Here are the essentials needed to get started. The list will show all the basic equipment and supplies.
2 Glass Carboy's or any type of fermentation container that will house your wonderful brew. I started off with a 6.5 gallon plastic container just because it was less expensive ($17.50), but I could never see what was happening inside and it completely bugged me for two weeks! So for the secondary fermenter I purchased a 5 gallon glass carboy ($36.00) to rack my brew into that. It's all up to you, either one will work fine!
3-6 feet of food grade tubing 5/16"
1 Package of dry or liquid yeast. I like the White Labs WLP775 English Cider Yeast (Safale US-05 Ale Yeast or Champagne yeast will work pretty good as well) Have been testing out Mangrove Jacks cider yeast as well. Any yeast will work fine, just follow your own perference!
Rubber stoppers (Size of the stopper depends on the size of the glass carboy or fermentation bucket.
A 5 gallon glass carboy will take a #6.5 stopper) If your using a plastic
container your stopper will be need to fit snuggly in the hole thats drilled into the lid.
1 Plastic Airlock
A can of frozen apple juice concentrate or a package of golden brown sugar.
Sanitizing solution - Star San or Easy-Clean Cleanser works the best
1 Package of Bottle Caps
Bottles (50 bottles will house around 5 gallons of
brew, if you have more or less just do the math)