posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 11:00 PM
You can also easily make Apple Cider Vinegar by making hard cider and then aerating it in the same process described in the OP.
Basically you make a hard cider, use a high attenuating dry wine yeast that will survive in a moderately high alcohol environment. Ferment like
normal, allow the yeast to fully ferment and then move to bottles - use cheese cloth instead of a lid and aerate (stir daily) for 2-4 weeks.
I make a lot of hard cider at home and always keep enough to fill a couple 750ml bottles for vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in vitamin C, A and
a bunch of different B vitamins. It's commonly used to help cure everything from the common cold to cancer. You can use it for a health supplement,
pickling, cooking, cleaning, etc..
I don't want to sound too insane here, but in a SHTF scenario, people who know how to make things from basic ingredients are going to be just as
important as rocket scientists are today. Vinegar is a great way to preserve vegetables, knowing how to make it is very useful knowledge.