Hard cider is one of the finest beverages that one can easily craft themselves using home grown or farm fresh materials. It's so simple in fact that one can actually forget about it on purpose and it will still turn out wonderfully complex.
Intimidated by home brewing? Get your feet wet with a very basic cider recipe. This foolproof cider uses store-bought juice, regular cane sugar and raisins. The only specialty item you'll need is a single pouch of champagne yeast.
This is how I made my own alcoholic brew from foraged wild blackberries. I use the term "cider" loosely here, since there is no actual apple juice involved. It has great flavor and carbonation, and was a fun and easy home projec
On a lovely fall day a few weeks ago, my friends and I made a big batch of cider. I’m fascinated with preserving food by making booze. I find cider particularly interesting because after the prep, the yeast does all the work for you.