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    Pressing Pears

    I appreciate the responses, some really helpful info. I like the idea of a little water and lemon juice before freezing to prevent the pears from browning. Plus freezing will give me plenty of time to get more pears together. I will freeze the cut up pieces in vacuum bags and when ready to...
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    Pressing Pears

    Thanks Joe. I was wanting to start cutting up the pears and freezing them so I can get as many as possible but I was worried that they would turn brown and cause an off taste. Do you think that more pears would give it a fuller flavor or is the subtle flavor just the nature of the beast? Also...
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    Pressing Pears

    Thanks for the tip, my pears are still quite firm and I was going to wait until they start to soften up before starting. My thinking is that when they start to soften up that they are riper and will give me more juice with higher sugar content. As far as the tannic crab apples, I am unfamiliar...
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    Pressing Pears

    I planned on shooting for 12% because I read that with the mild flavor of pears that if you run the ABV up it will taste like moonshine. I have acid blend and potassium sulfate and will watch the PH. Thanks again and it looks like I had better get to picking' pears, I'm going to need a lot...
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    Pressing Pears

    Thank you John. I would like to make it as you suggest, no pressings and all juice but I was afraid that I may be omitting something needed from the pressings and or putting in to much of something by using all juice.
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    Pressing Pears

    I am going to make 5gal. of pear wine. Plan on running them through the crusher and pressing them. My question is should I put the pulp from pressing in the must for fermentation and how much juice do I need to make a full flavored wine. I have a 5gal bucket of pears but access to all I want...
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