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“A basic recipe for making hard apple cider.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
10
YIELD:
8 pints
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 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.).
  2. Pour about half of the cider into the stock pot and heat to 80°.
  3. Stir in honey and continue to stir until honey is completely dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Cool the cider to 75°.
  6. Funnel warm cider into 1 gallon glass jug.
  7. Add enough of remaining cider to fill jug (with 3 or 4 inches of space left at the top.).
  8. Add yeast.
  9. Place stopper and airlock on jug.
  10. Let the jug rest in a cool dark place for approximately a week.
  11. Fill screw top bottles with cider, then let sit for 2 or 3 more days in that same cool dark spot.
  12. Refrigerate and drink!

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