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Pet-nat Cider: Bottling DURING primary for a naturally sparkling brew – rustic historical style!

It is super easy to make homemade cider from grocery store ingredients. What is pet-nat brewing and how does it carbonate drinks so fast? Pet-nat is an ancestral method of carbonating sparkling wines like champagne. It requires bottling an active fermentation but it can be really worth it for a funky, rustic style beverage. Cider is the perfect fit for petillant naturel brewing! Check out our hard cider recipe in this video, or the recipe below which has substitution suggestions! Making hard cider at home is as easy as it is to make mead, wine, and beer at home. Well, probably easier than making beer. In this video tutorial we show you how to make a really simple summer cider for sipping on those hot days. Crisp, crushable, and delicious, this cider could not be more beginner-friendly for a first time home brewer. We’ll show you how to make hard cider, finish it, prime and bottle it, and do a tasting of the finished product. We hope you enjoy this cider making how-to for home brewing a delicious apple juice drink!

Shoutout to Talgrath for the great priming sugar math breakdown.

### Summer Cider Recipe###

  • 5 gallons apple juice OR 14 cans concentrate and water to 5 gallons
  • 3 small lemons of juice
  • 5 grams red wine tannin (can sub 8oz/gallon of STRONG black tea)
  • Ale yeast or D47

OG in the range of 1.046-1.050

To sweeten:

  • 1 cup up to 1# erythritol

Here’s how to do it:

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