Hard Cider Kit


The DIY Hard Cider Kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop makes it fun and easy to craft three (1-gallon) batches of tart, dry, and bubbly hard cider and it includes the equipment you’ll need to continue making cider for years. Discover how simple it is to make hard cider at home!

Ships within 3 business days for a flat rate of $7.95. 

Brooklyn Brew Shop


Kit includes:

  • 1 Gallon Fermentation Jug
  • Racking Cane
  • Tubing Clamp
  • Airlock
  • Tubing
  • Screw Cap Stopper
  • Hard Cider Yeast (3 packets)
  • Sanitizer (3 packets)

This kit is perfect for beginners and makes a great gift. Brooklyn Brew Shop provides step-by-step instructions to guide you as your brew your cider.

The Artisans

Stephen and Erica of Brooklyn Brew Shop

Stephen Valand and Erica Shea, Brooklyn Brew Shop

Brooklyn, New York

In July 2009 Stephen Valand and Erica Shea used their small-enough-for-a-New-York-City-apartment Beer Making Kits and their and their steadfast focus on quality to launch Brooklyn Brew Shop. Since then, the husband-and-wife team has added Hard Cider and Sparkling Wine Kits to their brew list, as well as their new line of FarmSteady DIY food kits to make crafting cheese, kraut, and even bagels simple and fun. Read More –>



Hard Cider Pudding Recipe

Hard Cider Pudding

Give this Hard Cider Pudding recipe from Brooklyn Brew Shop a try. They describe it as, “Thick and velvety with butterscotch and apple notes”.


  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup hard cider
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoons butter


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat combine sugar and water, heat until sugar is completely melted and bubbles form at edges.
  2. Add heavy cream and cider whisking constantly. Heat until mixture comes just to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  3. In a bowl, stir cornstarch, eggs, and salt until well combined. Add 1/3 of the sugar-cream mixture to the egg mixture whisking constantly.
  4. Whisk in an additional 1/3 of the sugar-cream mixture, then return to stove and combine.
  5. Add in butter and heat over medium-high heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  6. Transfer to serving bowls and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

Book Recommendation

Make Some BeerErica and Stephen recommend their book, Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg, for aspiring brewers.

Description: “Brooklyn Brew Shop founders Erica Shea and Stephen Valand took a tour of the world’s most innovative and storied breweries and returned with thirty-three stovetop-ready recipes for silky stouts, citrusy IPAs, and robust porters, along with stories inspired by the global community of small-batch brewers.”


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