- Oct 26, 2009
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Hi everyone, I have been reading on this site for a while and finally have a question of my own. I started a batch of pear from fresh fruit on 12-10-09. Got the pears from Wally-Wally and belive them to be of the bartlett variety. I used 30lbs to make my 5 gallon batch with 10.5 lbs of table sugar, and Red Star cot des blancs. Starting Sg was a little high at 1.109 but didnt slow primary frementation at all. Transfered to secondary on 12-18 and flavor was great. As the lees began to settle out, they stopped half way down the carboy and no further. Racked on 1-8-10 to see if that would improve the settling past halfway. Sg was 0.996 so I added 5 more crushed campden tabs. Taste was a little acidic, but not too much. After 24-48 hours lees had settled halfway again as of today has not shown any progress. Do I need to be patient or should I add some sort of clearing agent. I plan on bulk aging for 6 months or more so waiting isnt a problem, just dont want to ruin my batch. Thanks in advance.