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    Nashi Pear Cider

    Mrs Dundee started a thread last night asking "Does anyone else Like Cider"?
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...-ciders-12113/

    Well I do and so do lots of my friends.

    This thread inspired me to give it a go and make some.

    Thanks Mrs Dundee

    I have made apple cider before with my Poppa but that was a couple of decades ago and to tell the truth I really didn't pay too much attention other than it was bloody nice to drink.

    I currently have a Nashi tree loaded down with ripe fruit just perfect for making some cider.

    So this morning I picked three shopping bags full (one and a bit branches) of Nashi from my tree and juiced it.

    End result was 2 1/2 bags of fruit makes two gallons of juice with some Nashi left over for lunches next week.

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    Next step is to add the yeast, fit air locks, and see what happens over the next couple of weeks.

    I'll let you know how I get on.

    I sure hope it's at least drinkable

    Cheers
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    looking forward to the next installment:thumbup:
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    You could be on to something there Pete. Then again it might also strip paint.
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    Are you going to filter it at all or keep it old school?

    Looking forward to the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    You could be on to something there Pete. Then again it might also strip paint.
    In my experience with home brew there is never an in between - it's either fantastic or horrific. Time will tell
    That said you may be a better brewer than me
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    What yeast are you using? Might have been worth a boil first to make sure it was clean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    What yeast are you using? Might have been worth a boil first to make sure it was clean?
    Yes, best to boil it, cool it and then pitch the yeast. If you are using dry yeast, probably best to hydrate it first before you pitch.

    You don't want any funny bugs ruining all that juice.
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    Yep

    Got the juice on ice at the moment.

    Will heat treat it to kill any wild yeast or moulds and pitch it with yeast tomorrow when the brew shop opens.

    I'm not sure what the best yeast to use is, I'm open to suggestions.

    Probably depend on what's available too.

    As for filtering .......... If you cant see any bits floating in it then it's not really a cider is it?

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    I read somewhere that Champagne yeast is best for Ciders
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I read somewhere that Champagne yeast is best for Ciders
    That's what I thought as well Pengy.

    I'll see what the store has.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
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    Stage 2

    Yesterday I pasteurised the Nashi Juice
    cooled it to 20c
    Pitched it with yeast (S-04 was recommended)
    Fitted the air locks and sat back and waited.
    1st stage of fermentation should take about a week.
    This is the result so far.


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    Starting Specific Gravity is 1.054

    Which suggest a finished alcohol content of around 6-6.5% could be achieved.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Starting Specific Gravity is 1.054

    Which suggest a finished alcohol content of around 6-6.5% could be achieved.

    Cheers
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    Exciting

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    That sounds very interesting p38 with the nashiepears they are yummy 4 a start,so your cider will be even yummer.

 

 

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