As the title says, I'm thinking of giving a cider kit a try to give an alternative to beer over the summer months and until my apple trees are anywhere near big enough to harvest. Mangrove Jack seem to have a good range and I like their [beer] yeasts so tempted with one of them. Can't find much in the way of review on here, so wondered what the experiences were and if this was a good starting point. Or indeed if there are any other kit suggestions? Looking for good flavour of course, and generally prefer my cider to be medium dry. Can I just use my beer FV or is this a bad idea? I'm assuming I can get rid of any residual flavours and yeast with VWP but worth checking. To serve, I'm thinking I would force carbonate in a corny keg. Again, just wanted to check this isn't a bad idea. Looks like cider kits ferment out pretty quickly. Is it the same as with beer and you want to leave it at least two weeks for the yeast to tidy up after itself, even if fermentation appears to have finished, or is that less of an issue with cider? Thanks in advance.