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This blog is predominately about camera trapping in California. We camera trap to save our souls and to teach primary school students about biology and conservation. We will also touch on other camera trapping news and musings, sets from afar, mediocre herpetology, sucky birding, and other natural history discussions.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Brewer's Corner - Perry

Welcome back to the Brewer's Corner!

After success with Gruit Ale, there was an urge to try something different. My brewing partner, Martine, related that a pear tree at her family home in Calistoga was producing an amazing amount of pears.
Therefore it was decided. 
The next brew would be Perry, otherwise known as Pear Cider!


Sliced and Juiced
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adding the pectic enzyme

adding the tannins

yeast and yeast nutrient added (hands not shown)

ready to go

After about a week of fermentation, the Perry was carbonated and aged for six weeks before a bottle was opened for a sample.

crisp !

The Perry was another success. Crisp with distinct flavors and a hint of sweetness (pears have more sugar than apples, for those with apple cider experience), the Perry stands as an excellent drink to share with chums alongside an array of fine cheeses*.

*or crappy cheese, I'm not a huge cheese snob

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to trying this. Save me a bottle. Just started an apple wine today. Will be ready in about 4 months.