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How to Simply Make a Cider: Our (Very) Basic Guide to Homebrewing a Gluten Free Hard Apple Cider

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At several recent craft beer themed events we have served homebrewed hard cider. It’s a drink that is easy to make and quite delicious. Many people have come up to us and asked,”Just how do I make a cider?” as they envision making some for their cider loving or gluten-free girlfriend/son/friend. Well, the honest truth is that a basic cider is much less complicated to make than beer or wine and requires far less equipment. All you need is regular apple juice/cider (preferably locally obtained), a vessel for fermentation like a glass carboy or a food safe bucket, an airlock, a bung, a little sanitizer and some nice healthy yeast. So, for all of those who have enjoyed our cider and asked us how to make one we present: Our (Very) Basic Guide to Homebrewing a Gluten Free Hard Cider. Here is a list of the items you will need followed by instructions.

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Written by A+K

April 30th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Food Book Fair Brew Pub (Reprise) at the Wythe Hotel April, 27th 2014

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Brew Pub (Reprise) Flyer

On Sunday April 27th, 2014 in Brooklyn New York, 28 homebrewers will gather at the Wythe Hotel to participate in Eric M. Steen’s Brew Pub (Reprise). Why reprise? Mr. Steen has previously organized similar pubs in Glasgow, Scotland (2010) and New York City (2011). What are these “brew pubs”? They are pop-up (or one night only) pubs (places to drink and socialize) organized as a gathering of homebrewers and patrons in a space brought together by Mr. Steen. Each “brew pub” celebrates the creative output of the hombrewers in the city where they were held.

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Written by A+K

April 23rd, 2014 at 10:30 am