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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.
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. If you are local to the Sonoma County area and have apples you would like to crush and press yourself, call us at (707) 544-2520 to reserve an Apple Mill - Press Combo.