Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
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.
Hard cider is fairly quick and easy to make, all you need is some apple cider, yeast and vessel to ferment in. The whole process can be done in less than a week.
A basic recipe for apple cider with inspiration for variations on flavors. Via Portland Mercury.
Your cider has finished fermenting, so now what? More importantly, when can you drink it? Learn what comes next in Part 2 of Making Hard Cider.
Looking for another way (perhaps much more fun way) to enjoy fall apple goodness throughout the year? Learn how to make your own hard cider.
It's easy to turn your favorite hard cider into jelly. Why would you want to do that? Think soft cheese and good crackers. Yum.
How to make hard pear cider (perry).
Using just about any type of fruit, you can easily make hard cider.