Well, I have a question and you will be my personal hero if you can answer this for me so here goes:
Back in the 80's my dad would make this awesome fermented apple cider. He would keep it on top of the fridge. It was the large glass bottle type of cider. I think he kept the lid off it with cloth over the lid spout. Well, it would sit there for a bit and I guess ferment. Then all I know is that it would end up in the fridge to get cold and drink and it did not taste super sweet or anything but it had a "beer" taste to it. That was the thing that I remember and none of the cider beers today taste anything like it. I am not sure if there was an alcohol content to it, maybe a little but it tasted terrific. My dad is no longer with us to ask how he did this, but do you know what he did and where he would have gotten the starter etc?
It was not a complicated process because he never did anything complicated with it...
I would be really grateful for some pointers if you know exactly what I am speaking about... This is different than making a regular cider beer fancy set up.