Author Topic: Perry anyone?  (Read 2592 times)

Offline sickbrew

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Perry anyone?
« on: August 25, 2009, 09:10:29 AM »
I'm going to make my first batch of perry (pear cider) this weekend and it will be my first fermentation outside of the beer world.  The process appears fairly simple but I was wondering if anyone had any sage words of wisdom.

I plan to: crush, filter, steep up to 170 only, cool and pitch.

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Offline MaltLicker

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Re: Perry anyone?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 05:49:31 PM »
Do you use yeast nutrients in perry and cysers like one does in a mead?  I've read honey lacks some of the needed vitamins/minerals for good yeast metabolism, so yeast nutrient is more important in meads than beer.

I'm not a mead fan, but I want to do a cyser this fall.