make apple scrap vinegar, you guessed it, Apple scraps!! All you need is any left-over cores and peels.  So first step is to eat some apples, cook a pie or use in whatever your favorite recipe is! I save the cores and freeze till I have a good few and then make.

Ingredients –

Apple scraps

Water to cover

I haven’t really included weights here as you can make as much or as little as like, as a guide though ensure that there is enough water to cover the apples and it should work no issues.

Place the apple scraps in glass jar and then cover with water. The best jars to use have wide mouths (you want the air to circulate over the apples)

Cover with a muslin cloth and then leave at room temperature and allow to ferment.

For the first few days check and stir the mix daily, the mix should start getting bubbly (this means it is fermenting).  After about a week or so (temperature depending) the bubbling should have stopped. 

The mix is now ready to strain.  Once strained discard the apples (they can go in the compost) and then return the liquid to the jar.

Cover again and then leave for a further 1-4 weeks (temperature depending), the mix should go sour and taste like vinegar.  The longer you leave it the stronger it will get.  When you are happy with the taste bottle and then store.

This will keep indefinitely!

Let us know how you get on with your apple scrap vinegar. 

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Rachel

    This is the first recipe I’ve seen that doesn’t include sugar. Could you explain how that works/what the difference is? Thanks, and thanks for taking the time to post all of these tips!

    1. Admin

      Hi Rachel, glad you like them!

      This recipe relies on the natural sugar in the apple to ferment it. It will talks a little bit longer to ferment this way as adding sugar feeds the yeast.

      If you want to speed up the process you can always add a little sugar or honey but it will be happy without.

      Hope that answers your question! If you give it a go let us know how you get on and send us some pictures 🙌🙌

    2. Admin

      Hi Rachel, glad you like them!
      This recipe relies on the natural sugar in the apple to ferment it. It will talks a little bit longer to ferment this way as adding sugar feeds the yeast.
      If you want to speed up the process you can always add a little sugar or honey but it will be happy without.
      Hope that answers your question! If you give it a go let us know how you get on and send us some pictures 🙌🙌

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