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Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:16 pm
by skyhightree1
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Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:02 pm
by skyhightree1
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Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:13 pm
by Jogeephus
I have an old tree that was loaded this year also. Only need so many canned pears and pear preserves so I took the surplus and made perry with it. If you unfamiliar with perry is it is similar to hard apple cider only made with pears. This was a popular drink of our forefathers before the era of prohibition. Typically perry was dry but I chose to make this sparkling with a very light sweetness which if you are familiar with fermentation is a contradiction. It was a little more difficult but the effort was rewarded with roughly $120 worth of a pleasant libation with a tax savings of roughly $30. I thought the return favorable given an investment in time of about two hours and some patience. I just hope I don't go blind.

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Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:18 pm
by skyhightree1
Jogeephus wrote:I have an old tree that was loaded this year also. Only need so many canned pears and pear preserves so I took the surplus and made perry with it. If you unfamiliar with perry is it is similar to hard apple cider only made with pears. This was a popular drink of our forefathers before the era of prohibition. Typically perry was dry but I chose to make this sparkling with a very light sweetness which if you are familiar with fermentation is a contradiction. It was a little more difficult but the effort was rewarded with roughly $120 worth of a pleasant libation with a tax savings of roughly $30. I thought the return favorable given an investment in time of about two hours and some patience. I just hope I don't go blind.

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Nice I could make a ton of everything with these. I never canned the pears only made preserves since there like rocks. I may look into Perry

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:30 pm
by Jogeephus
If they are hard it sounds like what we call horse pears or sand pears. These are hard as a rock but this is great for canning since their hardness makes them withstand canning and they will end up nice and soft once canned but they won't be mush.

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:43 pm
by skyhightree1
Jogeephus wrote:If they are hard it sounds like what we call horse pears or sand pears. These are hard as a rock but this is great for canning since their hardness makes them withstand canning and they will end up nice and soft once canned but they won't be mush.


That's what these are there ridiculously hard I like them for preserves for the same reason

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:45 pm
by Jogeephus
skyhightree1 wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:If they are hard it sounds like what we call horse pears or sand pears. These are hard as a rock but this is great for canning since their hardness makes them withstand canning and they will end up nice and soft once canned but they won't be mush.


That's what these are there ridiculously hard I like them for preserves for the same reason


Can you some. You'll like them. Make perry out of the rest. If it don't blind you it will cure all sorts of aches and pains and if you drink enough you can wrestle alligators or tornadoes.

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:48 pm
by ga.prime
Use them to bait bears and deer with.

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:54 pm
by M-5
They make afine pear cobbler too

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:04 pm
by skyhightree1
ga.prime wrote:Use them to bait bears and deer with.


I have a stand within 40yds of that tree on both sides of the tree is my corn field

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:04 pm
by skyhightree1
M-5 wrote:They make afine pear cobbler too


These hard ones do?

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:14 pm
by M-5
skyhightree1 wrote:
M-5 wrote:They make afine pear cobbler too


These hard ones do?

Yes. Slice them thin .

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:18 pm
by skyhightree1
M-5 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
M-5 wrote:They make afine pear cobbler too


These hard ones do?

Yes. Slice them thin .


Thanks I'll try it

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:53 pm
by sstterry
Jogeephus wrote:with a tax savings of roughly $30. I thought the return favorable given an investment in time of about two hours and some patience. I just hope I don't go blind.

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So, untaxed liquor? That is a Federal Crime........ (Of course I have a source that gets me a case of quart jars of some of East Tennesse' finest on a routine basis. But I do pay the tax..." wink" "wink") ;-)

Re: Wild pears

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:57 pm
by skyhightree1
sstterry wrote:
So, untaxed liquor? That is a Federal Crime........ (Of course I have a source that gets me a case of quart jars of some of East Tennesse' finest on a routine basis. But I do pay the tax..." wink" "wink") ;-)


my kind of guy :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: