20 Pint Elderflower & Apple Cider Home Brewing Kit
- Elderflower and Apple Cider kit - just add water and included yeast
- Makes 20 pints which works out at £1.25 per pint
- Only takes 10 days for the cider to be fully ready
- Non-Carbonated cider strength is 4.5-5% (after 10 days)
- As featured on BBC Dragon's Den
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Sick of the boring drinks on offer at your supermarket or off-license? Perhaps you’re also tired of paying the Chancellor of the Exchequer more than its far share of tax on booze. Time to brew your own.
Ideal for those who have a penchant for Cider, this Victor’s Drinks Home Brewing set is perfect and you will have cider after three easy steps. All you do is unscrew the lid at the top, add 18 pints of warm water, the sachet of yeast provided, wait 10 days and 20 pints of glorious apple cider ready to enjoy in 10 days. Voila – or rather Cheers! You can't beat the taxman on many things, however at approximately £1.25 per pint this will make you drink your own with pride.
It also worth noting these following tips to ensure you get the most out of your brew.
- Make sure that the cap is not removed during the brewing process
- Where possible, try not to move your box before drinking.
- And, don’t overfill your box! Remember, less is more.
Are you planning on holding barbecues all summer long or even planning on a party? This would be ideal and very cost effective too. Come the winter months, you can also try mulling your cider. Tap it out into a pan, add cinnamon, a slice of orange studded with two cloves and a teaspoon of maple syrup. Warm through and enjoy in front of a fire while it snows outside. Lovely! The perfect drink for all year round.
No mess, no fuss, no keeping a home brew distillery in the back shed or kitchen either.
What's inside the Box?
All you need to do is add water. Everything else is provided..Inside the box are elderflower and special cider apples. Resting on top of the cap is the yeast sachet. And on top of the box is a handy funnel so that you can keep your box dry.
So how Does it Work?
The sugar in the fruit begins a process called fermentation once yeast is added. The yeast acts as an enzyme and helps convert the sugars into ethanol (alcohol) and carbon dioxide. For the budding scientists amongst us, the equation is below - Sugar -> Ethanol + Carbon Dioxide.
The carbon dioxide bubbles out of the liquid into the air and is released through the valve at the top of your cider. Fermentation is a complicated process, which can be disrupted by a number of things such as temperature change or contamination. Imagine your cider as a delicate rose, just waiting to blossom – any contamination may damage the taste of your wonderful drink before it has had a chance to develop properly. It really is essential to keep everything clean (including the valve on the top) to stop any nasty bacteria getting inside the box, which might spoil the great taste of Victor’s.
Victor's Drinks History
As the brainchild of a university student from a sleepy rural village, Victor’s Drinks has been in the pipes since way back in 2009. Officially launched in September, it’s the same team now who started back then. Having decided that off-shelf drinks were boring, and home brew kits were too much hassle, we embarked upon making something that makes cider making easy. We called it easy to make cider.
Everyone knows if you want something right, you have to do it yourself.