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Do It Yourself ACV?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickenmaven, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Is it possible to create an ACV "mother" at home?
    I have been buying the Bragg ACV for about $3.50. That's alot of money, poured out fast. Yesterday, I saw regular ACV for $1.50. I was wondering if one could mix a bottle of each. I know that breadmakers keep their starter (the "mother" of their yeast) going for generations, by mixing old with new. Could this be done with ACV?
    I spend a whole lot on my chickens. Frankly, the gourmet balsamic vinegar I use in cooking ends up being more economical than the ACV for the chickens.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am making ACV. It takes awhile to turn, the way I read to do it is you take 1/2 acv the good stuff with mothers to 1/2 frozen apple juice. You can't use the bottled juice, just the frozen or fresh apple cider
     
  3. werecatrising

    werecatrising Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am making my own too. I bought a huge thing of yeast for 8 dollars(couldn't find anything smaller) and frozen apple juice.
     
  4. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Hey, it is almost apple cider time, here in Michigan. [​IMG]

    I am hatching a plan!
     
  5. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm in MI too we have a apple orchard about 1 mile down the road [​IMG]
     

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