How to Make the Best Hard Cider From Fruit Juice

Introduction: How to Make the Best Hard Cider From Fruit Juice

About: Hello, I create usable rustic funky folk art for the home. Bristlecone Pine is the main wood I work with. This wood is the oldest living thing on the planet. The dead wood I use is from Colorado and has been...

Here Is the second video that I have made on making hard cider. Instead of going over exactly what I did in the first video where I talk about the history of hard cider. I also talk about some of the questions I receive in e-mails. Like why are glass jugs sold out?
Yes, I know this is long video but this is, exactly how long it will take you to make up your own hard cider. It is as easy as you see. If you ever have any questions then please e-mail me and I will be happy to answer the best that I can from what I know. I am constantly reading and doing research on hard cider. The more I can learn the better I can be to help you. Please share any knowledge that you may know.
I thank you so much for your support by purchasing your homebrew kit This is very much appreciated.
So for now "Cheers" or "Ciderup"

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    5 years ago

    Thanks for the great video! I've made a lot of ginger ale this way, but never hard cider. Gonna make this really soon :D

    Cool video! I'm still new to home brewing, but cider is on my to-brew list! I have heard that the problem with using cranberry is the acid content and that it can be remedied with calcium carbonate(make sure it's the food grade kind) I bought some cranberry juice when it was on sale and it's only about half cranberry and the rest is other juices, so it might be easier to brew with. However it does have added ascorbic acid so that might have sent the pH too low again!


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I have no luck with cranberry. Have never had a problem with ascorbic acid like Welches juices have added. Pomegranate juice I can not get to work as well. Now Blueberry Pomegranate juice is great but when the juice is Pomegranate Blueberry then my batch bubbles real slow, so I say away from that but the other works great and is one of my favorites. Thanks for the nice comment and may all your batches come out great.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Since I haven't tried it, I can't argue!
    That advice was actually given to someone else who was trying to brew with fresh picked cranberries. Her batch had failed, but she thought it might have had something to do with the berries she was using, they were half frozen when the yeast was added. I heard online that blueberries were difficult to brew with. One of my favorite beers is a blueberry one! I want to make my own someday.
    Keep up the awesome brewing! :D

    Doesn't all that tasting risk infection? Cheers! another option is to add a 1/4 tsp yeast nutrients per gallon since nutrients are the limiting factor in initial reproduction of the yeast. Oxygen too, pour the cooled liquid back and forth between two sanitized jugs to aerate. If you do these two things your fermentation will proceed much more rapidly.