How to Make a Simple Perry


Perry is a simple drink to make on your own so long as you have pears.  The rest of the ingredients are easy enough to acquire.

Do you know that perry is just a modification of a type of wine called mead.  It is often made out of pears and honey and is great with cheese, fruits or served alone.

How to make your own pear mead or perry?  Very simple.  You will need to have:

  • 5 pounds of very ripe pears
  • A gallon of water
  • 6 cups of honey
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon of acid blend
  • A tablet of Campden, crushed
  • Half a teaspoon of pectic enzyme
  • A teaspoon of yeast nutrient
  • A package of wine yeast

Prepare the water by putting it in a pot and heating it.  Wash the pears thoroughly, crush them and put them in the primary fermentation container.

When the water has boiled, pour it over the pears and add crushed Campden tablet, pectic enzyme and acid blend.  Stir well and let the mixture rest for 24 hours.

Add on the yeast and yeast nutrient after.  Stir again, cover and let it sit for a week.  However, make sure to stir the mixture once a day.

After a week has passed, strain the mixture finely in order to remove all the pulp.  Stir in the honey and pour the perry in secondary fermentation containers.  Attach the airlock and rack every three months for a year.

After a year, rack the perry into bottles and ferment for another year before taste-testing.