Originally Posted by Mark228
Hi I am thinking of using a cider kit for my second brew, are there any major differences in using a cider kit to a beer or lager extract kit I need to know about? What sort of temperatures will it need (any different to beer/lager) and how long does it take (any longer than the other kits)? Cheers!
You should read the instructions and take a look at this forum, but the biggest difference with cider is that it takes A LOT longer to condition. Primary fermentation may not be longer, but it will likely taste like crap for quite awhile. Best to let it age for a couple months (at least) before drinking. If you don't use a secondary, then then it sit in your primary for two weeks.
Otherwise, temps are pretty much the same, go by the type of yeast you use.