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Old 11-23-2013, 03:11 PM
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Default Apple Cider Vinegar (with mother)

I want to try my hand at making some of this ACV with mother in it. I've seen many sites telling how it is done and have a pretty good understanding about the process.

What I'd like to know is what types of apples are best for this. Can anyone share their experiences?
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:53 PM
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I want to try my hand at making some of this ACV with mother in it. I've seen many sites telling how it is done and have a pretty good understanding about the process.

What I'd like to know is what types of apples are best for this. Can anyone share their experiences?
Any winter or fall variety of apple will make vinegar, green and summer varieties are too low in sugar.

I like baldwins, they been around since 1740. Brown Russets 1870 heritage, Orange pippins (english variety), Golden russets, spitzenburgs, Pink lady, red spies, and or winesap varieties.
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:34 AM
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Default Thanks Grendal....

I'm seeing many of your posts that are helpful.
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:00 PM
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I think I'll create an espalier out of the apple trees; so now I'm challenged! I need to find dwarf, spur-type trees that produce apples in the fall! The catalogs are overwhelming!
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I've got my first batch of vinegar on the go right now. It's at the stage where the mother is supposed to be developing...wooeee...it does smell pretty darn high. It's in the basement, and whenever I go down there and forget for a moment that I've got vinegar working I always wonder that smell is!

Don't have a clue as to what types of apples and pears I used - the locally grown varieties for this region.

Will be interested to hear how your vinegar project goes.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:30 PM
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I think I'll create an espalier out of the apple trees; so now I'm challenged! I need to find dwarf, spur-type trees that produce apples in the fall! The catalogs are overwhelming!
http://www.starkbros.com/products/fr...ink-lady-apple
http://www.starkbros.com/products/fr...-winesap-apple
http://www.starkbros.com/products/fr...hern-spy-apple
http://www.groworganic.com/apple-spi...emi-dwarf.html
http://www.groworganic.com/cox-s-ora...emi-dwarf.html



might be ok never tried with these:

http://www.starkbros.com/products/fr...terprise-apple
http://www.starkbros.com/products/fr...e-beauty-apple
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