Making Hard Cider
The Best Apples for Making Hard Cider
Beardsley’s Cider Mill
Offers untreated cider for making hard (alcoholic) cider. You can drop off your own container, barrel, or carboy, and we will fill it with fresh cider.
The best apples for making hard cider usually ripen in late October thru early November such as Winesap, Northern Spy, Golden Russet, Fuji and Yellow Delicious, but some customers prefer hard cider from the earlier varieties too.
We also offer 5-gallon carboy starter kits which include a carboy filled with cider, stopper and a water seal.
Ask for Dave or Dan Beardsley for advice on the various styles and methods of making your hard cider. We can direct you to a local supply store, Maltose Express, for any cider-making supplies you may need.