Apples and Pears

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Apples and Pears

Postby steveandtina » Sun Oct 26, 2014 23:36

I've been given 12 lbs of pears and was thinking some nice pear cider could I add 10 lbs of apples to give me that full gallon or do they not mix well ?????
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Re: Apples and Pears

Postby bobsbeer » Sun Oct 26, 2014 23:41

They mix just fine. Welcome :cheers:
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Re: Apples and Pears

Postby jkp » Mon Oct 27, 2014 04:27

I`m also thinking about doing a perry. If using eating pears should I add tannin just as I would when making cider from eating apples?

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Re: Apples and Pears

Postby Crastney » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:59

Steveandtina - yes they mix fine.
jkp - yes if they're eating/dessert pears add some tannin. on a technical note, it won't be perry unless you use perry pears, it'll be a pear cider (yes even if the only ingredient is pear juice)

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Re: Apples and Pears

Postby HTH1975 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:10

Resurrecting this one from the dead. I've got just over 5kg of comice pears to juice. Planning on a pear cider.

I've made a couple of ciders before and have added tannins by soaking two tea bags in a cup of boiling water, then cooling and added no to the juiced liquid.

Should I use the same amount of tea-bags for pear cider?

The plan is to blend it with my two demijohns of cider next Spring as pears have some unfermentable sugars, so will hopefully add a little sweetness. I'm still expecting to backsweeten mind, but that's a long way off.

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