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How to Make Hard Apple Cider

Brewing hard cider from nonalcoholic, or “sweet” cider, is a simple process, and the inebriating end product is as delicious as it is intoxicating. Here are the steps you’ll follow to make hard cider of your own. Hard Cider Ingredients 5 gallons of preservative-free sweet apple cider, preferably unpasteurized Two packets of wine yeast (Lalvin 71B or Red Star Côte ...

Nathan Poell


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Making Pure Vanilla Extract

When I was growing up in the 70’s, there was one ubiquitous baking ingredient that was always in our kitchen cabinet - vanilla extract. I didn’t think that much about this solitary ingredient, a teaspoon or two of which was added to practically every dessert.Once I was out on my own, I delved into the world of cooking with enthusiasm. This was also around the ...

Margaret Mishra

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