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Hudson Valley Hard Cider Making Kit

Elizabeth Ryan has been selling out of her Breezy Hill Orchard ciders at farmers' markets in New York for years. Once she began making hard ciders, fans started asking for the recipe. Now, here it is. The award-winning cider maker, who has made appearances at James Beard House, put together this kit exclusively for Williams-Sonoma. Using homemade or farmers' market apple juice, follow the step-by-step instructions and you'll be enjoying your own delicious hard cider in 10 to 21 days. Ferment your own cider with this kit that includes all the cider-making tools for five 1-gal. batches. Includes step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process. Included stopper and air lock gauge fermentation. Hydrometer strip adheres to side of jug to monitor temperature. Hard cider will keep in the refrigerator for weeks. Assembled in USA. Kit includes: 1 gallon glass fermentation jug and metal lid. Adhesive temperature strip. Airlock. Stopper. Siphoning tube. Yeast and yeast nutrients for making five 1 gallon batches. Complete instructions.
Average Customer Rating:
2.5 out of 5
 out of 
(2 Reviews) 2
1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sort by Customer Reviews for Hudson Valley Hard Cider Making Kit
Review 1 for Hudson Valley Hard Cider Making Kit
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
December 28, 2013
Would You Recommend? Yes
2of 2found this review helpful.
Good kit if you know what you're doing
December 28, 2013
I got this kit to make some cider for the holidays and the end product was really great. I do have to agree with the other review that the instructions were a bit vague, but fortunately I've been brewing my own beer for some time now so I could improvise where I felt it was needed. The biggest set back is getting good apple cider to begin with. The gallon jugs you see at your typical supermarket aren't going to get you the best results unfortunately. I ended up getting some from a local farm stand which was very expensive. Pricey but at least the end product tasted great!
Cons: instructions
Review 2 for Hudson Valley Hard Cider Making Kit
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
November 29, 2013
Would You Recommend? No
9of 13found this review helpful.
Disappointing Kit
November 29, 2013
I purchased this planning on making hard cider for Thanksgiving. I followed the directions exactly, however they were very vague. I started the cider 15 days before Thanksgiving. I tried the cider twice during the 15 days of fermentation and it was terrible. This kit will be returned. I am usually very satisfied with my purchases from William Sonoma, but this kit was a huge disappointment.
Cons: instructions, finished product