Feeling sick? You just take some vinegar. Dish need something? Add some vinegar. Ran out of your favorite beauty product? Use some vinegar! It is one of those household staples for us and I finally can say that I made some of my very own.
The funny thing is I thought it would be a lot harder than it was. The worst part is having patience and waiting :) I also helps to have an awesome friend who gives you some homemade apple cider so you can experiment, thanks Hannah!
Really simple process here: you get some homemade or unpasteurized apple cider.
Put the cider in glass gallon jars and place a coffee filter or cheese cloth over the top and secure with a rubber band. To let the gasses out and keep the bugs from getting in.
Now find somewhere to sit your cider vinegar for 6-12 months. It is best to have it somewhere where little fingers don't poke holes in the coffee filer just to see what is in there. I know from experience.
You also want to make sure that it is also in a warm place to keep the process moving along however, the one time because I put it out of the house when we had visitors it froze, it didn't seem to affect the final product, so if you accidentally freeze it that is okay too. Pretty hardy stuff.
When it is finished, after about 6-12 months, you just strain out the vinegar with cheese cloth into glass jars and use as you would any other raw cider vinegar! I like the fact that you basically ignore this stuff and it becomes vinegar. Very easy for a lazy, pregnant mommy to handle!
The Farmer in the Dell