Here’s a quick way to make a gallon of cheap cider.
All you need is 5l of supermarket apple juice, pectolase, wine yeast, yeast nutrient, sugar and tannin, which can come from some strong black tea.
For the first part of the ferment it’s best to start it of in a fermentation bucket as it can get lively. So put the apple juice , 5 teaspoons of sugar, yeast nutrient, black tea and pectolase in the fermenter and stir, then add the yeast.
24 hrs later, this would have been a bit messy in a demi-john.
Next siphon off into a demi-john. It will still be a bit lively (the air lock was changed three times before I took this photo).
This should be ready in about six weeks.