Pear beer? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Pear beer?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-01-2011, 01:45 AM   #1
likwidbliss
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Hamlin, NY
Posts: 450
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



I juiced gallons of pears from my trees to make wine with and have about 2 gallons that I froze to use in a beer. I tasted a beer made by Southern Tier Brewery recently make with apples. Not sure how it is exactly done, but I assume it is done by fermenting on apple slices. I want to try a beer with a gallon of pear juice at the end of the boil. I'll just dump it in.

My bill will most likely be a 2 row with some crystal 10 or 20. I haven't determined the amounts yet. My dilemma is with the hops. There are a couple of choices. I like Calypso and cascade as choices.

1 oz Cascade 60 min
0.5 oz Calypso 20 min
0.5 oz Calypso at flame out

I want to impart a fruity pear flavor and Calypso seems to have that from what I have read.

Critiques please!

__________________
_______________________

spence

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 01:51 AM   #2
bottlebomber
 
bottlebomber's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Ukiah, CA
Posts: 14,342
Liked 2737 Times on 2112 Posts


I love the idea, but please don't put the juice in the boil. Instead, treat a gallon of juice with 1 campden tablet or even half a campden tablet 2 days before you brew. This will very effectively sterilize the juice. You can then chill the juice and add it to the fermenter to help bring the beer down to pitching temps but DO NOT boil it. Boiling will result in cooked fruit flavors, and gelatinize the pectin meaning that the beer will always be cloudy. Id love to hear how this goes, I have 25 gallons of fresh pressed cider going now, 6 of it Seckel pear juice which has an amazing flavor

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 01:57 AM   #3
likwidbliss
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Hamlin, NY
Posts: 450
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


My intent was to add the juice at flameout once it has thawed to lower the temp. I will cool it first then add juice. The juice is sterile on campden, left over from wine. I had a couple of glasses prior to freezing at it was awesome. The pears are Comice pears, round and yellow. I am going to pick the rest of the pears tomorrow and help wife can some. Left overs ... make more juice.

Will keep posted on results.
__________________
_______________________

spence

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 02:03 AM   #4
r2eng
 
r2eng's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Eagle, Idaho, Idaho
Posts: 1,476
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts


I made a pear IPA, using chopped, previously frozen pears in the secondary. Turned out pretty good.

Make sure the pears are peeled, as the peels add astringency after a couple of months of age.
__________________
Engineer, Animator, Brewer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 02:10 AM   #5
likwidbliss
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Hamlin, NY
Posts: 450
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


This is what I am going to do.


8 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 84.21 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 10.53 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5.26 %
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 19.5 IBU
0.50 oz Calypso [12.80 %] (20 min) Hops 13.8 IBU
0.50 oz Calypso [12.80 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 gal Pear Juice (Primary 5.0 days) Misc
1 Pkgs Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) Yeast-Ale


Mash as usual.
__________________
_______________________

spence

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #6
Ventucky805
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Ventura, Ca
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts


If you want to add at the end of the boil and don't want the haze you can use pectic enzyme. I have used it with boiled juice for cider with great results. Cheap too.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 02:54 AM   #7
likwidbliss
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Hamlin, NY
Posts: 450
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I never posted the results of my pear ale. It was clean and crisp with a slight dryness. There was a slight pear caramel taste. I have several pounds of frozen pears from this past summer in the freezer. I am going to put the pears in the secondary.



Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
__________________
_______________________

spence

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pear Beer ftlstrings Recipes/Ingredients 2 10-18-2014 05:06 PM
Prickly Pear Blonde (aka Tuna Beer) 2ndstorey Recipes/Ingredients 5 04-05-2013 11:59 AM
Pear Beer? jpass00 Recipes/Ingredients 4 07-16-2011 07:48 PM
Pear Ale gunnieyehoshua Recipes/Ingredients 1 03-29-2011 11:49 PM
Prickly Pear Fruit beer? DesertBrew Recipes/Ingredients 5 04-27-2006 06:11 PM


Forum Jump