Great Article Jennifer, Thanks for sharing with us. But the fermentation folks who do this more often than me – and use the same method – call it cider vinegar too. I’ve already got lots of fizzy bubbles, but the apples had risen to well above the level of the liquid (actually even above the top of the jar) and were pressing the cover – fabric, since we don’t keep coffee filters – upward. How to make your own Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Use the peels, cores, and apple scraps left over after making apple pie filling to help fill your jar. I don’t know, Audrey, I’ve never tried that before! When this homemade version of apple cider vinegar is done ( 4 weeks of fermenting ) you will have the most delicious thing you ever tasted, as well as the most healthful. 1/2 c of acv w/mother, pineapples bits, 1/2 c br sugar, (can also use honey, but takes longer), dist. SCOBY is the mushroom-like solids that are a natural byproduct of fermentation. . She kept 12 at her house, and I had 6 at mine. I wonder if it would help if I added more water? Crush the fruit to produce apple pulp and strain off the juice. Select fruit with no mold or rot. Hi there, lemon juice 2 1/2 tbsp. Cover the soaked cotton tip with duct tape trying to centre it on the wart. Using an airlock protects against contamination and allows the materials to create the ideal environment for fermentation. The filter was puffed up and completely soaked, dripping liquid down the sides of the jar and puddling at the bottom. I think I started this about a month ago or 3 weeks ago. Sorry for the confusion. We ended up packing up and moving across the country and I haven’t started a new batch of vinegar yet! Got a recipe for that good girl moonshine?! keep peels in or strain them it has been two weeks with peels. Cut the tip off a cotton swab and soak it in the homemade vinegar. So Easy! . DIY Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar If you have never tried making your own Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar it is a worthwhile simple recipe. 2 c. water 1 tbsp. Any solid advice or even just pondering would be helpful . The EASIEST way of getting a mother is to buy raw cider vinegar and inoculate your juice with a bit of the finished vinegar. Vinegars can last from 6-12 months, depending. There isn’t any bubbling going on. You can also use this for cleaning too Ginger, or washing produce. When we do applesauce in the very near future, I’ll make a large batch! I only use a T at a time mostly, so it lasted several months. This is a great site…It has been just 3 days since I started with the acv process and Der is a white froth/bubbles in top.I just skim them to the side and stir d mix.Is it ok to keep on going or should I throw it?? Cover the bottom of your jar with apple scraps, filling no more than 3/4 full. . Fill a plastic bag with water and place on top of apples to keep submerged. It was weak in color and flavor at the six weeks when it was bottled and the lids put on. Having 2 Meyers lemon, a tangerine, a pink lemon, & a Ponderosa lemon. Hey! On average, it takes us a couple of months to go through a 32 oz glass jar of apple cider vinegar. Special cultivated yeasts are available for this purpose at wine-making shops and biological labs—bread yeasts are not recommended. Unfortunately, the better option comes with a bigger price tag – $20+ for 64 oz of “raw and unfiltered” on Amazon. There were mold spots on one core, which I removed, but I think I caught it quickly enough not to worry. Also use brown sugar with no problems. Thank you all for the interesting advice making acv. I know this seems strange, but my husband tried it and it worked! I haven’t tried with any other variation (simply using what I had on hand), so it’s good to know that different varieties of apples produce different colors of vinegar. I had plenty of water to cover the apples but they kept floating. I used it on salads and cooking but the most amazing thing was that I used it to cure my son’s planters wart in two weeks. It’s not a super common occurrence to grow an MOV, but it means making more ACV easily going forward!! Citrus peelings in any size jar, (can keep in fridge for a wk, until you have enough), fill w/reg white vinegar, & cap. I just wondered if you could explain the color differences? So you CAN certainly seal it, but it will take a bit longer to get the acidity level you’re used to. Great note on the weight idea, and I’ll be sure to add that into the notes above. I happened to stumble across this while looking how to dehydrate apples. Allow continuing to sit at room temperature for another 2-4 weeks. My question is, when you get the “mother” how do you use her to make more accurate? Do you think I should leave it a lot longer and hope the color gets darker? ground ginger 8 drops of lemon extract. I just want to say thanks again for this recipe. Two factors require special attention when making vinegar at home: oxygen supply and temperature. I know plastic isn’t the best thing to use, but I still think the question might be good for someone else. The vinegar may become cloudy or a SCOBY could form on the top, both of which are normal. Hi, could you please enlighten me, what is a SCOBY. If it smells sweet, I’d just let it go longer. So, I threw it all out! I have started 2 batches of this recipe, and at the very least I know now to handle it a lot differently than I would actual ACV. The apples need room to expand and stay submerged. Got more frozen chicken than you know what to do with? This will keep the fruit submerged and since it doesn’t actually seal the jar, the gas from the fermenting process will escape around the edge of the bag of water. As for the apple core, I would NOT use eaten cores for ACV, just cut. One is still very light and one is light and thick like a syrup. Never trust the pineapple peelings, unless you grow them yourself. So, “EPA has set a limit of 0.01 parts per million (ppm) for arsenic in drinking water.” pasted from http://www.epa.gov site. I looked under the grain soaking but couldn’t find how much ACV to use in the soaking process. Using an air bubble remover remove any air trapped between the apple scraps. Thanks for this! I haven’t had any issues so far. Refrigerating your apple cider vinegar will stop the fermentation process. Geeze I just made 3 gallons of this, it’s not going to keep on a shelf? MAYBE you can dehydrate them into dog treats, but the vinegar soaked flavor likely won’t be enjoyable by humans. Hi Pam! Still looks fine, smells great. I love making ACV. When you buy apple cider vinegar off the shelf, you want to look for one with “the mother”. We have apple trees, and they produced well this year. Place the After asking my pharmacist nephew was really surprised by the results of this home remedy. Add 2 Tbsp of granulated sugar and 2 cups of filtered water to the jar. Avoid wasting apple scraps and use them in this simple recipe for ACV. Recipe I use for Good Girl Moonshine. The first batch got moldy and had to be tossed out. Thanks for taking the time to help others! I made this 2 times but wasn’t successful. This can mean a mother of 1/2 an inch at times. Learn how to make apple cider vinegar at home for pennies with this simple tutorial. Can I process it like water bath to keep it longer. The sugar comes out to about 1¢ per tablespoon. This fall we were again given lots of apples ——so I have a one week old batch going and just started my second batch. Stir sugar or honey into warm water … . Worked great! Allison, I would suggest starting over because it sounds like it could be a different type of mold. There was lots of bubbling when I lifted and tilted the jar so I wiped it up, replaced the filter with a dry one and carried on. I recommend refrigeration only to stop the fermentation. Does anyone know if the finished product can be canned to store long term? Congrats! 4. So long as it’s vinegar, it’ll do the trick! I almost didn’t try again, it was hurting my pride as my friends & family know me as a pretty good cook but I couldn’t make something I leave on a shelf for 2 weeks! Repeat process. I’m hoping it’ll work, as I had to partially cook apples in order to strain them. Hope this information helps. The recipe says to put this all in a quart jar and fill to the top with plain water. YUM! I’m at my 2 weeks and just strained the peels and cores from the liquid… The liquid is thick and slimy and light in color is this normal or should I discard. All you need are apple cores or scraps, water, sugar, and a clean jar. They are not hard to make yourself, or there are companies selling them all ready to just screw onto your wide mouth Mason jars. I’ve never worked with an ACV scoby before (just kombucha), so I’m not entirely sure what to do with it. It will only get more acidic as time goes on, so if it’s “gone too far,” just be sure to dilute first. (The bottled one, sold to drink, with alcohol). When flavoring store-bought vinegar, use more delicate or decorative flavors. Exact same process. Thanks! So I’ve put together this step-by-step guide to how to make apple cider vinegar from scratch at home! I have tried this a few times now with different contraption involving jars and lids. Right now it’s just a cloudy color and smells a little fermented. As I finish the bottle of ACV –I pour the mother and the vinegar from the bottom of that bottle into another bottle to save them to use as starters for the new batches. No, toss it out and try again. I’m all for NOT getting sick! Any sort of apple “extras” will work. I think your site will benefit us well. Here’s what you can expect from scrappy . You will likely see string-like substances at the bottom, which is good, but the SCOBY reference is mostly for those who aren’t sure whether a floaty mushroom-like disc is good or bad. No, experienced fermenters do not call this a cider vinegar, and actually we’re quite frustrated that so many bloggers are passing off weak scrap vinegar recipes as a cider vinegar. Nice amber color that I can see right through. 1. peels and scraps only How would this work for cleaning? If it doesn’t smell good, I’d toss it to be on the safe side. Perfect results and no mold! Sediment at the bottom. Keep the containers away from direct sunlight and maintain the temperature at 60 to 80 degrees F. Full fermentation will take about 3 to 4 weeks. Apple cider Vinegar has various healthful properties and qualities. Strain out the apple pieces and compost. some say when the apple pieces fall to the bottom of the jar…. Is it the same as tea strainer? Ah, mine is also very very viscous, kind of like a sticky clear gel or slime. The whole thing like jelly? Thanks for sharing your experience with the vinegar, and with controlling those runaway apples!! I have a ton of apple scraps in my freezer and want to try this. Strain the apples after just one week, and taste each week thereafter. It was so weak at first I thought maybe I strained it too soon. Do you think the ACV I made is still good? Thanks for the recipe. I am assuming that i am to toss this out? Any ideas? I do not like strawberries at all. This is apple scrap vinegar. Thanks for posting this! I’ll share with you the simple process and some troubleshooting tips to help you along the way. Plus it would not take up room in the fridge. Remove any … Stir the apples, sugar, and water and cover with a coffee filter. But all of my apples were covered with a lemon water solution to limit spoilage prior to freezing. What do you mean by “making more accurate?”. I’ve also made a pineapple vinegar that was delicious. Thanks to Sarah for the clarification on what true ACV is. Pour all of the liquid into one or more containers to about three-quarters capacity; do not close the lids on the containers. Can you imagine using it in salad dressing?! I couldn’t. If I can make the same thing for FREE, then why not?! Prepared by Christine Nicholas, Intern, and Doris Herringshaw, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences. Any suggestions?? LOL, I guess it depends on your goal Marina. I’ve been working on my acv for probably 3 weeks. . If you need follow-up scrubbing, combine one teaspoon baking soda with two cups of water. If it doesn’t seem right, it’s not a huge investment you’re tossing. Note: You want the peels to be from apples that have been scrubbed very, very well. Tis' the season. Guess I really need to read my comments before I post. 2. Anyway, i want to try this to use it con my beauty routine… So i want the best option. I also wait to bottle until it tastes how I like. Great outlook Tammy. It is easily made from leftover apple pieces like the core, stem, and peelings. The small amount of sugar used in this recipe will yield an extremely low amount of acetic acid in the finished product, creating a “vinegar” that is not shelf stable and prone to spoilage. Mine is not a total gel, just thicker, almost like a light syrup. I make apple cider every year. made two seperate jars at same time one is slimy the other not? Try making this apple cider vinegar and do a shot of it after a meal to help keep your blood sugar in check. I think I’ll stick to making ACV the more traditional way. You can substitute honey for sugar, but it will cause a slower fermentation. Near the end of this period, you should notice a vinegar-like smell. What am I doing wrong? I am at week 2 and one of my jars has got a fat, juicy scooby on it, but the entire thing is like a dark garnet to black color. I want to make a lot but don’t want it to go bad before I could use it all. I’m a total ACV convert now! will it work in a plastic container, I have been cooking up applesauce and this time I decided to save all the peels and cores, but not being prepared, I don’t have any large enough, and am using a plastic pitcher…. Do i plop that scoby thing into another batch of vinegar to make more? I just put everything in a pint jar and fill to brim with water. Also a pint size canning jar filled with water and the lid screwed on should fit in most gallon size jars to hold the fruit down. if i can skim off the milky skin on the side? Thank you for leaving your experience and the great tip on the granny smith apples. Some flavorings may not go well with cider vinegar’s distinct taste and color. I make kombucha too and this didn’t look like what is on the top of my brew. with this easy tutorial! That would be a Trim Healthy Mamma recipe yes? If you keep allowing it to torment, then freeze it you can make applejack, otherwise known as grain alcohol. : If you use a different size jar, the ratio is 1 Tbsp sugar per 1 cup water. It helps to kick start the fermentation process. my question – how do i know when it’s time to remove the apple pieces and start the acetic acid ferment? I used to make Kombicha years ago and enjoyed making it, I gave the extra ‘mother’ to our local health shop, they were most appreactve. Use these. So, I started and after the first two weeks with the scraps, my mixture turned very syrupy. The vinegar is now ready for storage in separate, capped containers. Hi Nick! Then, today, I found a jar of apple cider (the regular drinking kind, from a local orchard, so no preservatives) that accidentally got a little lost in the fridge. If you’re using whole apples, soak them in a bowl of water and acv (2 Taste, and see if it needs more time, and get it bottled up! Use a press or cheesecloth for straining. SOS!I will move in there weeks and even if I start today it will not be read until then.Can I pause the procedure for one day and put the lid? Raw apple cider vinegar can be somewhat pricey. Organic homegrown apples tend to contain more pectin! : You don’t HAVE to use a quart-sized jar, but it’s what I readily have available. What is the shelf life for the vinegar… Trying the recipe now just curious how long it will keep. Because the acidity of homemade vinegars will vary, do not use them in foods to be canned or stored at room temperature. Clarify the acetic acid to prevent further 4. fermentation and decomposition. I have yet to actually USE it for anything, or even taste it for that matter. Pasteurized apple cider vinegar is what most stores carry, and it’s fairly affordable. When you say apple cores, do you mean to include the ones that have been left after eating, or cut away? Also, have you tried cores only, as opposed to cores and peels? Strain out the apple pieces and compost. Vinegar producing bacteria work a lot slower than yeast, but 6 weeks to 6 months later you’ll have a thriving “vinegar mother” floating at the top of a batch of homemade apple cider vinegar. I started a jar with some water, sugar, and peels a few days ago. Is this normal? I achieved enough sugar from some Granny Smiths mixed with some Winter Nellis pears to achieve an SG of 1.040 (> 5.5% alcohol by volume) to make what I believe should be a true cider. Sometime the end of spring. No, you don’t have to use the peels!! Great answer Andrew – thank you for chiming in! The one batch I made, sat in my fridge for over a year, and when I eventually tried it, it had matured into the most delicious vinegar I have ever tasted!! my “apple cider vinager” has been fermenting now for almost a month. If you plan to do this often, many home fermenters use an airlock. To help keep the apples completely submerged, try a canning weight (if you have them), or a lid (or anything really, so long as it’s sterile) that’s just smaller than the opening of the jar and then something heavy on top to keep it submerged! It also aids in detoxing the liver and lymphatic systems. Strawberry Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies From Cooking With Coit If you are a fan of strawberries, this recipe is for you. It smells right, but I havnt tasted. Thanks for this recipe. Bragg cider vinegar is Love your blog! Fun science experiment + free groceries = fun! Hi I was wondering if anybody has used not only the cores and peelings but also chopped up apple flesh. We’ll describe the process briefly, then go onto how to make apple scrap vinegar – the method that more of us can relate to (which is coincidentally often referred to as apple cider vinegar). The apples should be completely submerged in the liquid. What should I do with my container of apple cores while I’m waiting to accumulate enough to start a batch, it could be a few weeks before we eat enough apples? Secure with a canning band, or a rubber band. Maybe you’ll just have to dilute once it’s done to thin? Tiffany, Isn’t it sad that anytime we post anything these days, there always seems to be “that” person trying to belittle you and exploit what they think is their superiority? You’ll probably need more cores, and I would halve a few of them too. I used this recipe and it has been sitting for about 2 months. Glass is best, but plastic will work in a pinch. What we can do to give citrus taste touch? or should i add it later after filtering the fruit after few weeks? It should keep for quite awhile Susan. Mine never had a “bad” smell, but it definitely had an odor (typical yeasty/fermenty smell) that got stronger and “richer” so to speak with age. Cover the apple cider vinegar again with a coffee filter and canning band. I have apple peels, cores and a 1/2 cup sugar in a gallon glass jar for 5 days and today I see mold on the top. Thanks Karen! I am going to use my apple scraps and make my own! Cover w/thin cloth and secure w/rubber band. I began with another recipe that called to submerge the apples for about one week I think? Hi JoAnn! I haven’t tried that personally Dinie, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t! The mother is settled on the bottom and I think a scoby is forming on top….it’s a white slimy thing floating around..but not a thick disk like I have heard it described. Thanks for blogging. We eat the peels in our house! The liquid is what’s fermenting and in theory, producing good bacteria and keeping the apples “safe.” Anything above the water line can create mold. I wouldn’t think so… but apple peel contains pectin, and that is used to make jelly. I will continue and see. haha) quart jars! I tried this, after 2 weeks it didn’t look nearly dark enough, so I left it up another 10 days after opening it, with the apples bits in it. Did yours ever turn out okay? This is amazing MW – congratulations! You can stop the fermentation process by replacing the coffee filter with a canning lid and storing it in the refrigerator. Did y’all take the seeds out of your cores? I have not tried freezing ACV before. When the yeast has finished fermenting, I take the wine, put it into an open pail and add vinegar mother. Or just sour? I haven’t tried it myself, but I don’t see why not Correne. Allow continuing to sit at room temperature for another 2-4 weeks. I took a spoon and pressed everything down once a day for the first 2-3 weeks. I think it’s fair to say there is no “right” color. 2. coarsely chopped apples, in both cases i half filled the 5 litre jars with apples, and then added some rapadura sugar and immersed the lot in water up to the neck, and made sure that the apples are covered. Above the refrigerator or on the top shelf of a cupboard are great places. I just strained mine and I have the same situation, more like a thick syrup. 1. Is this right? Hi is it ok to apply on my hair, Henna and make a Conditioner of it? I get used pickle jars from local places that sell the full pickles, like the Farmers Market. Hate to waste and don’t have room for a dozen canning jars on my cupboard shelf. Organic apples are preferred, but simply buy the best you can afford and use this all-natural produce cleaner. I’m sorry your batches haven’t turned out Any thoughts to the cause? If you’ve got good smells and clear fermentation going, I say you’re good to go! White froth and bubbles is normal. And not all vinegars will create a SCOBY. Too much vegetable matter can destroy the acid and ruin the preservative quality of the vinegar. Hello Karen…..just wanted to know how do we close the lid of the bottle? Remove all the air out of the bag of water so it will conform to the inside of the jar. And to think – it’s made from garbage! Use in place of ACV in other recipes? Make your own homemade apple cider vinegar with this easy tutorial! Natural cultures can also possibly form a scoby, although the chances are slim. It is very important to cover the peels and to weigh them down so they stay under the liquid. We have a flock of chickens who get ACV in their water everyday. However, it is NOT okay to use moldy or rotten apples. I have an MOV too, which I honestly haven’t done anything with yet, BUT I do plan to use it to make more ACV. Come apple season I make a lot of butters and applesauce and there is no way I can go through that much vinegar, but I’d love to store it over the long term. I’m a huge fan of fresh ginger. Leave it covered for two days. But at the rate we typically go through apples when they are in season, I still have plenty on hand. Lots of folks online recommended using unpasteurized unfiltered–raw–Bragg apple cider vinegar as a mother start. I’ll bottle it in an air tight glass bottle and stash it away. Its not arsenic, its cyanide in the seeds. There’s that whole arsenic thing…. Organic apples are preferred, but simply buy the best you can afford and use. Thanks so much for testing this out Andrew! I had no idea it was an easy process. Fall is the best time of year to make apple cider vinegar. Your email address will not be published. I just started making and drinking good girl moonshine with raw apple cider vinegar about two weeks ago, and for the first time in my life the rest of my family is sick and I’m not. Hi there! ! Yes, sort of. That’s why I learned how to make my own! Apple Cider Vinegar … I did and it works beautifully! Just curious about the refrigeration. Enrollment opens twice a year! You can put a lid on it, and that will do it too, but just in case it keeps going (you know how ferments tend to have a mind of their own ), you can put it in the fridge. There is no additional cost for using apple scraps. If you develop mold on your apple cider vinegar it's because the apple scraps were not kept beneath the surface of the water. I was wondering if I could seal the jars? I also put in some of my ACV from 2013 , not the mothers just the dark cloudy vinegar. Thanks Tiffany! Apply the soaked cotton tip directly to the wart. Homemade Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe Fill your Mason jar (s) 3/4 of the way with apples or apple scraps. ? Other good flavorings include tarragon, basil, nasturtium, chives, mint, chervil, borage, hot chilies, and raspberries. Has anyone experienced this? . The vinegar dressing is low-calorie, vegetarian and gluten-free. Find out what products I can’t live without! Mold can grow on any portions of apples that are not covered and ruin your batch of vinegar. But I still struggled to keep the apple scraps down and mold kept ruining my batches. It works. This is an unfiltered vinegar that contains all of the good bacteria that benefits your health. What is coffee filter? But I wasn’t sure whether the addition of sugar was allowed. It is so easy! I think The Soup Fairy and I both believed in “more is better”, using too many pieces, therefore not having room for enough liquid to cover (or in his case expand over). Feel free to use whatever size jar you have on hand. Hair rinse, allergies, daily health, soaking grains… go for it! Yeah, you know the answer already. Find out why and how to make your own vinegar from apple scraps, apple juice, or whole apples. Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe – Instructions Fill the jar 3/4 full. It is a bright and fresh vinegar compared to the earthy, full flavour of traditional cider vinegar. Hello, not having the recipe that you followed with amounts for the ingredients and the temperature environment that the apple cider vinegar was kept at makes it difficult to answer your questions.Please read through the document from Ohio State Extension and see if you followed those food safety and preparation guidelines.Mold on the top is not a good sign for vinegar....this will happen with making fermented pickles at times and the scum is just spooned off as it develops during that process.As I mentioned mold is not something that you want growing on the top of your cider vinegar. ). THANKS!! It’s much lighter in color than Braggs but smells right and tastes right. It seems to me that the fruit itself might have enough sugar in it to be able to use less added sugar. The batches will be different for various reasons. It’s a pretty revolting smell, and I’m not sure if it’s suitable for recipes. Also, what is a SCOBY? To overcome mold, I stir the mix every couple of days for about two weeks then leave it until all sinks. Ooh, pear! Just wondering if anyone knows whether the acidity could limit the formation of cider and the subsequent acetic acid. You'll also need: jar coffee filter rubber band 1. I scooped those pieces out- but should I just scrap the whole thing or is it ok because just the top pieces had some on it? LOL! Sorry, the above comment was suppose to say ” make acv” not a video. It smells like vinegar. Cool the containers and store at room temperature out of direct sunlight. I agree – great way to put scraps to good use! You should never eat them. Struggle to afford healthy food? The couple batches I’ve made I have used a coffee filter. is one of my favorites that uses an apple cider vinegar dressing. I have some pH test strips and I’d be happy to test the pH for you this week. Apple cider vinegar earns bonus points too since you don’t have to really “work” to make it. Any thoughts? If there were fruit flies, I’d toss it just to be safe. It’s just much thicker than the normal kind you’d get at the store. My mom is making a few jars, but covering with cheesecloth, and they all have fruit flies. I noted that the definition of wine disallows dilution. I was wondering if this vinegar is good enough for human use or just for cleaning? It could be the apples you use, how long it ferments, and the temperature of where your store it! As long as it smells good and the color is the only issue, I say you’re doing great! Make your own Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Here's how to do it: Wash, peel and core 5-10 (preferably organic) apples. Can i use the rest of the cloudy looking liquid and keep following your instructions? My daughter is making some now. Pull out the mother culture (which is a jelly-like mass, similar to a kombucha mother) and use it to convert another jug of hard cider into vinegar. I used a shot glass upside down… It was the only thing I could find small enough and I figured it was the most sterile. I made ACV from peels September of 2013. Im just wondering if anything can be made from apple peels after using to make vinegar. . A food safe bag filled with water and rested on top of the apple scraps will also cut down on molds, etc., but an airlock is the best in my experience. Sure, you can go for commercial apple cider vinegar, but it can cost you pretty much! . If you don’t want to use it for awhile, store it in a jar w/some of the homemade vinegar – maybe 1/4 cup, depending on how thick it is. The lid hold the paper towel down. That’s good news! . The apples are out of my neighbors garden and 100% organic, maybe it’s one the kinds which has a lot of pectin. Thanks! To make flavoring, place material in a small cheesecloth bag and suspend in the vinegar until desired strength is reached. Always just by smell first, then taste. In all the ferments I’ve seen, white sugar is nearly always used. truvia or sweetener you prefer 8 drops liquid stevia 4 strawberries OR 8 drops strawberry flavoring 3/4″ hunk of fresh ginger root-I like to use garlic press to press out juice and discard root OR 3/4 tsp. Another vinegar hack I love is citrus cleaning vinegar, (wht vinegar & citrus peelings). It smells alright, don’t have a SCOBY, just lots of thread-like strands and some scum. Important to cover the soaked cotton tip directly to the top of the jar a... Might work best with a little weaker than homemade apple cider vinegar mold but smells right and tastes right, it... 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