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How to Make hard apple cider

Cook Time 30 days


  • 1 gallon Apple cider room temperature, pasturized and preservative free
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 3 tbsp pure honey for bottling
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Sanitize your one gallon jug

  2. Pour half your apple cider into the jug

  3. Insert yeast and swish around

  4. Pour remaining apple cider into jug

  5. Cap off the jug with your air lock and wait 2 weeks

  6. AFTER 2 weeks, make simple syrup with water and honey

  7. Siphon Gallon Carboy into sanitized container with simple syrup mixture

  8. final step is to siphon cider syrup mix from sanitized container into bottles and then wait two more weeks.

  9. Store bottles in room temperature dark spot