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Fall is here and we've got all kinds of autumnal activities on our minds - like baking, pumpkin carving, and hard apple cider drinking. I've always wanted to experiment with making my own hard apple cider, but never felt like I had the time or money to execute it properly. Recently, however, I discovered a German style of hard cider called “Apfelwein” that is delicious and can be accomplished in just an hour or two (minus fermenting time, of course). Read on for six easy steps to mix up several gallons of your own apple cider wine. Follow them, and in just a few short weeks, you can sit on the porch, sipping the delicious fruits of your labor!

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  1. Digem October 18, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Is there any reason I couldn’t just use a 5 gallon carboy for making this recipe ?
    I will be using fresh apples from my trees.

  2. Andrew Swistak November 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    apologies if its in the article and I missed it but make sure if you are buying cider from the store that it doesn’t include potassium sorbate. that is a yeast inhibitor and if your cider has it in it then the yeast can’t do its work.

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