Oh no! Silly cows. Slacking trees aren’t they?Hey, your apple harvest is about like mine this year.
From 7 trees we picked half of a 5 gallon bucket. They were all horse quality, which means I don't feed my horses beautiful apples, haha. There would have been more but the helpful cow moose and her two yearlings knocked a bunch off before they were ripe.
Yours are crabapples aren't they? I think they're supposed to be sour....
ACV making was on my radar this year. It'll have to happen next year I guess.
Unfortunately, no. It is a Gala apple tree. Or at least Gala is what we bought.
I actually make it from the peels and cores usually. Whenever I make apple sauce or apple butter I usually end up making a batch of acv from the scraps.
The way I’ve figured out how to do it easily is I take the peels and cores (I usually try to pick some of the seeds out because of cyanide) and place them in a clean mason jar. Cover with purified water (super important, especially because we have an insane amount of clorine) then add a capful of braggs apple cider vinegar with mother. Any mother laden acv should work, but braggs is a proven strain. I put a paper towel with a rubber band for the lid. If the apples float out use a rock or some weight to keep them under the liquid; if not it will ruin the vinegar. After the liquid gets brown and bubbly you can decide on how strong you want it. Keep in mind it is easier to dilute, so I’ve left it until there was a “rolling boil” and just diluted. After it is the strength you want strain the apples out and throw them away. Close jar and put in fridge to slow the bacteria down or it will keep getting stronger.