The charming warming character of Cider House Select™ Spiced Apple Cider is perfect for the shorter days and cooler nights. Experience the essence of the fall harvest with a complex and elegant character full of apple, cinnamon, and a hint of spice. Sip, smell and savor the rich, aromatic fall flavors that warm you from the inside out. This cider is enjoyable chilled or as a warm mulled cider.
A refreshing, spritzy alternative to beer—mouthwatering cider with a boozy twist is delicious and 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™ Spiced Apple Cider is a crisp beverage enjoyed by beer and wine lovers alike.
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
3.7 / 5.03 ReviewsNice kit, but I messed it up!Like the kit and the outcome. My wife and father love the final cider. Interestingly enough, my wife--who loves sweet drinks--found using the full packet of sweetener was too much!
As this was my first kit, I messed up and opened the package to check for the yeast. The juice concentrate was not separately bagged, and wound up being exposed to the air for a couple of days. While the final cider is still good, I think I will try again.February 15, 2017Purchased
1 year agoSpiced CiderI have made three batches of this one so far. About halfway through the latest one. Very good when half sweetened.June 19, 2018Purchased
5 months agoOverall its pretty good. Before drinking you should stir it in the bottle to get the sediment mixed up a little, otherwise you don't get the full flavor and its more like a watered down sparkling apple cider than a spiced cider. Its still a little on the lighter flavor, but pretty good. I gave it a three because I couldn't do 3.5. If it was more full bodied I would give it easily 4-5 stars. VERY EASY TO MAKE.November 24, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 7 answersDoes this kit come with the yeast? Or does it need to be purchased separately? If so which is recommended?BEST ANSWER: Yes it comes with yeast. I've actually bought this same kit many times from different vendors and I have never been disappointed. It has everything you need ingredient wise. Don't rehydrate the dry yeast either. Follow the instructions and just sprinkle it on the must like the directions say. No stirring required. From previous experience with this kit I can confidently say you won't be disappointed.Can I use honey instead of dextrose? If so how much honey would be equivalent to 2lbs of dextrose?BEST ANSWER: You can. Here is some info I found.
honey is about one and a half times sweeter than table sugar
Honey 1 tsp = 1 1/2 tsp sugar
This can be used as a guide in the equivalence of adding honey for sugar.
Since honey is denser than crystallized, packed sugar and therefore has greater sweetening power per volume than sugar, most cookery books recommend the use of 1 cup of honey for 1 ¼ cups of sugar or that 1 cup of sugar can be replaced by 4/5 of a cup of honey. Recommendations are not uniform, and others recommend replacing 1 cup of sugar with only ½ to 3A of a cup of honey. When recipes are given in weight, honey can be substituted approximately 1:1 or, considering the moisture content, add up to 20% more honey in weight than sugar. The extra water added in the form of honey needs to be accounted for as well. Thus for every cup of honey added, approximately 1/5 to ¼ of a cup less liquid should be used in the recipe. By weight: for every 1 kg of sugar substituted by 1000-1200 g of honey, 180-200 g (180-200 ml) less water should be used. For most corn syrups, honey can be substituted 1:1 by weight as well as by volume, even though corn syrup often contains more water than honey. For industrial quantities more specific calculations based also on the sugar composition of the specific honey, are necessary. In the end, it's going to be a trial by error type of thing to work out what best suits your need.Do I need to purchase carbonation drops?