Hard Apple Cider

"A basic recipe for making hard apple cider."
 
Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
3
Yields:
8 pints
Serves:
10
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ingredients

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directions

  • Other items you'll need: Stock pot, stirring spoon, 1 gallon glass jug, rubber stopper with hole for airlock (available from your local home-brew shop), Airlock (also available from your local home-brew shop), enough bottles to hold one gallon of your cider (screw top bottles that have already held carbonated beverages are ideal.).
  • Pour about half of the cider into the stock pot and heat to 80°.
  • Stir in honey and continue to stir until honey is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cool the cider to 75°.
  • Funnel warm cider into 1 gallon glass jug.
  • Add enough of remaining cider to fill jug (with 3 or 4 inches of space left at the top.).
  • Add yeast.
  • Place stopper and airlock on jug.
  • Let the jug rest in a cool dark place for approximately a week.
  • Fill screw top bottles with cider, then let sit for 2 or 3 more days in that same cool dark spot.
  • Refrigerate and drink!

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    A basic recipe for making hard apple cider.
     

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