Read it in the chapter on fruit beers in the book Amercian Sour Beers. I'll try and dig that out tonight after work and see if I can elaborate. Something about the wax like compounds that exist in the skins of cactus flesh or something can by some organisms be processed into methanol. I don't know which organisms though, so if you're brewing clean vs sour beer might be different. I'll try to follow up.
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Prickly pear fruit are coming in nice this year and are really tasty. I've contacted those that have indicated interests in the past.
Full Medium Flat Rate Box shipped for $27.00 - appro. 7 - 9 lbs
Full Large Flat Rate Box shipped for $35.00 - approx 11 - 13 lbs
Let me know if you're interested in a trade. I need muscadines and DME.
I know its late in the year but I just finished off some Prickly pear wine that was just AWESOME and I must have more. Since I cannot find the original brewer in Missouri I am forced to try on my own. Here is the catch......I am in Alaska. With that in mind I might be able to come up with some frozen blue berries and or frozen raspberries for trade. Freshly picked and frozen till later use. I have a lot of friends that love to make jams and jellies so I am sure I can come up with something for ya.
Let me know.
I will need to check, my father in laws best friend is a bee keeper. My stepdad just got into it. I figure he will be producing by the time the fruits are ready. Any certain type your looking for?