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Learn How to Make Homemade Hard Cider

Are you looking to learn how to make homemade hard apple cider? Home Cider Making began as a way for me to learn how to make hard cider and document the journey. This site is what I have learned along the way and is always expanding as I continue to try new recipes and techniques while collaborating with other cider addicts. Everyone is welcome to learn and share as they join the craft cider making adventure!

The Home Cider Making website is based around the main cider making guide that outlines the basics of fermenting sweet cider to make hard cider. You will also find tools and resources to help you along the way such as an ABV calculator and a priming sugar calculator.

Once you have mastered the basics of cider making, you can try flavorful recipes such as berry hard cider or a strong honey based Apple Cyser.

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Citra Hopped Cider Recipe

Citra Hopped Cider Recipe

After talking about how much I enjoyed my first batch of hopped cider using Cascade hops, several readers suggested that I give a Citra hopped cider a shot.  Not knowing a lot about hops, or having much experience brewing with them, I figured it would either be the...

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Basic Kegging Equipment For Hard Cider

Basic Kegging Equipment For Hard Cider

Personally, one thing I don't like to do is clean and sanitize dozens of bottles. It can be a pain to clean old bottles and filling them can get messy. On top of that, getting the carbonation just right can also be tricky.  So, I invested in kegging equipment for...

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When to Make Fruit Additions – Cider Experiment

When to Make Fruit Additions – Cider Experiment

While pondering my next batch of hard cider, I thought about an ongoing discussion. Should fruit, berries or any other flavor addition be added to cider must before pitching yeast or after initial fermentation has neared completion?  The question comes from the idea...

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Cherry Hard Cider Recipe

Cherry Hard Cider Recipe

Cherry is a popular choice for flavoring hard cider because cherry juice will complement the apple whether it is sweet or tart. I have found many versions of the recipe including black cherry cider, sour cherry cider, tart cherry cider and everything in between. ...

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Apple Cyser Mead Recipe – 1 Gallon

Apple Cyser Mead Recipe – 1 Gallon

A Cyser is a blend between an apple cider and a mead. Fermenting the fruit and honey combination is also referred to a Melomel but the apple and honey base has earned its own name. Cider is traditionally apple juice and a mead is only honey and water, also known as a...

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Yeast Energizer & Nutrient: A Cider Experiment

Yeast Energizer & Nutrient: A Cider Experiment

I have received many questions about yeast nutrient since I wrote a post about it and I didn't have a solid way of backing up my belief that it helps produce better cider. So, I decided to run an experiment, one that can be replicated by other home cider makers.  The...

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