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How to Make Fruit Vinegar

Course: Condiment
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 90 days
Author: Autumn Rose
Turn fruit juice into homemade fruit vinegar with these easy steps!
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  • Glass jar


  • 4 cups fruit juice of choice


  • Stage One
    Pour fruit juice into a glass container (quart sized Mason jar up to a gallon).
  • Cover the container with a breathable cloth.
  • Keep your juice at temperatures ranging from 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, 16 to 27 Celsius for three to six weeks You should see bubbles on the side of the jar during this time.
  • Stage Two
    Your juice is close to going through the alcohol phase. Once that's dying back, there is a group of bacteria that come in called Acetobactor bacteria. They take the alcohol and transform that into acetic acid, which is your vinegar product.
    It will take about three to six times longer than the first phase of fermentation for you to fully finish working and transforming all the alcohol to acetic acid and to have fully formed homemade vinegar.