I have not had good luck fermenting pears/pear juice. It sounds good, but they dont seem to have a strong enough flavor to still taste good once the natural sugars ferment out. You may have better results fermenting the cider, stabilize, then add the pears to it in a secondary vessel as a flavoring agent.
you can freeze the pears in ziplock bags in the meantime, to prevent them from going bad, and it will help break down the cell walls allowing the flavor to be accessed easier.
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