Making and Using Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

| 6/22/2017 11:22:00 PM

Tags: apple cider vinegar, preserving apples, Melissa Souza,

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Last year we had about 50 pounds of apples to preserve. I made apple sauce, apple butter, and apple pie filling. Then I figured that I would try my hand at making hard apple cider. I decided not to pasteurize my crushed cider, and rely on the natural yeast strands to ferment my cider. I did everything right, so I thought. When it was time to finally taste my bounty I took a big swig only to discover that I had successfully brewed 5 gallons of apple cider vinegar. I was about to dump the entire batch, but that went against everything that I stood for in my quest towards self sufficiency.

I remembered that I used ACV when canning salsa to prevent bacteria growth, and recalled my grandmother’s kitchen smelling of her vinegar cleaners. There had to be other uses for it as well. I started by investigating what exactly is apple cider vinegar? It is made by taking crushed apples, and adding yeast. The sugars ferment into alcohol, just like when making wine.

The word “vinegar” actually means sour wine in the French language. Bacteria is then added to the alcohol which causes further fermentation, and produces acetic acid, which is what makes it vinegar. Apparently my apples held a natural bacteria that skunked the entire batch.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Cleaning

Commercial cleaners have been linked to respiratory problems, and increased cancer risks for humans and animals. As a mother of 4 I often worry about the chemicals that my children are exposed to. I see their little hands on the floors, and on the glass and think about what is being transferred to their skin, or even worse, to their mouths.

Commercial cleaners have been linked to respiratory problems, and increased cancer risks for humans and animals.

8/25/2017 8:53:11 AM

Thanks for sharing this information. Adding apple cider vinegar to your diet can help you lose weight. It can also reduce your body fat percentage, make you lose belly fat and decrease your blood triglycerides. Apart from this having a cup of detox tea daily will also helps in to reduce body fat. Get more information here at-

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