I love hard cider. It's easy to make and rewarding.
I've perfected a recipe to my taste and it takes about 3 weeks from start to finish.
*******Please do not attempt this unless you are 21 years or older********
Step 1: The Juice
After researching cider at a home brew forum http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/, I discovered that Treetop Apple Juice contains no preservatives, which will affect your yeast. Most store bought juices contain preservatives. Treetop contains only juice and water. I buy it from Costco, 2 gallons for about $7.