Quantcast

so many pears....

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

slim chillingsworth

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2008
Messages
311
Reaction score
2
Location
Austin Tx
hey all

last month i picked nearly 100 pounds of pears from some neglected trees. they are cored and sliced and frozen. i'm trying to find the best method for turning these into something drinkable. i have a decent juicer but that will eat up a lot of time. i'm considering just mushing them up and then racking off the pulp. any suggestions?
 

MultumInParvo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2009
Messages
803
Reaction score
11
Location
Detroit
Wow, that is a lot of pears. My thought it basically make a cider with pears. Its certainly been done before as I have drank it before. Just juice some pears and add some yeast. Wait some time, then POOF. Delicious...

There was also a guy that had a recipe that added pears to a Duvel clone. Not sure I agree with that, but pears can really be added to anything, right?

I am thinking just a lot of pears in a carboy, some yeast, and some time, then there could be a great outcome. With 100 pounds of pears you have a lot of room for experimentation.
 

philrose

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2008
Messages
1,415
Reaction score
15
Location
NoDa, Charlotte
find an apple orchard that produces cider and see what it would take to have them grind your pears. If they can press them, even better.

Some homebrew shops will rent you a cider press or you can build one with a little skill and a jack from your car. Theres plans in a recent issue of BYO.
 

bfbf

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2009
Messages
67
Reaction score
1
Location
Crawley, UK
think you would be looking at making a cheap cider press and grinder for that many...
 
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Messages
20
Reaction score
0
Location
Edmonton, Canada
I hand pressed a measly 6 pounds of pears and hated it! The don't press easily because they're so mushy. I definitely recommend making or renting a press over a juicer or hand pressing. You'll go crazy otherwise.
 

Matrix4b

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2008
Messages
641
Reaction score
47
I made a pear mead nutmeg mead once. Oh, Gods did it turn out good. I juiced them by freezing, thaw, blenderize, run through a screen twice , take pulp and freeze/thaw, pectin enzyme for 1 hr, blenderize again and run through a screen. The resulting pulp may have had some juice in it but would make good filler for pies or some other such fruit pastry or even mix with some honey and use as topping for icecream. Yum.

I used 10 pounds of pears and got a little over 1 gallon. about 20 pears.
 

gregbathurst

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 13, 2009
Messages
1,147
Reaction score
106
Location
Australia
Its probably too late this year but if you pick them while still firm they are easier to juice.
All my pears were frosted this year:(
 

Latest posts

Top