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How to brew hard cider in 5 easy steps using apple juice

Posted by paul tower on

Here's an easy hard cider recipe that anyone can brew using apple juice and wine yeast.  All you need is 1 gallon of apple juice or pasteurized cider, Lalvin EC-1118 yeast, funnel, 1 gallon glass jug and an airlock with #6 stopper.  We also recommend using a hydrometer to calculate the original and final gravity in order to know how much alcohol is in your cider.  When selecting apple juice check the Ingredients and make sure the only thing listed is Apple Juice and Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).   1. Clean and sanitize all equipment.  We use PBW or Diversol...

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