The Craft Hard Apple Cider recipe kit from Mangrove Jack’s has the taste of delicious orchard apples, light and crisp with a juicy apple bite. This traditional style hard apple cider can be served still, or with carbonation to make a refreshingly spritzy drink.
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.
Each of Mangrove Jack’s cider varieties has been formulated with only the freshest and best quality fruit which is then pressed and concentrated using state of the art evaporators, and then cold filled into a pouch. All this effort we go to ensures that the natural flavor of the fruit is preserved, giving you cider which is fresh, crisp and especially good on a hot summer's day.
If you don't like apples, just remember a cider a day also keeps the doctor away.
Note: 2 lbs of Dextrose is required for proper fermentation. Other sugars, like brown sugar, can be used.
Includes: A complimentary packet of Mangrove Jack's M02 Dry Cider Yeast located inside the kit.
- Yield: 6 gallons of Hard Apple Cider
- ABV: Approx. 5.2%
- Color: Gold
Choose how sweet you want your cider to be:
- Dry: Do not add the sweetener sachet.
- Off Dry: Add Half of the sweetener sachet.
- Sweet: Add the full sweetener sachet.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Easy as pie! Instructions are easy to follow and the flavor is yum!
This kit was easy to make and is ready pretty quickly. Good tasting result. I went light on adding sweetener. Will probably use at least half the packet next time. Needed to cool down the liquid so that I could place it in my primary fermenter. Better bottle warns against liquids greater than 160F so i tempered boiling liquid with the additional cool water needed to fill the fermenter.
Best tasting hard cider I've ever tasted! And very easy to brew! Used all the flavoring and substituted 3cups dark brown sugar for equal amounts of the corn sugar. Left in fermenter a full 2 weeks before kegging! The taste is great with some green apple tartness and a hint if caramel from the brown sugar! Definitely brew again!!
FYI, the kit does come with a dry cider yeast included. Also like the instructions for how much of the sweetner packet to add to make a dry, off-dry, or sweet cider.
This kit was remarkably easy to make. It only took about 2 weeks before I kegged it for a party. Everyone loved it. I kept it dry, so didn't use the sweetener, great that they include a sweetening guide for best results. Next up, raspberry mango cider.