Cider Recipe: My Standard Recipe


This is my “standard” recipe with all the key steps I follow. Individual recipes follow the same general pattern and mostly vary based on ingredients added.

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Before you begin, you’ll want to make sure you get your brewing equipment first. You only need to do this once.

The following are the steps of the process:

  1. Procure Ingredients: You need the right ingredients
  2. Fermenting: Get the yeast going in the juice
  3. Monitoring (for reracking): Making sure the juice is fermenting
  4. Re-racking: Getting the cider off the lees and adding extra ingredients
  5. Monitoring (for bottling): Waiting until fermentation is complete and the flavor is right
  6. Bottling: Getting the cider into bottles
  7. Waiting: Letting the cider age in the bottles
  8. Drinking: Enjoying the results