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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.

Get started with a simple hard cider tutorial

Learn about the equipment required for making hard cider

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How to Stop Cider Fermentation for Sweet Hard Cider

A common question I get from new cider maker's about making sweet or semi-sweet cider is “how do I stop fermentation of my cider?” This question is generally asked for two reasons. The first is to stop active fermentation early to keep a cider sweet before it ferments...

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Aging Hard Cider with Oak Chips, Cubes or Spirals

During my last trip overseas, I came across Henry Weston Vintage Oak Aged Cider while I was browsing ciders in Tallinn, Estonia. The Weston Cider was great, even at 8%+ ABV, the cider was smooth and the tannic properties along with hints of vanilla that the oak added...

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Homemade Pineapple Hard Cider Recipe

I have seen a few people posting online about their attempts at a pineapple hard cider recipe and it sounded interesting so I thought I would give it a shot. I am a big fan of pineapple (especially on pizza) and obviously love apples but I was a little skeptical on...

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Best Yeast for Making Hard Cider

Often people ask "what is the best cider yeast for making hard cider?" and that is tough to answer. It all comes down to style and preference because different varieties can change the process, taste and even visual appearance of hard cider. Commercial yeast...

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Homemade Berry Hard Cider Recipe

If you are looking to add a twist of flavor to your next homemade cider, adding berries to make a berry apple cider might just the thing you are looking for. Berries are packed with flavor that will complement the apple yet are low in sugar so they won't boost the ABV...

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Using Yeast Nutrient & Energizer for Making a Better Cider

Yeast nutrient and energizer add nutrients to apple cider that can boost fermentation quality by improving yeast health which results in faster fermentation, lessens the chance off flavors and helps produce a better tasting hard cider. While apple juice does have a...

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