This time around a friend and I decides to keep it simple. He is new to home brewing, and wanted to grasp the basics.
We used apple juice, that we purchased. Using bottled apple juice is tricky, because it must be preservative free, so nothing interferes with the yeast during fermentation. For the yeast we used champagne yeast, and brown sugar. We also added a cup of cinnamon, for a more distinct taste.
We boiled the juice for 60 minutes to kill any contaminants. During the boil, a cup of brown sugar was added to the juice. After the boil we placed the hot wort in a ice bath to bring the temperature under 80. The work was then poured into the fermentation bucket, two gallons of water added, and the packet of yeast.
The wort was left to ferment for two weeks. The bubbling stopped after 5 days. Afterwards we added more brown sugar for a sweeter taste, the we bottled our brew and put it in the fridge to chill it. It was easy and came out great!