Braufässchen Cider Making Kit

Test 10/2019

  • Braufässchen Cider Making Kit - front
  • Braufässchen Cider Making Kit - boxed
  • Braufässchen Cider Making Kit - apple
  • Braufässchen Cider Making Kit - detail
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  • Braufässchen Cider Making Kit - finish
  • Braufässchen Cider Making Kit - shake-it
Test seal: Braufässchen Cider Making Kit, Rating 7.6

last modified: 12.11.2019, 12:21

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All rating criteria details:

Preparation 35%
Taste 35%
Workmanship 15%
Scope of delivery 15%
Tested by: Jonas

Jonas

Resumee

The Cider Making Kit by Braufässchen is a fun gift for all those who have always wanted to make their own cider. The individual steps are well explained in the instructions and are easy to follow.

With a short application time and a week to wait, it does not take long for the homemade cider to be ready for tasting. The first time you taste it, you quickly notice that something is missing. The drink is completely non-carbonated and therefore more like an apple wine than a cider.

Pro

  • Nice gift
  • Simple preparation

Cons

  • No carbonic acid

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Easy to prepare. The end result tastes rather like an apple wine than a cider.

General information

The Cider Making Kit by Braufässchen is delivered in attractive packaging. The instructions are in German and many other languages, illustrated and clearly understandable. In addition to the scope of delivery, you need a measuring cup.

Scope of delivery

  • 1 empty 5-litre barrel as fermentation container
  • 1 bag of fruit juice concentrate
  • 1 pack yeast
  • 1 bottle aroma mixed with a sweetener
  • 1 pressure valve
  • 1 instruction manual

Preparation

First, the fruit juice concentrate is filled into the barrel.
First, the fruit juice concentrate is filled the barrel.

Once you have opened the packaging and removed all the ingredients and materials supplied, you must first remove the transparent lid on the top of the barrel. You will need the lid again later, so keep it safe. Pour the fruit juice concentrate into the barrel. Then pour 400 ml of cold water into the barrel with the measuring cup. Afterwards, add another 1 l of boiling water. It is advisable to boil a little more water so that you can sterilize the pressure valve. Now the transparent lid can be used again. In order to mix the liquids optimally, put the lid back on the opening and shake the barrel vigorously for about 30 seconds. Now pour in 2.8 l of water and add the yeast and the sweetened aroma. Finally, close the opening of the barrel with the supplied pressure valve.

Shake the barrel vigorously.
The barrel is being shaken vigorously.

Fermentation

You must now store the barrel for 5 days at room temperature as unmoved and protected from light as possible. During these 5 days, the yeast works hard and converts the sugar contained in the juice concentrate into carbonic acid and alcohol. Then put the barrel upright in the refrigerator for at least 2 days. After a total of 7 days the production of your own cider is finished, the barrel can now be opened and the cider consumed.

Taste

The taste of the end product of the Cider Making Kit is reminiscent of white wine with a sweet apple aroma. The decisive factor for this is that the sparkling apple wine has no carbonic acid, as is normally the case with a cider. Nevertheless, I would not refuse a glass of the cider I made myself. Especially if one knows what to expect, one can go along with the soft drink and enjoy it on a nice summer evening.

The finished product.
This is what the self-made cider looks like.

We have evaluated 3 customer ratings on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that all the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 100% positive and 0% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Flavor
  • Simple preparation
  • Nice gift

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Disposable set
Manufacturer Braufässchen
EAN 4260386511422
Scope of delivery 1 pouch of apple juice concentrate, 1 bottle of apple flavouring, 1 sachet of dry yeast with nutrients, 1x 5-litre-keg as fermentation tank, 1 pressure control valve, 1 instruction manual
Quality impression Satisfactory
Width 15.7 cm
Height 24.2 cm
Depth 15.7 cm
Weight 1,308 g
Capacity litres 5
Alcoholic content 5.2 - 5.5 %
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Material of fermentation tank Metal
Colour Light gold/ light yellow
Ingredients Fruit juice concentrate, yeast, aroma
Additionally required Measuring jug
Ingredients are enough for 5 litre
Preparation time 45 min
Additional warranty -
Packaging Simple, appealing
Quality of instructions Excellent
Manual language GER, EN, FR, ES, IT, NL, SV, DA, FI
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2019-11-12
Is the set reusable?
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Unfortunately, no. Since yeast reacts very sensitively to impurities and the barrel can hardly be cleaned without residues after a brewing process, we cannot recommend reusing the barrel. The keg is intended for one-time use only.
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2019-11-12
How long can the ingredients be kept?
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Usually 2 years.

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