Pear Wine Recipe

With a little bit of effort, making pear wine can be an excellent way of using up your pears to make a natural, crisp pear wine.

Required Equipment / Ingredients to Make One Gallon of Pear Wine

We sell everything that you require to make pear wine - except for the pears that is!

pearMaking the Pear Wine

Plant a pear tree and in a few years imagine the tasty pear wine you can be drinking.. Here is our guide to turning those pears into wine.

  1. Wash and cut up the pears, saving any juice
  2. Transfer to a large saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes in a gallon of water
  3. Strain onto the brewing sugar in the fermenting bin and mix well.
  4. When cool add the grape concentrate, 1tsp of citric acid, 2 tsps of pectolase, the sachet of yeast and 1 tsp of yeast nutrient.
  5. Cover with loose fitting lid and leave in a warm place for 24 hours.
  6. Pour into a sterilised demi john, fit a water filled airlock then allow the fermentation to continue.
  7. When fermentation is complete, siphon wine off the sediment into a clean, sterilised demi-john and add half a teaspoon of potassium sorbate and 2 crushed campden tablets.
  8. Remove the bung and airlock, carefully place your hand over the top of the demi-john and swirl gently, releasing the ‘fizz’.
  9. Repeat this until all the ‘fizz’ has gone.
  10. Replace airlock and bung or safety cork.
  11. Your wine should now be stable, so move it to cool place and add finings.
  12. When it is brilliantly clear your wine is ready to bottle. However, if your wine is too dry you may sweeten it with a non-fermentable sweetener. 
  13. Siphon your wine into clean, sterilised wine bottles and using a corker, insert a straight cork.
  14. You should now label your wine and place a shrink capsule over the cork; this will improve the presentation of your wine.

Allow your wine at least 12 months to mature then enjoy your hard work!

Remember to sterilise all of your equipment to ensure that bacteria does not spoil your homebrew pear wine!

 Do you need help or advice with making your own pear wine?

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