[Sca-cooks] Perry????

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 14:40:31 PDT 2008

Thanks so much to everyone.  I think I have a leg up on it now.  I'll have
to find a good place to purchase some of the ingredients other than the pear
juice...and I'm very grateful that I don't have to juice the pears!!


On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 5:38 PM, Stefan li Rous
<StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>wrote:

> Kiri asked:
> <<< I'm not even sure this is the right way to spell this...peary?  doesn't
> sound right!  However, I will be the proud owner of at least a gallon of
> pear juice in a week or so...I'd love to make perry with it...I know that
> this is a period drink, so it seems like a good thing to do with this
> stuff.  However, I don't have a recipe...does anyone have any ideas?  It
> would be great if it were a period recipe, but it's not critical. >>>
> See this file in the BEVERAGES section of the Florilegium:
> perry-msg         (10K)  2/ 5/06    A cider made with pear juice.
> Among some references to period recipes it includes:
> =========
> Subject: Re: perry difficulties
> > Pear cider (perry) is much more complicated than apple cider.
> I have never found this to be so.  Using pretty much the exact methods
> Markham describes I have never had a bad experience, although living
> in first PA and then CT I find it impossible to get a true perry pear.
> (generally, they're not available in the US)  I've had success with a
> mixture of Bosc and Bartlett although the ratio varies from batch to
> batch.
> Since it's one of the most popular things I ferment, I'm wondering
> what made you make the claim?
> Lettice, Lady Peyton
> ======
> So you might also want to look through these files in the same section:
> cider-art         (23K) 10/31/95    Article on brewing ciders.
> cider-msg        (102K)  1/10/07    Apple and other ciders. Cider presses.
> Stefan
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