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Cider House Select™ Pear Cider Kit

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Cider House Select™ Pear Cider Kit

SKU: 40434

This 6 gallon recipe kit is deliciously packed full of flavor, with juice made from apples ripe for the picking.
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Bursting with pear flavor from the very first sip and deliciously easy to drink, Pear cider is a perfect companion for any day or evening event. Festive and light, the notes of ripe pear are complemented by a soft body and crisp finish.


A refreshing, spritzy alternative to beer—mouthwatering cider with a boozy twist is delicious and lacks the bitterness of ale.


Striking a balance between scrumptiously sweet and tartly dry, hard cider carries an easy-drinking 5-7% alcohol content.


Served lightly carbonated, cider pairs exceptionally well with food. Fresh cheese, leafy greens, seafood morsels and anything slow-cooked, smoked or barbecued will perfectly complement the boozy apple nectar of fall.


Cider House Select™ Pear Cider is a crisp beverage enjoyed by beer and wine lovers alike.


This 6 gallon recipe kit is deliciously packed full of flavor, with juice made from apples ripe for the picking.


Note: All Cider House Select Kits require the addition of 2 pounds of corn sugar to reach their full alcohol potential

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Artificially Flavored, Still, and full of Meh
This is, at best, a mediocre product, and I doubt anyone at Midwest has actually worked it. It uses an unidentified low ABV yeast (stopping fermentaton at 1.09), and there's no way to carbonate it with the ingredients alone (plus sugar). It requires "carbonation drops" - which Midwest does not sell. When I asked about this, Midwest first suggested adding more sugar (to an already cloyingly sweet juice), then suggested that the mysterious, 2 TBS "Flavor Satchet" of clear fluid (included), would do the trick. When I opened it at the proper time (after fermentation was complete) my kitchen was flooded with the stench of a pear-like solvent. I dabbed a bit on my tongue, which was a nauseating mistake. Following the directions, I stirred it in and waited for 3 days. There was no further carbonation, and the SG remained 1.09. I bottled two liters and went to Plan B: adding champagne yeast to the rest. But even that wouldn't unstick the fermentation. So, besides artificial flavor, the Satchet probably contains sorbate. On the plus side, it's alcoholic. So there's that.
April 5, 2015
Refreshing
This cider is delicious. I barely taste the alcohol underneath the pear flavor. I used a higher ABV yeast.
June 23, 2016
Excellent
Great taste
December 31, 2015
Good Kit
Was expecting an apple juice base, but was very surprised when I discovered the pear juice base. Made the pear flavor really jump out after i added the Pear flavor pack. I'm working with wine bottles, so I can't push the carbonation as far as I want, But, dang this stuff tastes pretty good, just a little sweet for my taste. It helped, in my opinion, that I raised the alcohol to about 8%. Much better than the blueberry I made earlier.
February 2, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
The ladies love it
I made this on a whim. Simple to do and it was really tasty. Sweat and very drinkable. The sulfur smell is an issue to solve. It has to age a good 6-8 weeks before it starts to go away and don't give this to anyone who is sensitive to sulfates.
January 9, 2015
This cider doesn't suck!
For the price and ease of use, this kit is good bang for the buck. It's not the greatest cider that I've had but it's not bad in any way. Friends and family love it....They think I am a cider wizard. If you can boil water you can be a wizard too!
May 9, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
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are the 2lbs of corn sugar included?
A shopper on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, you need to provide the sugar but anything will do. Personally, brown sugar adds a nice character if you want to experiment with something that will add some complexity to this great kit.
Have never used the Carbonation drops they suggest. Any suggestions on brand or using them vs sugar? If brown sugar used what amt recommended?
James G on May 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I believe that any brand of the carbonation drops will work about the same. I have used them many times (4 cases worth yesterday) and have had great results. It takes the guess work out of bottle conditioning. They all seem to be from the same mold that is commonly used to make lemon-drops. I don't have any recommendations on the use of brown sugar although I would stick to corn sugar or carbonation drops. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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