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Billy's Pear Cider

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Billy's Pear Cider

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Beer Style: Fruit Cider  (28B)
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5 US gallons

Fruit Cider


Light Pear Cider or Perry. ABV 4.1- 5.5. Not too dry not too sweet.


  • 2-28 packs of R.W. Knudsen Organic Pear juice boxes
  • 2 to 3 gallons of water
  • 2lbs Dextrose
  • 8 oz. Lactose
  • 8 oz. Malto Dextrin
  • 1 pack Danstar Nottingham English ale yeast (Dry)
  • Yeast Nutrients

Additional Instructions

Boil: 10 Minutes
Primary Ferment: 10 days
Secondary Ferment: 3 Days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.058
Final Gravity: 1.021
Alcohol by Vol: 5%
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Make a yeast starter:
Combine 2 Juice boxes and the pack of Nottingham ale yeast in a jar and set for 2 days. I used a stir plate to maximize yeast production.

Boil 1 Gallon of water
Turn of heat source
Stir in the Dextrose, Lactose, and Malto Dextrin
Once everything is dissolved, allow to cool.

In your fermenter, Add one Gallon of water
Then add the Sugar water
Then add The Juice. This takes awhile. Empty every juice box.
Stir and Check the temperature of the Mixture.
Add the yeast nutrients by the directions on the label
Pour the yeast starter into the mixture and stir.

Ferment until the air lock stops bubbling. It took me 1 1/2 weeks.
Rack into Secondary for a few days just to let any remaining yeast fall.
I Refrigerated and force carbonated in a Corni-Keg for 3 Days.