Apple Cider Vinegar

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It is also our main way of fermenting apple cider vinegar for use around the house and farm. If you don’t know, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) isn’t just for eating, you can use it in your home, on your hair, skin and even for your chickens!

Some Uses for ACV

  • Skin Toner - equal parts water and ACV

  • Natural astringent for acne - Mix 1 part water 1 part cider vinegar dip cotton ball and apply to spot. Leave until dry, then rinse

  • Make up remover - mix 1 part ACV and 2 parts water. Dab a cotton ball with the mixture and swipe on makeup to remove. 

  • Soak washcloth and place on sunburn.

  • Use in place of fabric softener.

  • Mix 1:1:1 ratio of water: ACV: vodka for an all-purpose cleaner.

  • ACV and baking soda to clear a clogged drain.

  • Put 1 tbsp per gallon of water in their drinker to boost chicken immune system.

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar

We make ACV exclusively out of scraps and do it in big fermenting buckets. We make 4-5 liters at a time, which may be a bit more than you are wanting to make, but the recipe is proportional.

Ingredients:

skins and cores from 4-5 apples

2 litres of water

125g of sugar

Method:

  1. Place your apples in your glass or plastic container.

  2. Pour water in until the fruit is completely covered.

  3. Add the sugar and stir.

  4. Cover with a cloth and leave for 7 days, stirring daily

  5. Filter out the fruit (this is the alcohol making stage)

  6. Pour back into the jar and cover with cloth.

  7. Ferment for another 2-4 weeks. Start testing it after 2 weeks.

  8. Once finished bottle to stop fermentation

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