Perry, Pear Cider

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Perry, Pear Cider

Post by second2none » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:31 pm

Perry

A refreshing drink, found it had a mild taste (not as sharp as cider)
and was very enjoyable to drink a lot of! And with the pears costing 37p a can very cheap ! Great idea for if you have a spare demi.


4.5L of water
Teaspoon of wine yeast (or any you have knocking around)
3 Cans of Pears Halves in Syrip (410g cans)
1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
300g of sugar (OG of 1.045 = 4.5%
or add more sugar till OG 1.060 = 5.2%)

65g white sugar for priming


*Add yeast and a 2 teaspoonfuls of sugar to a cup of warm(ish) water and leave covered for 10 mins
*Heat 1L of water in a large pan add pears, sugar, cinnamon and mash into a paste, simmer for 10mins on a low heat (SMELLS AMAZING)
*Add 3L of cold water to the mixture and transfer to a demi
*Add the yeast starter and top up the demi with water maximum 2intches from top of demi
*Apply airlock and leave for 10days or until fermented out
*Shake the bottle (Rock the baby) every so often to get the full flavour from the fruit
*Rack and prime with 65g of white sugar before bottling

*Drink after about 2 weeks.

There are alot of unfermentable natural sugars in pears so ur perry will stay sweet and you wont need to worry about back sweetening.
It has a beautiful pale colour and is so easy to clear. My first batch I made the 4.5% and was like drink fruit juice so I made some a bit
stronger and its a magical drink!

Please feel free to add any input to this basic recipe!
Last edited by second2none on Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

jason123

Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by jason123 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:56 am

second2none wrote:Add yeast and a 2 teaspoonfuls of sugar to a cup of hot water and leave covered for 10 mins
Do you mean warm water?
Sounds good though, Might give it a try in the new year.

second2none

Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by second2none » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:03 am

jason123 wrote:
second2none wrote:Add yeast and a 2 teaspoonfuls of sugar to a cup of hot water and leave covered for 10 mins
Do you mean warm water?
Sounds good though, Might give it a try in the new year.
Sorry for the mistake... and recipe has been changed from "hot water" to "warm water"

Flumps

Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by Flumps » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:27 pm

Sorry to bring this back after a month, but i'm definately going to try this! Was just wondering how it kept past two weeks, was that the minimum ageing time, or was that more a recommended best?
cheers.

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Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by gti1x » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:14 pm

I've just finished the last bottle of my similar drink - started in April, Bottled in May, Drunk throughout the year until January - Still tasted wonderfully crisp and fresh.

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Drinking: Kriek (cherry beer); prohibition coconut rum; Davey's Best Bitter 2 (AG); TC; Mead; Gorse Wine; Darwin's summer ale; Apple wine
Conditioning: Grape wine 2009 & 2010; Pomegranate and cherry wine
Brewing: Vinojay (orange wine); Vino de tavola - rosso
Planning: Newton's Porter
Gone but not forgotten: Mead; Framboos (Kit); Gorse wine;

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Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by second2none » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:02 pm

I drank mine after two weeks becasue it was fizzy then...
this was an experiment and i really enjoyed drinking it but about about a month I found the flavour to go a little weak.
I'd definalty make this again but would have to add a little something just to give it a little "umpf" :)

Also I hold my hands up.... I use too much priming sugar I ADMIT it and the long I've left my brews the fizzier they get!
I think i should go back to basics and actual do some research on how much and what types of sugar to use!

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Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by gti1x » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:39 pm

I believe that adding sugar will decrease the taste. Next time I'm not going to add any. Lower alchohol but possibly more taste.

So many brews to do, so little time.

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Drinking: Kriek (cherry beer); prohibition coconut rum; Davey's Best Bitter 2 (AG); TC; Mead; Gorse Wine; Darwin's summer ale; Apple wine
Conditioning: Grape wine 2009 & 2010; Pomegranate and cherry wine
Brewing: Vinojay (orange wine); Vino de tavola - rosso
Planning: Newton's Porter
Gone but not forgotten: Mead; Framboos (Kit); Gorse wine;

Flumps

Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by Flumps » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:41 pm

hmmm, interesting. Maybe I'll leave this untill April/May time to brew then, so I can see the results here. God knows I've got enough else to be putting on! :D

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Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by Hank_Marvin » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:31 am

What would you think about changing 1l of the water for 1lt of pure pear juice? or should I just add more pears to displace 1l of water?

second2none

Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by second2none » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:46 pm

Sounds like a great Idea, I looked at using pear juice but was put off because I could only find tiny kid sized bottles!

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Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by Hank_Marvin » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:14 pm

cool, well what ever i can find in the shops is what i'll use, will update later.

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Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by Hank_Marvin » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:11 pm

Bottleing tonight. In the end I think I done;

3tins of pears drained
2 fresh pears
300g'ish sugar
.5l of lidl pear juice
tbs of cinn
heated

into 5l plastic bottle, filled with water, yeast.

I got an airlock and cork for this brew, never saw any bubbling from it though, i guess not a very good seal with the cork and bottle. The fruit stayed at the tp for ages but then went down the day before I put in another 5l bottle.

The taste is pretty light so not sure how it'll taste in a few weeks of being bottled, we'll see.

second2none

Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by second2none » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:01 pm

Awww man the syrip that the pears in is the best part!!
You should have chucked it in to!!

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Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by ViciousPenguin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:37 pm

Hello,

I'm looking to make a Perry to be ready for the summer. I like the idea of the recipe here. just a few questions :)

1: can I scale it all up to the usual 40 pints?
2: Does the flavour improve over time like apple cider and,
3: I have seen some pear nectar in Lidl at 89p a litre, is that stuff any good?

thanks

Greg.

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Re: Perry, Pear Cider

Post by Hank_Marvin » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:51 pm

I used half a litre of that lidl pear stuff, my bottles should be ready for tasting in about a week, they are cloudy currently. I'm not too sure what they'll taste like, time will tell.

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