Fermented Apple Juice

Ahuvi’s (my love’s) parents have an apple tree in their yard with Anna apples. Not my favorite variety but I saw a tree full of apples that were not going to be eaten and I felt I had to do something!

Awhile back I made a fermented apple drink using a natural Apple concentrate. This time I decided to try it with freshly squeezed apple juice.

I took my kids and we all had a great time picking apples and visiting with the grandparents. We filled up three big shopping bags of apples.

I borrowed a juicer from my sister and got to work, washing, slicing, juicing and cleaning.

I took the pulp and I decided to ferment that as well to make apple cider vinegar, I even had some pulp left over to feed the worms.

I added some plums I had that was getting soft.

I ended up with two jars side by side fermenting in the kitchen, a fizzy apple juice (we call it apple schpritz) and apple cider vinegar.

This is the spritz fermenting…

Fermented Apple Juice:

8 cups freshly squeezed apple juice (works fine with juice from concentrate as well)

¼ cup whey (learn how to make whey here)

a pinch of salt

Mix the ingredients in a sterilized glass jar. Cover with a cloth and fasten with a rubber band (otherwise it is a very labor-intens