Here are a few answers to common questions on making cider using the MOD Cider Kit
The first thing most people want to know is what do you need to get started?
Below is a list of everything you will need to start brewing cider at home:
The MOD Cider Kit - see list of what's included in section above.
8x500ml swing top bottles (these are perfect!)
A large saucepan or stockpot (enough to hold 6 litres of liquid)
As you can see, the MOD Cider Starter Kit provides you with all the speciality equipment needed!
Another common question is how long does the entire process take?
The process from the first fermentation to being ready to drink takes about 20 days. The actual hands on time is minimal and the 20 days is mainly to allow the yeast to ferment properly and create alcohol and carbonation. All that is required is a handful of simple steps and some patience.
Lastly, a popular question we get asked is how do you flavour your cider?
Cider is created using apple juice as the base so the type of apples used will have a direct impact on how it ends up tasting. To create a cider that has an interesting flavour profile, we recommend using a wide variety of apples. By using a combination of sweeter apples with more tart apples, you will achieve a nice balance of flavours that isn't overly sweet or overly dry.
We have listed out the most common apples and their flavour profile so you know what to shop for!
For sweeter apples, try:
For more tart apples, try:
Our Cider Kit makes a great gift to anyone who loves experimenting in the kitchen or has a passion for cider or beer.
* Store-bought apple juice can also be used in the MOD Cider Starter Kit (although we highly recommend making your own in your MOD for the ultimate cider experience!)