Making Pear Wine at Home
Pear wine can be a very elegant and flavorful addition to any meal. It is even more exciting to consume if you have made the wine yourself. If you have produced fine wines at your home in the past you may be interested in trying something different. Using pears may be the way to go. There are a few things that you need to remember when you start this process. This article is going to give an overview of some of the tips that should be followed.
The first thing that you will need to do revolves around finding the proper container to allow your wine to ferment in. You have several options available to you but you want to find something that is going to be easy to clean and it not going to allow bacteria to grow and infect your finished product. Many people will use a stainless steal container because this is the easiest to take care of. Once you have found the container you are going to use you will need to purchase approximately five pounds of pears. You need this many pears to give your pear wine great flavor.
Now, you will want to prepare one gallon of water and place it on the stove. Turn the stove on high so that the water will boil. Because a watched pot never boils, use this time to get the five pounds of pears sliced and cut into small pieces. You will then place them into the container you have purchased. You will also need to add two pounds of sugar with the pears. Make sure that the sugar is extra fine. When you have completed this step you will want to add one and one half teaspoons of critic acid to the mixture as well.
Hopefully once you have added everything to the fermentation container the one gallon of water will be boiling. If it is, you are going to add it to the container and mix everything together so that the sugar will dissolve. Leave the container and let everything cool down to room temperature. Then you will add one half of a teaspoon of peptic enzyme to the mixture and stir. Let everything sit for approximately one day. Now add one packet of wine yeast and one teaspoon of yeast nutrient. Stir all of this together and place the cover on the container. Now, move it to a dark and warm place within your home or garage.
You need to make sure that you are stirring your pear wine everyday for one week. When this week is over you will transfer the wine to another container and seal it. Be sure that it is air tight. Leave it alone for approximately three months. At the end of these three months you will pour your pear wine into sterile wine bottles and seal them. They are going to need to rest for approximately one year before they are ready to be consumed. However, keep in mind that the longer you let it sit, the better it is going to taste. Therefore, if you can leave it for longer you should.
As long as you have all of the equipment and ingredients that you need, making pear wine is relatively easy. You may want to keep a calendar or some sort of a record so that you can time everything properly. This is one of the most important steps that you need to follow. If you are serious about your pear wine you are not going to have any trouble following these steps. You may find out that it is the best wine you have ever made.