Take mix and pour into crock pot. Pour some cider into mix container, close, and shake to remove brown sugar sediment / spices. Pour into crock pot. Continue till mix is as fully removed as possible. Fill to top of crock pot. Unless the crockpot is extra big, all the cider won't fit, but it can be stored in the refrigerator and used to "refill" the crock pot when it gets half-full.