How I LOVE thrifty nifty things. And making vinegar from something you throw away – apple peels and cores is RIGHT up my alley! I first learnt about it from Blue Bear Wood on our Foraging Tops & Tricks hangout. Simply genius and so easy.
To Make Vinegar you will need:
Apple peelings, a jar, muslin, water, a dark warm space
How To Make Vinegar from Apple Leftovers
1) Let your peelings go brown
2) Pack them into a jar and cover with water (you can top this up over the course of a few days, once the scum starts to form, leave it and start a new jar)
3) Cover with a muslin (do not seal, you need to let it breath)
4) Put in a warm dark place. After a month you can start taste testing it
5) Once ready. Strain and decanter into a bottle. If you find your vinegar is cloudy, that is fine (it is apple sediment and good), if you don’t like that though, you can strain it through a coffee filter.
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