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Old 09-28-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Pears to the Apple-bill?

So far I have about 50% Red Delicious, 40% Winesap, and 10% Golden Delicious for a total of 5 bushels of apples in the freezer. I have a friend that has a few pear trees that are ready for harvest and was wondering if it would be wise to add maybe a half bushel or more of pears to this list? Anyone else have experience with mixing apples and pears for a cider?

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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I pressed my apples for a hard cider about 2 weeks ago.

I went with about 10% pears or so. It was only 5 gallons of pears to 45 gallons apples, but I got 2x the juice from the pears during pressing.

Can't really taste them, but I thought. Why not?

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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How did the OG look? I was thinking somewhere between 1.045 and 1.055 for mine.

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My OG was 1.055 with just apples so I added 2lbs brown sugar to bring it up

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