Crooked Apple® Grimhilde Small Batch Hard Cider Recipe Kit

$29.99

SKU# 41408

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Crafted in the heart of darkness, Grimhilde is a wicked combination of crisp apple character and the refreshing allure of sparkling hard cider.

Pure and powerful, Grimhilde is the first all-juice hard cider recipe kit. Pure orchard-fresh apple juice with no added sugar. Better yet, it’s the first-ever one gallon hard cider recipe kit, small enough to ferment on your kitchen counter.
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Grimhilde - Crooked Apple Small Batch Hard Cider Recipe Kit

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Product Details
Don’t let the small size fool you. Grimhilde is dangerous—coming in at a 6% ABV this is the strongest hard cider recipe kit on the market. Crooked Apple® makes it easy to embrace the danger and seize your cider. Complete with easy-to-follow instructions and high-quality juice, your success as a hard core cider maker is guaranteed.

Kit Includes:
  • Apple Juice Concentrate (1.4L/0.37 US Gallons)
  • Fermentis Safcider Dry Yeast
  • Fizz Drops
  • Liquigel & Siligel Packs
  • Sweetener Pack
  • Complete Instructions
Alcohol Content: Medium
ABV: 6%
Time to Make: 4 Weeks
Yield: 1 Gallon (Approx. 10 Bottles)
Gluten Free! Specific Value: less than 4 ppm
Additional Information
Reviews
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Grimhilde Hard Cider
Pretty good stuff. I used the whole sweetener pack and the finished product was a bit too sweet. Next time I'll go half or 3/4. This is a good cider kit for experimenting with flavor additions. I'm happy with it.
October 19, 2015
yumm
It turned out very tasty
October 11, 2015
Powerful Sweetener
This cider was pretty easy to make! I added some yeast nutrient to the must due to some sulfur experiences in past ciders, and gave it a few extra weeks in secondary. It finished crystal clear. However, I added about 3/4 of the sweetening packet and racked to a small keg - it was overwhelmingly sweet and had that distinct artificial flavor. This does not seem to mellow over time and I even tried racking in a dry mead to add more volume and make a semi-cyser, but the flavor still persists. I would add the sweetener with great caution and sample before adding to the overall batch.
July 27, 2016
Sweetener
I purchased the entire cider starter kit but am reviewing the cider itself. Beware of using the included sweetener packet. I used about half to achieve a semi-sweet cider, but it was far too sweet and tasted very artificial (think diet apple soda). I feel like the cider had a lot of potential, but it is pretty unpalatable unless you like artificial sweetener flavors! If I were to make it again, I would omit the sweetener.
October 12, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
I'm sorry to hear you weren't totally satisfied with that recipe kit. Per our guarantee we'd be happy to send out a replacement for you if you'd like to try the recipe again. If you're interested I encourage you to give us a call or shoot us an email so we can set that up. Cheers!
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer N
Grimhilde
A bit expensive for 10 bottles, but it did taste very good! Sort of a spiced cider taste to it. Cleared up very nice; even without the gels. Also did not use the artificial sweetener. A nice intro course for someone starting out on cider.
June 23, 2016
with the others on the sweetener
Don't use the sweetener, it ruined my batch as well, even half is too much. I feel like the cider was OK otherwise but probably not worth trying again for the cost for such a small batch
November 8, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review! Despite the size, the sweetening pack is very powerful and allows everyone to find the flavor that they like best. To make a "dry" cider, do not use any of the sweetener. If you prefer a slightly less dry cider, use a quarter of the packet.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer N
Sweetener Pack
I would recommend not using the included sweetener pack. It left a pronounced artificial sweetener after taste. The Sweetener Pack was so small that I actually thought it was not going to contribute much sweetness to the cider, but it way overpowers it. I'm going to try a cider again, just this time without back sweetening it.
September 22, 2015
Terrible product!
Our batch came out disgusting! It was so disappointing because we use northern brewer for our wine making supplies all the time! But this product was definitely not worth the money.
September 5, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
We spoke the other day and are replacing the cider kit at no charge. It turned out too sweet because the whole sweetening packet was used. Most prefer it semi sweet or off dry and so this time I would recommend using 1/4 - 1/2 packet.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer N
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My purchased kit was missing the directions and the yeast. I found the directions online but I am wondering what yeast I should use. I have some SafAle US-05 on hand. Will that work? Or should I being using Champagne yeast? Thanks.
N I on Jun 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jerry,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! I am sorry that you did not receive instructions or yeast with your kit. You can use either of those yeasts, the champagne will make for a dryer cider, and the US-05 will turn out a little more estery and fruity. We can also send you the Safcider that was meant to be in that kit if you would like. Let me know and I will get that yeast out to you! Sorry for the trouble!
So I'm paying $30 for just 1 gallon of cider and I have to make it? Am I reading this correctly? I pay about the same for a 5 gallon of beer
B L on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you buy the whole Grimhilde crooked apple hard cider recipe kit it includes a bag of cider, a dry wine yeast, some sweetener and a few other additives to make a 1 gallon batch of hard cider. Yes, it is $30 which seems a little pricey for a 1 gallon recipe, and yes you can easily go out and just buy beer, but the whole point of purchasing it just like many of the other stuff on northern brewer is for people who enjoy creating a good drink out of their own home. It is a fun hobby and sometimes hobbies cost money.

Hopefully they make a 5 gallon batch soon.
Is the resulting cider gluten free? I'm brewing this now and a co-worker would like some for his wife but she has severe Ciliac disease. Thank you
M A on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The ingredients do not include gluten, but we cannot say that this product is guaranteed to be gluten-free because it is processed in a facility where gluten products are also processed. However, the addition of Super Kleer should remove most (if not all) incidental gluten.
My kit did not come with the Bentonite. Can I skip this addition or do I need the bentonite?
R G on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Garrett,

Thank you for your question. Yes it would be ok to skip the bentonite.

Cheers!
Missed my OG reading. Anybody know what it is supposed to be?
B A on May 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It would have been somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.060
Hello, I purchased a small batch Crooked Apple kit while in the shop on September 5th. There was no yeast in the box, no fizz drops and no directions. Is it possible to get the directions online and re the yeast, I can look locally first, but will likely need to order. Regarding the fizz drops, we've tried these for beer and have had varied results, is there another way to obtain the carbonation, such as boiling dextrose? Finally regarding the yeast I likely would have killed the yeast anyway as I left the kits I purchased in my van and it got hot. Thanks for your assistance.
G O on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Stacey

For issues like this it's probably best to shoot us an email at brewmaster@northernbrewer.com

since we're a bit more prepared to handle issues like that there.

Are you local to us

If so

we can get you want you need in store pretty easily

just swing on by. If not

we can ship to you. Just email us at brewmaster@northernbrewer.com and we should be able to facilitate that.
When will this be coming out as a 5 gallon batch?
B R on Sep 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the request. Hopefully we are able to offer them as larger kits soon! No current ETA as of now.

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