How to Make Hard Cider

Learn how to make hard cider using this guide. Making delicious hard cider is fun and simple, and if you press your own sweet — non-alcoholic — cider, you’ll have the perfect starting place to brew your own intoxicating hard cider.



How to make hard cider. Some of the best hard cider comes from apples chosen specifically for their cider-making qualities.
How to make hard cider. Some of the best hard cider comes from apples chosen specifically for their cider-making qualities.
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The finished product: homemade hard cider!
LYNN KARLIN
Look for fresh sweet cider from local sources, such as this cider from a small orchard in Johnstown, Ohio.
Look for fresh sweet cider from local sources, such as this cider from a small orchard in Johnstown, Ohio.
Photo by AP Photo/Dispatch, Eric Albrecht
Brewing equipment is surprisingly inexpensive, and can be found online or from homebrew stores.
Brewing equipment is surprisingly inexpensive, and can be found online or from homebrew stores.
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