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Any prickly pear fruits left? I found a mead recipe that uses them that looks delicious.
 
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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.
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that is the sale price, correct? i just moved to st louis and have nothing to offer in trade :-/
 

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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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I've got that book too and haven't gotten that far yet. I'll check into it. I burn the outside of all of mine first and the skins do get really shiny. Thanks for the heads up.
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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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Gtg, where are you located?


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Nice...
Central Tx here. I have only done extract brews so far, but this sounds interesting. I may pick a few pounds and throw them in the freezer until I know my way around a bit better.
 

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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.
Thanks,
GTG

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.

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Looks like I can still get some prickly pears, what have you got to trade?
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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.

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So I'm tracking multiple cactus patches again this year. If anyone is interested in some prickly pear fruit this year let me know. I think I will have a few different varieties to offer depending upon how they taste. It will be a few months before they are really ready and I will update as they mature.
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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?
 
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Kudzu honey would always be great but I wouldn't count on it.
I'd be in for some muscadines if you had access.
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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?
 

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Kudzu honey would always be great but I wouldn't count on it.
I'd be in for some muscadines if you had access.
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Kudzu is all over the place where my step dad lives, but I could not guarantee. I am pretty sure I can get my hands on some muscadines.
 

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Hi Todd, I again would love to get some more Prickly Pear. Let me know when the are ready. Michael
 

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I would be interested too. My family owns acres of apples here in NC from Red Delicious, Rome, and pink ladies are the biggest crop. My buddy also has bees and sells local honey I could get.
 

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I'm interested in these as well - I would love to sample some prickly pear fruit and use them in some brews.

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I just checked with my mom, we had 10-15 vines of Muscadine on our family land, and she said that they had not produced the last few years. So that is out, unless I can find another spot. I can however get Persimmons.

I love Pink Lady apples, would you be interested in sending some out this way? Let me know price.

Edit: the orchard that I get my persimmons from apparently has Muscadine. Game on.
 

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I am interested but don't really have anything to trade. Pickle pear goes great in a fruit mead.
 
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To all parties interested, I will keep this page updated as the different patches ripen. I will probably be able to start shipping out near the end of July.
If you don't have anything to trade for, I can do outright sales as I have done in previous years.

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Prickly pears are ripe and ready. I've contacted those that have indicated interests in the past via PM.
I will be gathering a ton of them this coming Sunday and Monday, August 2nd and 3rd and shipping Tuesday.
A USPS Full Medium Flat Rate Box shipped for $28.00 - approximately 11+lbs
A USPS Full Large Flat Rate Box shipped for $36.00 - approximately 17+ lbs
Let me know if you're interested in a trade. I need muscadines and DME.
Thanks,
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I've gotten responses from some of the members that contacted me. Three shipments of fruit will be going out early next week.
Anyone else interested? I pick them and ship them within 24 hours. They don't last long if I pick them and let them sit.
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Fruit is being shipped USPS Priority tomorrow AM.
Thanks for those that were interested and involved.
Now I need to get the spines out of my hands and arms and then go get some for me and start all over again.
I am currently drinking a prickly pear cyser fermented with TYB's Melange from last year's fruit.
Enjoy y'all and let me know what you make.
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Prickly pears are getting ready to be harvested.
I've had some members conact me that have purchased in the past.

I will be gathering a ton of them the first week of August.

A USPS Full Medium Flat Rate Box shipped for $28.00 - approximately 11+lbs
A USPS Full Large Flat Rate Box shipped for $36.00 - approximately 17+ lbs.

If anyone is interested, PM me.
Thanks,
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