How To Make Vinegar from Raw Apples


Vinegar is much simpler to make than people imagine. In fact, very little effort is required on your part to produce delicious apple vinegar. Once you’ve perfected the art of basic apple vinegar, consider experimenting with spices such as cinnamon and ginger to create some tasty vinegars.

Step 1

Sterilize the sun tea jar in your dishwasher and cut a piece of cheese cloth to fit securely under the lid.

Step 2

Wash the apples and run them through the juicing machine.

Step 3

Combine 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 apple juice in the sun tea jar and place the cheese cloth and lid into place.

Step 4

Store the jar in a dark, warm place to encourage growth of the starter culture in the vinegar.

Step 5

Check the vinegar daily until it reaches the desired strength. If it seems to be losing strength, then it is overdone and the starter has run out of sustenance.

Step 6

Pour the vinegar into the 4 oz. mason jars and tightly close the lids.

Step 7

Store for 6 months before using to smooth out the flavor.

Things You'll Need

  • Sun tea jar
  • Cheese cloth
  • Fresh apples
  • Juicing machine
  • Unpasteurized, unfiltered vinegar
  • 4 oz. mason jars with sealing lids


  • Vinegar Connoisseurs International: How To Make Vinegar
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