Easy homemade hard cider

Homemade Hard Apple Cider

  • 1 liter apple juice (no preservatives, pure juice)
  • ½ cup brown sugar or white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dried baker's yeast
  • One 2 liters jug
  • 1 glass bottle (1.5 – 2 liters)
  • Funnel
  • 1 piece of clean cloth (enough to cover the top of the jug)
  • Rubber band
  • Clean jug and glass bottle. Let dry completely.
  • Pour all apple juice to jug, add sugar. Stir until all sugar dissolved completely.
  • Add yeast into the jug. Make sure no yeast stick on the side of the jug.
  • Wrap the top of the jug with clean cloth and tied up using rubber bands. This will let the gas to escape but no bugs or dirt to go in.
  • Bubbles rising from the bottom rapidly in the first few days.
  • Let it sit for 7 – 14 days. Until bubbles stop rising or very little bubbles rising from the bottom.
  • Now, time to “rack” the cider. A layer of dead yeast sediment (lees) is sitting at the bottom. Carefully pour the cider into a clean glass bottle using a funnel and leave the sediment remain at the bottom. Try not to shake the bottle too much so the sediment won't mix with the clear cider. No worries if get a little of the sediment along with cider, it is no harm.
  • Keep in the fridge and leave the lid a little loose in case more gas is released.
  • Enjoy the smooth and sweet cider anytime.
This is an easy homemade apple cider. No professional equipment required and only simple ingredients. Apple juice, sugar, bread yeast and a bottle will do the magic. The making process is fun and amazing. The end result letting you enjoy a nice homemade drink. The alcohol is not strong, but the drink is smooth, sweet and have great excitement of taste.