This is so easy I almost feel guilty for making it into a full blog post, but when you taste this sweet brew I think you’ll forgive me.
- 1 gallon apple juice – You can make your own or buy it at the store. If store bought make sure it does not contain any preservatives, which will inhibit the natural fermentation process.
1. Place juice in a wide mouth jar on the counter. Use a rubber band to secure cheesecloth or a piece of pantyhose over the top. This will allow yeast from the air to come and begin the fermentation process.
2. Let sit for about three days, then taste. It should have a slight tang by this point, but most likely it will not be as full-bodied as you’ll want. Allow to ferment for one to seven more days, depending on your preferred level of fermentation. (Note: If allowed to continue fermenting for a few more weeks your brew will become apple cider vinegar)
P.S. If you get started now it will be ready by New Year’s Eve. Just sayin’.
Photo Credit: Timothy Vollmer