Sunday, November 1, 2009

Nut cracker... sweet

So Rebecca and I took about 7.5 lbs of the walnuts and opened them in about an hour. We discovered that if you give the nut a firm hit on the 'end' (the sharp end) with a hammer getting the nut out in large pieces, often even whole, is quite easy. We ended up with 3 lbs of nut meat and 4.5 lbs of shell... that's a better ratio than I was expecting.

Next I'm going to roast the nuts and then let them cool before extracting the oil... lets see how it goes.

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