how much yeast, sugar and fruit do I need to make 5 gallons of wine
Wow, this question is about four months old, and no one ever answered. Did you ever get your batch going?
The reason probably why nobody answered this one is that it lacks specifics. What kind of fruit? Have you consulted any winemaking books or looked for specific recipes on the internet? If you've located any particular recipe that you'd like to try, did you remember to adapt the quantities in that recipe to a five-gallon batch size?
Good luck with your hobby. We'd love to hear from you about how it turned out.
as for yeast I think that mainly depends on what kind of fruit? Normally I think most wines take a pkg of dry wine yeast(most say Montrachet) and fruit (again depends on what kind but I can give you a range which would be int the neighborhood of 4-6 lbs.of fruit p/gallon and sugar would prolly be in and around 2# p/gal.
Ha-ha-ha I actually didn't realize when that was posted...LOL
do i need to pill pears and apples or is it best to leave pills on. what size pieces is it bestb to cut pears and apples into what size pieces would you?
I wouldn't worry about peeling them. Wash them, cut them up, freeze them, then defrost and mash them up. Pears are pretty solid.