Hard apple cider is the perfect home brew project

Bottled apple cider for gifts

Cider gets its start in America The apple was one of the earliest crops imported by English and Western European colonists. The first documented colonial cultivated apple trees were planted in Boston as early as 1623 by William Blackstone; a minster to the settlers of Plymouth. 1 Apples made the perfect colonial homestead fruit. Each […]

Brewing Hard Apple Cider

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Hard apple cider has been popular since Colonial times. Pioneer Dad’s recipe is not quite that old. We’ve been brewing this for three years and this hard apple cider recipe just keeps getting better each year. Yields 5-gallons of cider Ingredients for hard apple cider recipe 5-gallons unfiltered apple juice 10 grams (0.176 oz.) Lavin K1-V1116 or Wyeast […]

Brewing Carbonated Hard Apple Cider

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Making hard apple cider at home is a time-honored tradition. It has been popular since colonial days as a way to preserve the apple harvest. This carbonated hard apple cider recipe offers an interesting twist to traditional non-carbonated cider. Important Pioneer Dad tip. Brew Guys: most women seem to prefer the carbonated cider. Yields 1-gallon of carbonated […]