We made cider using a kit from the same company that we made our own beer from. It was significantly easier than the beer, but we haven’t tasted it yet, so it could totally be poison.
Details: The Hard Cider Kit is from Brooklyn Brew Shop.
Last month we started making our own beer (you can check out our in progress posts here and here), and it finished just in time for the holidays. We brought bottles to each of our families for a taste test. Adam’s family was much more generous with their opinions than mine, and generally the feedback was “surprisingly not bad” and “it could be worse”. It definitely tasted like beer, but it was super hoppy (some people like that), and we did something wrong in the bottling process and it was really carbonated and created a very stiff head. Overall enough of a success that we want to give it another shot!
We started brewing our beer two weeks ago, and today we bottled it. We don’t have many photos of the process as it took all four hands to siphon the beer into the pot with the honey, and then from the pot into the bottles.
The beer will be ready just in time for a Christmas taste test!
Adam’s brother Erik made a surprise trip up to visit last weekend, so it seemed the perfect time to start brewing our beer. We had a kit Adam got from my parents last year, so off we went. Our little brew is currently chilling out in our closet, next step is bottling on the 9th!