Home Made Paleo Hard Cider

Calories 2213 kcal


  • 5 gallons Apple juice (You can get this at farmers markets or grocery stores, ideally organic and locally sourced)
  • 1 packet Champagne yeast (You can find this at any home brew shop.)


  1. Sanitize your carboy. - Use home brew sanitizer which is food safe , which you can pick up from any home brew shop. A carboy is the vessel in which your apple juice turns to hard cider. I use a glass carboy so tastes can’t transfer. They are a bigger pain to clean out but I think they’re worth the investment.
  2. Pour in your five gallons of apple juice. - Invest in a funnel. Trust me – I make all my hard cider in my bathtub for easy clean up.
  3. Pitch your yeast. - This is the brewer’s term for pouring a packet of yeast into a carboy filled with liquid.
  4. Add your airlock. - An airlock is a little dohicky on top of the carboy, which allows carbon monoxide (pressure) to leave the carboy, but which also acts as a barrier so that outside contaminants don’t get into your hard cider.
  5. Relax. - Store your carboy in a cool, dark place, like a basement, laundry room or guest room.
  6. Keep an eye on your carboy and it should be ready to keg or bottle in about a month.
Nutrition Facts
Home Made Paleo Hard Cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2213 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Sodium 153mg 6%
Potassium 5622mg 161%
Total Carbohydrates 553g 184%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 516g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin C 865%
Calcium 25%
Iron 102%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.