I was making some apple viniger and decided to just try and make a bit of apple "cider" while I was doing it.

Ill be honest its not really cider. I just have pulped a few apples mixed in a bit of water and honey and added that to a couple of glass bottles and covered with a cloth and elastic band.

This is probably more of a prison brew than cider.

My question is simple - will it work or just wasting my time.



  • Did you add yeast or do you go for spontaneous fermentation?
    – chthon
    Sep 10 at 19:20
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    Went for spontaneous fermentation Sep 11 at 20:08

Sounds like a "ciderkin", which originally was a very weak beverage of around 1% ABV made from adding extra water to pressed apples to produce a beverage suitable for children to drink (hence the "kin" part of the term -- think "kindergarten" or some other German words).

Yes, you'll get a fermented cider-like beverage from this.

Make what you like. We all have our own tastes. Cheers to that.

  • Yes thats sounds about right - it was blended apples ha would that make much difference. Time will tell I suppose. Sep 11 at 20:09

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