A traditional hard sparkling cider that is packed full of flavor. This apple cider is crisp, light and refreshing, a perfect choice any time of the year. Its remarkably fresh apple nose and well-balanced mouthfeel are brought to life in a tart, golden-hued body.
A refreshing, spritzy alternative to beer—mouthwatering cider with a boozy twist lacks the bitterness of ale.
Striking a balance between scrumptiously sweet and tartly dry, hard cider carries an easy-drinking 5-7% alcohol content.
Served lightly carbonated, cider pairs exceptionally well with food. Fresh cheese, leafy greens, seafood morsels and anything slow-cooked, smoked or barbecued will perfectly complement the boozy apple nectar of fall.
Cider House Select™ Apple Cider is a crisp beverage enjoyed by beer and wine lovers alike.
Now Gluten Free!
This 6 gallon recipe kit is deliciously packed full of flavor, with juice made from apples ripe for the picking.
Note: All Cider House Select Kits require the addition of 2 pounds of corn sugar to reach their full alcohol potential
- Details & Instructions
4.3 / 5.07 ReviewsBottle after one week? Yes, but...I used light malt syrup rather than dextrose for the 2lb adjunct sugar, added the flavoring, but didn't use any sweetener.
Primary fermentation really was done in under a week (as the directions say), but with heavy diacetyl and other "off" flavors, and a completely cloudy result. After two weeks in the bottle, however, flocculation and rest calmed all that down for a clean-tasting result. I'm happy with the final product, but will give it two weeks in the fermenter if I make it again.December 2, 2018Purchased
9 months agoMy Favorite Cider kitI use this kit all the time. I don't use the enclosed sweetener because I think it leaves an artificial taste. I usually put this in a keg with 2-3 cans of store bought apple juice concentrate. That gives it a very nice balance of sweet and sour apple.December 9, 2016Purchased
over 3 years agoGreat CiderGood kit, easy directions,delicious ciderJuly 31, 2016Nice productvery easy to make and it taste better than any store bought one. You will need 2 lbs of sugar tooFebruary 9, 2016Not everything is includedI was surprised that corn sugar was not included in the kit. Minimal instructions on the packaging. The instructions, yeast, flavoring packets are all inside the pouch. That is confusing.January 25, 2016OKFor the price this is not a bad kit. Make sure you have the extra 2lbs of sugar to raise the SG for fermentation. I used brown sugar. The taste is decent and there is a crispness to the finish. I used the entire sweetener packet because I enjoy sweet ciders from time to time, but it ended up tasting as a medium-sweet, which is fine, but not what I was hoping for.April 15, 2015need more suppliesI am making this for my wife. Make sure you have corn sugar for carbonation or carbonation tabs in addition to the extra two pounds of corn sugar.November 22, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 15 answersWhat do you bottle this in?BEST ANSWER: I hate to be obvious but I used bottles! I make beer occasionally so I clean and save them. I think you can use anything that is designed to withstand the carbonation that will result from the secondary fermentation.Is the kit set up so that you have to brew all 6 gal in one go or can you make it 1 gal at a time?BEST ANSWER: The kit is designed for a six gallon batch and would be very difficult to try to parcel out to make one gallon batches. Also please note that nowhere do they say that the instructions, yeast and additives are inside the package in a dry pouch. My advice if you want to try one gallon batches is to get unsweetened apple concentrate from the store that does not have any preservatives ( absorbic acid / vitamin C is OK). 3-4 cans should make a decent gallon batch. Just measure the SG to get it where you want it to be. A white wine yeast would work well in case you can't find cheap cider yeast.