Need help with homemade apple cidar vinegar

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  1. 4G's

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    Hi, I'm am making my first batch of Apple cider vinegar and need help from any experienced/expert acv makers....
    i juiced apples, put them into clean bottles, added the mother. After four weeks the bubbling stopped and it tasted like Apple cider vinegar. So I used a strainer and poured the vinegar into clean bottles again with a little (that went through the strainer) of the mother and yeast.
    I closed the lid on the bottles as the recipe said for two weeks for flavour to develop.
    i opened the bottle and it smells alcoholic. Tastes a little funny too. I tested 2 of the 5 bottles. Same on both.
    Please tell me where I have gone wrong and how I can save 10 litres of acv...
     
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    Since vinegar is the product of oxidized alcohol, perhaps the initial fermentation hadn't completely carried out. Maybe put your batch back into the bubbler for a while?
     
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    Sounds like a good idea. Will do.
     

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