I have made my first cider. Remember, I don't like beer; my first beer was a Russian Imperial Ale for my husband. But I do like cider. I read a lot of recipes. I watched a lot of YouTube. Then I went to the store. There is a great orchard just a Ross the rive from us, but isn't quite time for cider yet. I went to my grocery store. I bought apple juice. Two bottles, each three quarts. I used yeast from my local shop, My Old Kentucky Homebrew! I can't remember what kind of yeast, but he will know. I put them both into my small three gallon glass carboy, airlock on and watched and waited. It was fairly active for about four to five days. I waited five more and bottled it. I do like it. It is a bit drier that I really prefer, but I still like it. My cider loving friend said (several times) that it tastes just like Crispin to her, her favorite! So - success!! Personally I am finding a yeast smell from it. Is this a bad thing, and immature state of the cider, or just the way it is. I only used half the package of yeast since I was only making two and a half gallons.