Making Crab apple cider vinegar: airlock or cheese cloth?

Last night, I procrastinated cleaning the dining room by starting the apple cider vinegar! 😀 I slightly modified the recipe I used last year, which you can find here. (Link will open in a new tab.) I started off by using one of my gallon jars to measure out apples from one of the 5 … Continue reading Making Crab apple cider vinegar: airlock or cheese cloth?

Prepping a cap for an airlock – using the tools at hand

Last year, we made apple cider vinegar using the bright red apples from just one tree. The result was a delicious, delicately pink cider vinegar, and we were looking forward to making it again. There was just one problem. The instructions we followed said to put the jar in a dark place, so we tucked … Continue reading Prepping a cap for an airlock – using the tools at hand

Crabapple Cider Vinegar, part 3 – the finished product

Part 1Part 2 The cider vinegar I made using our crabapples was due to be ready somewhere between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, or to taste. I checked the flavour somewhere in between then, before moving it to the fridge. Here is what it looks like. The finished vinegar has a lovely reddish pink colour … Continue reading Crabapple Cider Vinegar, part 3 – the finished product

Things with crab apples: apple cider vinegar

Things have been a bit crazy lately, weather wise. Some severe storms have blown across our area and, while we have pretty much just caught the edges of them, they still resulted in internet outages and our power flickering in and out. Perfect weather to stay indoors and to things with our crab apples! I … Continue reading Things with crab apples: apple cider vinegar