Cider Making

Hard and Sweet Apple Cider Making Kits and Supplies

Homemade cider is best served warm with wine mulling spices

The secrets to making hard cider

The secret to making the best apple cider at home is to use a blend of both sweet and tart apples to create a well-balanced beverage. Cider made from a single apple variety will be one dimensional and lack character. To make a sweeter cider use 2 parts sweet variety like Golden Delicious or Honey Crisp with one part tart Granny Smith or Macintosh. Reversing the mixture will produce a drier cider with lighter body. Many cider mills regard their blending recipes as top secret. If there is a sweet cider producer near you, purchase fresh pressed cider and save the work of pressing your own.

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