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Fruit vinegar in a jar with two plums next to it on the counter.
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How to Make Fruit Vinegar

Turn any fruit juice into homemade fruit vinegar with these easy steps!
Prep Time5 mins
Inactive Time90 d
Total Time90 d 5 mins
Course: Condiment
Keyword: Any Fruit Vinegar, DIY Vinegar, Fruit Vinegar
Yield: 4 cups

Equipment

  • Glass jar

Materials

  • 4 cups fruit juice of choice

Instructions

  • 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.