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Release date 11 July 2005 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Edible Yes
Stackable No
Noteable Yes
Value 2 coins
High alch 1 coins
Low alch 0 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 2 coins
Exchange price 1,847 coins (info)
Buy limit 100
Examine A glass of cider.
Weight 0.55 kg
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Cider detail

Cider is a primarily player made alcoholic drink which players can make via brewing with level 14 Cooking. A complete batch of cider grants 182 experience points. As brewing takes several days, players can also obtain this item at the underground pub: Esoterican Arms under the Miscellania castle, which requires partial completion of Royal Trouble to access. It can also be purchased from the Grand Exchange. When drunk, Cider heals 140 life points, and gives a temporary boost to the players Farming level by 1, at the price of lowering both Attack and Strength by 2, similar to all other brews in RuneScape.

The full recipe for Cider is as follows (in the order given):

  1. 16 Cooking apples
  2. 4 Buckets
  3. Create 4 buckets of Apple mush, using the Apple barrel located near the vats
  5. Add 4 buckets of Apple mush to the Fermenting vat.
  6. Add 1 Ale Yeast
  7. Wait two to five days
  8. Collect the completed ale using eight Beer Glasses or two Calquat Kegs*.
  • Calquat kegs are highly recommended, especially if the ale has matured. This creates Cider (keg). Simply by collecting the ale in a keg, the value of the batch will increase by several thousand coins.

Making the MushEdit

This is done by using the Apple barrel found near the Fermenting vats. Add cooking apples to the barrel (this must be done in sets of 4) to crush the apples. The players character will do quite an amusing dance as he/she tramples the apples in the bucket down to a pulp, then the now aptly named Apple mush is collected into a bucket. To make cider the player will need 4 buckets of mush, requiring a total of 16 cooking apples overall.

Getting the yeastEdit

Ale yeast is sold by an NPC found at either one of the fermenting vats. It can be purchased for 25 coins or 5 ectotokens (remember your amulet of ghostspeak!), depending on which vat the player is at. The NPC's sell only the yeast, not the container, so the player will need a pot in your inventory. Luckily there is an empty pot spawn in the brewery at Keldagrim. Players do not necessarily need to fetch their own yeast, as it is tradeable and can be purchased on the Grand Exchange.


Five glasses of Cider are required for an easy Seers' Village task, which can be problematic for players who haven't started Royal Trouble and have no friends/clanmates willing to help, and if they aren't buying on the Grand Exchange. They will need to either brew a batch or launch their offer on the exchange and wait for it to complete.

This drink also featured in Construction; players can make cider barrels at level 12 Construction. To do so, the player must have 8 glasses of cider (Calquat kegs won't work), 3 planks and 3 nails in your inventory. A barrel of cider gives an infinite supply of cider, unfortunately it cannot be taken outside the POH (it vanishes).

It is one of the older items in the game that gives a farming boost of 1. Players can use this item to start valuable fruit trees or other crops that they are just under the level for, saving a lot of time and effort. This item can also be used as a boost to meet some quest requirements. However a Garden pie will boost farming by 3, this is made using the Cooking skill. Many newer items will also give a temporary boost.

See alsoEdit

Cider, when player made, has a chance of turning out as Mature cider which has slightly stronger effects than regular cider. It is usually more expensive than standard cider.

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