Hard Cider Kit – Make Delicious Apple Beer


If you’ve been looking to make delicious homemade apple beer with a hard cider kit, this article is just for you.

Before we get into the nitty gritty details, check out what some of our happy patrons had to say about our drink selections:

“Flannel Mouth is my favorite hard cider by far. I just wish I could get it here in Iowa. Just have to wait till we come to Michigan to bring some back.” — Megan Theunick

And lastly Icknay Ennettbay said, “Blake’s Hard Apple Cider is Awesome. Their product is superior, the environment they’ve created is stupendous, and they have a top of the line staff well trained to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction. The ownership has really built a quality product that will be valued by the community for generations.”

Of course, we said it’s ‘simple’, not ‘easy’. So if you’d like to skip the whole ‘making hard cider process’ (which can take several weeks for a single gallon), skip on down to your local Kroger or Meijer and grab a 6-pack (or two) of our infamous El Chavo, Wakefire or Beard Bender from your store shelf today.

How To Make Hard Cider with a Hard Apple Cider Kit 


Our personal recommendation is Mr. Beer Hard Cider Home Brewing Craft Cider Kit. You can google it and find it on Amazon.

Here’s what it includes:

2 Gallon reusable lightweight shatter resistant keg with tap assembly. BPA-free and imparts no taste or flavor migration in your hard cider.

Mr. Beers Hard Apple Cider Refill. Gluten-free. All natural. GMO free.

8 reusable 1 liter plastic bottles with caps, labels and Mr. Beers easy-to-follow brewing instructions

All equipment is reusable. All you need is another refill to brew your next batch.

Bottomline, this kit is great for the first time hard cider home brewer who wants to get their feet wet doing the process the right way from the start with as few mistakes as possible.

This kit takes all the time consuming, frustrating and painstaking process of fermenting out of the equation so you get the most joy and fun out of doing this as possible. Only thing you need to get brewing is water. Pretty soon your friends and family will be calling you “brewmaster”.


So there you have it. A simple hard cider kit to make delicious apple beer.

It doesn’t take a rocket science to make hard cider, but it does take ‘rocket patience’ because the first batch isn’t always the ‘best batch’. Meaning, if you’re a first timer, you may be prone to newbie mistakes which iron out over time unless you have someone with you overseeing the process to ensure it’s done correctly. Kind of like learning how to ride a bike while your mother or father ‘watches over you’ to make sure you don’t accidentally run into people’s cars.

We’d love to invite you to come visit us at 17985 Armada Center Rd. Armada, MI 48005 when your in town, give us a call at 586-784-9463 or shoot us an email at: info@blakefarms.com if you have any questions or inquiries and **check out our website** product updates and news releases.

Jamie Ternes (Facebook comment review) had these kind words to say about our products and services:

“Been there a few times now and never disappointed! The food was delicious as were the hard ciders and wine! We love the atmosphere, especially with the live music on Friday nights. The staff is always courteous, helpful and friendly! One of my favorite places for a night out!”

Also, be sure to go to your local Meijer and/or Kroger grocery store to grab yourself a 6-pack (or two) of our hard cider today!

Until next time, my friend, have a glass on us.

P.S. Blake’s Fun Fact: The Pilgrims drank it. Nuff’ said.

Our forefathers enjoyed cider more than any other generation in abundance, not by choice, but necessity.

Although cider was the most popular drink in North America and England from the early settler days, cider was the staple drink because water alone was lethal if consumed.

There was virtually no water purification systems like modern day when Pilgrims first landed on Plymouth Rock. So the best way known to purify and have drinkable liquid for the bodies natural needs was to ferment and kill the bacteria in water with apples lying around which, consequently, produced cider or hard cider to consume.

It is said that, “wine is wisdom, beer is strength, and water is bacteria.”

BONUS Blake’s Fun Fact: Hard Cider makes for amazing cocktails

Because of high acidity levels contained in cider, it get’s along just fine with traditional cocktails while adding a little spice and variety to your favorite drinks. With a little ingenuity you could invent the next worldwide hit starting with a Blake’s Hard Apple Cider!

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