Hard Apple Cider Making Starter Equipment Kit for 5 Gallons

Hard Apple Cider Making Starter Equipment Kit for 5 Gallons

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Making Cider at Home, on a basic level, is one of the easier alcohol fermentations.  Especially when starting with juice rather than apples, there is very little work involved.  Some knowledge and decent equipment are very handy to ensure success in your efforts to produce your cider at a commercial quality---and we know you can!

The Beverage People's Hard Apple Cider Making Starter Equipment Kit for 5 Gallons contains everything you will need to understand the process deeply, adjust your juice to perfection, then ferment, transfer, and age the cider until packaging time.  Please note, this kit does not include bottles, kegs, or any other packaging equipment or supplies You should consider how you would like to package your cider and view some of the options in the discussion below.

There is a lot of creativity and many flavors to be created in your cidermaking endeavors. Consider some of our favorite options in the articles we have written below:

With the equipment in this kit, the book The New Cider Maker's Handbook in hand along with an assortment of printed instructions we will provide, and the juice which you have access to, you will quickly be making great cider to share with your friends within weeks.  Whether you choose to pursue clean and fruity New World style cider, traditional heritage styles, or break new ground by adding hops, fruit, honey, and other flavor variations to create your own spectrum of flavors, this kit and the components included will be needed to achieve your goal of quality cider.

How to Use

This kit will provide you all the necessities for a hard cider or perry fermentation including information on how-to and testing apparatus for sugar and acidity. Depending on your current stock of equipment, you may also consider your need for the following:

Also, you can find cidermaking instructions and recipes in the learning section of our website.

The kit has been designed for use with 5 to 5.5 gallons of preservative free apple or pear juice, which can be purchased in your local area.


This Kit Includes:



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The Beverage People Warehouse, Santa Rosa.

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All our supplies are guaranteed for one year. Request for refunds occurring more than 30 days after the date of purchase on non-defective goods may be granted as a store credit if the goods are returned in their original condition. Yeast is perishable and should be refrigerated on arrival. No refunds are allowed on sales of living organisms such as yeast and bacteria.


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Delivery 08/12/2020
By Donald Morrill
All was great! Components all included, Just hoping now for a response to my email
Questions (2 emails) about gravenstein cider Iā€™m about to start Saturday
Thanks folks!