I love a good healthy apple cider vinegar. I drink it daily, use it to make cheese, salad dressings (I need to give you a couple of recipes), and who knows what else. I use vinegar in the laundry as well, just not the good stuff.
Sometimes I feel completely crazy with the amount of things I make from scratch in a day. This is one of those things that I just have to DIY for a few reasons. One being, it's cost effective. You can literally use scraps from cutting up apples for the kids snacks. Another, I have been blessed with land that has 15 apple trees, making it completely free. Saving $5 here and there makes a difference.
I followed a pin to a blog at Fresh Eggs Daily. They laid the directions out really well.
1) Cut up apples and put the skins, core, peel into a mason jar
2) Fill the jar with water
3) Put a napkin or a cloth over the jar
4) Let sit 2 weeks
5) Strain the pieces out, put vinegar back in the jar
6) Let sit for another 4 weeks
A couple of notes:
Some recipes call for sugar or honey. They say it's optional, so I left it out. The good Bragg's brand doesn't list it on the ingredients.
You can add some already made vinegar to speed it up. I couldn't find an amount, so I started my first batch without it. I am hoping subsequent batches I'll have enough left to start a new one.
I started mine today. So it will be another 6 weeks before I can give any more detail, so check back with me.