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Mangrove Jack's British Series Apple Cider Pouch 2.4 kg
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Description

Get in on the Cider making craze with a super easy to make Cider Kit. The Taste of delicious orchard apples, light and crisp with a juicy apple bite. 

ABV Approximately: 5.2 %

Style: Sweet

Color: Gold

Makes 6 gallons.

Each of our cider varieties has been formulated with only the freshest and best quality fruit which is then pressed and concentrated using state of the art evaporators, and then cold filled into a pouch. All this effort we go to ensures we preserve the natural flavor of the fruit, giving you cider which is fresh, crisp and especially good on a hot summer's day.

 

Please Note: You will need 2.2 lbs of Dextrose for this kit as well.  See our You Might Also Need Section below for products.

These kits are tasty uncarbonated, but add some bubbles and things get even better.  We recommend a pack of Carbonation Drops to help give this cider a carbonic kick!

These kits come with yeast, preservative, sweetener, and Cider Extract. The yeast, preservative, and sweetener can be found in a pouch inside the W300 bag.

Item # W300
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 6LBS
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David D on Jan 15, 2018
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It's nice but...
The work to make it is super easy and simple. It's cider concentrate, and you just add water and yeast. The outcome is a decent cider.

The only downside is that drinking it gives us heartburn.
February 5, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Very easy to make, decent cider
This kit was very simple to make. The whole process took about 10 minutes, including sanitizing my fermentation bucket.
I made a 250ml starter using a stir plate 2 days prior (DME & Fermaid K). I used cold, filtered water to hit the target volume and followed all directions (except for any heating that may have been specified).. basically followed a no boil mead or wine protocol. There's an artificial apple flavor packet that's part of this kit that seems a bit dodgy, but I used it as indicated despite my reservations.

The cider fermented on the low-mid range specified for the included yeast strain for a month, then another month in secondary better bottle.

The finished product was good, but not great: it tastes good, but it seems painfully under carbonated compared to Samuel Smith's Cider or Indigeny (local to CA). The instructions call for something like 5 oz priming sugar, probably because most people don't regularly use heavy belgian or champaigne bottles, so that's about 2.5 volumes CO2. I will certainly make this kit again, but I will use something on the order of 9oz sugar to hit 4.5-5 volumes CO2 and use heavy bottles.

I might experiment with different yeasts in the future, or perhaps various pureed fruits, and expect this kit will provide a good foundation for many future batches.

March 4, 2016
Response from MoreFlavor
This eventually carb'd after 3 months conditioning in low 70F range. I would suggest a fresh re-pitch of yeast and conditioning at 2 weeks in the high range for the yeast if going to bottle.
December 14, 2017
Kenneth Ryan
Response from MoreFlavor
1 year later, bottle aged, this cider is fantastic. Five stars, would not change a thing. Highly recommend.
December 14, 2017
Kenneth Ryan
Response from MoreFlavor
This eventually carb'd after 3 months conditioning in low 70F range. I would suggest a fresh re-pitch of yeast and conditioning at 2 weeks in the high range for the yeast if going to bottle.
December 22, 2017
Kenneth Ryan
Response from MoreFlavor
1 year later, bottle aged, this cider is fantastic. Five stars, would not change a thing. Highly recommend.
December 22, 2017
Kenneth Ryan
Nice, crisp & clear - more solid sediment in bottle.
First 2 batches done. Did not add the sweetener and the result was a dry, crisp cider. Everyone who has tried it likes it better than the sweet store bought stuff. Used one carb tab for 1/2 liter bottle (about 16 oz) and got mild to low fizz. Sediment in bottle was easy to rinse out but firm enough that you don't have to be hyper careful doing a "one pour". 4 stars because my two batches came out at different ABVs - don't know why. More consistency (or a cute barmaid included) would get it a five. Will buy again.
October 21, 2015
Good cider from concentrate? I was skeptical but it worked!
I have been brewing beer for years and have wanted to get into cider but just never got to the point of finding 5 gallons of unpasteurized apple juice to work with. I saw this kit and it intrigued me but I wondered how good it could be. So I ordered it. First off let me say that the yeast, flavoring packet and sweetener are inside the wall of the pouch. I could find nowhere that said this so at first I thought the stuff was missing. Nope, it is there. I followed the instructions as far as the fermentation and adding the flavoring. The fermentation smelled something awful! Lots of sulfur smells - that made me wonder but I think it is normal for fermentation with fruit. After fermentation was done I read up on the sweetener packet and found it contained aspartame. I didn't want to add aspartame to my cider because to me it gives a distinct off flavor. At that point instead I took part of the cider (3.5 gallons) added 2 campden tablets, let it sit a couple of days and then added a 12 oz can of frozen concentrated apple juice and then kegged and force carbonated it. The other 2.5 gallons I bottled with carb tablets. Both turned out really good. The kegged cider is pretty sweet - definitely tastes like a lot of the bottled hard cider people like. The bottled cider is a little drier but still has some sweetness. So I sort of made 2 ciders from 1. I would definitely make this again with the tweaks I made.
June 26, 2014
Very nice kit
I mixed this kit up about six weeks ago. I'm waiting for the bottles to condition, I primed them to make a sparkling cider.

Just because I was not familiar with Mangrove Jack at the time, I used White Labs WLP775.

There is a little sachet of a white powder that the instructions say to add if you want your cider to finish sweeter, or to leave out if you want it to be dry. I put a little less than half of the pouch.

There is another little pouch that is marked as apple flavoring. I don't know why you have to add that separately, shouldn't that be in the nature of the concentrated juice?

Tasting a sample at bottling, the flavor was rather good. Finished crystal clear.

Not giving this a full 5 stars just because of the mystery pouches, as well as there being no mention of what variety of apples this comes from. It would just be nice to know.

Overall, very easy to make, taste pretty good, and I will make this one again.

June 26, 2014
Response from MoreFlavor
Follow up -
In hindsight I would have added more yeast at bottling. Maybe a Prise de Mousse.
Having some big lag time in getting it to carbonate in the bottle.
December 14, 2017
Alex G
Response from MoreFlavor
Can somebody make a 2gallon, 1.070+ beer with pale/munich/C40 malt, 0-45IBU, with WLP090 or WLP530 yeast and then add this kit at with last 10%-20% fermentation. if not dry enough then finish with champagne yeast, probably add Fermaid-O and/or DAP for yeast health and then report your results??
December 14, 2017
cl8onbrew
Response from MoreFlavor
Follow up -
In hindsight I would have added more yeast at bottling. Maybe a Prise de Mousse.
Having some big lag time in getting it to carbonate in the bottle.
December 22, 2017
Alex G
Response from MoreFlavor
Can somebody make a 2gallon, 1.070+ beer with pale/munich/C40 malt, 0-45IBU, with WLP090 or WLP530 yeast and then add this kit at with last 10%-20% fermentation. if not dry enough then finish with champagne yeast, probably add Fermaid-O and/or DAP for yeast health and then report your results??
December 22, 2017
cl8onbrew