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Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

November 2, 2010
10:16 AM

Post #8190425

...but full of hope! We finally located a couple shagbark hickory trees at a friend's farm. We harvested a box of the bark to try to make syrup. I've started roasting most everything in the oven, instead of pot-watching on the stovetop, so hopefully the bark will cooperate with this method too. IF I can get a decent hickory flavored water, I want to use pear juice as the primary sweetener for a small batch of syrup (we have a generous amount of pears from another friend)! I'll let you know what happens.

Fingers crossed!
Bev

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2010
6:05 PM

Post #8191168

Way cool!

Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

November 2, 2010
7:35 PM

Post #8191316

OK, it didn't turn out very well. The water tasted like, well, like wood! I put the bark back into the pan of water to let it macerate for a few days, then I'll check it again. Tomorrow I'm trying a similar experiment with the shagbark hickory nuts and nutshells to see if I can get a taste other than wood!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 3, 2010
8:44 PM

Post #8193507

Hey, this beats house work any day. Keep me posted!

Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

November 4, 2010
4:53 AM

Post #8193717

I am determined to make this work, and I had to do the housework, too, lol!

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