I decided to take the plunge and give cider making a try.
After grabbing some supplies from midwestsupplies, I picked up the cheapest apple juice (without preservatives) I could find, which was $1.49 for a half gallon.
I also grabbed some apple juice concentrate for back-sweeting and carbonation generation.
Clean everything as directed
Add 5 Gallons of Nature's Nectar 100% Apple Juice into the carboy [initial reading 1.050], toss in 2 cups of brown sugar (I added it by shaking into juice before putting into carboy, but it was probably too small of an amount to matter, final reading was about 1.054ish (+.004ish))
I have a million questions, I've looked around the forums for a while now and I figured the best way to learn is to just do it.
Back-end sweetening, carbonating in bottle, and spicing the cider are the biggest things are still a little shaky to me.
I'm here to learn.