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tooge
10-04-2012, 12:08 PM
So I've got probably 10 walnut trees in and around my house. They drop all freakin over the place. Each year, I pay my kids $2 per 5 gallon bucket of walnuts they pick up and then just dump them in a pile in the woods for the squirrels. Anyone have any ingenious way to de husk them without doing it by hand? If there were an easier way to do it, I might consider processing them. thanks

Old Dog
10-04-2012, 12:10 PM
walnut sheller?

Rain Man
10-04-2012, 12:11 PM
Pay the squirrels?

tooge
10-04-2012, 12:13 PM
walnut sheller?

I've seen a few corn shellers on ebay that the seller says will take the husk off of walnuts, but didn't know if that was really that effective or not and don't want to spend the money if its not really for that purpose and doesn't work real well.

Old Dog
10-04-2012, 12:17 PM
I don't know of anyone that's tried a corn sheller. It doesn't seem like it would be "enough" for the shells of a walnut though.

vailpass
10-04-2012, 12:18 PM
I remember picking up walnuts at my grandma's place. That black shit that comes out of them would stain your hands for days.

tooge
10-04-2012, 12:18 PM
Ok then, anyone want a shit load of un hulled walnuts?

Baconeater
10-04-2012, 12:19 PM
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gblowfish
10-04-2012, 12:20 PM
You got some kinda problem with Walnuts? Get the F Outta Heah!!!!

58-4ever
10-04-2012, 12:20 PM
Ok then, anyone want a shit load of un hulled walnuts?

I'll give you Casino cash.

ghak99
10-04-2012, 12:26 PM
Ok then, anyone want a shit load of un hulled walnuts?

Have land, you plant?

tooge
10-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Have land, you plant?

I have land, I don't want anymore of these damn things, so no.

Graystoke
10-04-2012, 12:41 PM
I have Three large Walnut trees. I have yet to find any use for them. MESSY MESSY MESSY!

ghak99
10-04-2012, 12:58 PM
I have land, I don't want anymore of these damn things, so no.

I'm sorry, I wasn't very clear.

I have land, you want rid of your walnuts. Let me know where you want me to send the planting map. If you would, please try to keep the lines straight and the spacing correct.

If I have kids, I'm sure they will appreciate your hard work when they sell the trees.:thumb:

alpha_omega
10-04-2012, 01:07 PM
F that...just cut 'em down.

Rain Man
10-04-2012, 01:14 PM
It seems like you could invent a walnut-shooting gun and then open a walnut shooting range. You make the guns with the right amount of power to break the shells without ruining the nut.

People come and pay you money to shoot walnuts at targets, and at the end of the day you go to the targets and pick up the shelled walnuts. Maybe you even offer a contract for someone else to pick them up and sell them, and you make money on both ends.

BeMyValentine
10-04-2012, 01:19 PM
Advertise them to some trappers. They use them to dye their traps black.

Or jack your car up so you have about an inch between the tires and the ground. Have someone gun it and you feed them in between. They go flying but you get the walnut out.

tooge
10-04-2012, 01:20 PM
maybe we could stamp pioli's face in them with an x through it and drop them from an airplane. Anyone wanna donate?

3rd&48ers
10-04-2012, 01:22 PM
Sell em at the road unless they are everywhere where you live or take em to the farmers market and sell them to a vendor

Bump
10-04-2012, 01:24 PM
I'll come and take them off of your hands for $20. I walnut take any less.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-04-2012, 01:27 PM
You have walnut trees IN your house?

FAX
10-04-2012, 01:27 PM
Drop them from an airplane. That should work.

Actually, now that I think on it, people in KS used to spread them out on roads and driveways and the cars would de-huskerate them. You got the added benefit of hearing this weird crunching sound, too. Like you were driving over the dried bones of Chiefs season ticket holders.

FAX

ghak99
10-04-2012, 01:28 PM
I'll come and take them off of your hands for $20. I walnut take any less.

Can the hulls be smoked?

Bump
10-04-2012, 01:29 PM
Can the hulls be smoked?

no but I'm about to make some pot brownies and walnuts would be so bomb in it right now!

seclark
10-04-2012, 01:29 PM
we used to just pile them in the gravel driveway and let the car/truck run over them for a couple months.

i've got them all over my timber. people tell me that if they're straight and tall enough, they're worth a lot of $$$. guy i work with says he bought 40 acres of timber, sold the walnut trees off and paid for it.

damn things are hell on mower blades, though.
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Bump
10-04-2012, 01:30 PM
we used to just pile them in the gravel driveway and let the car/truck run over them for a couple months.

i've got them all over my timber. people tell me that if they're straight and tall enough, they're worth a lot of $$$. guy i work with says he bought 40 acres of timber, sold the walnut trees off and paid for it.

damn things are hell on mower blades, though.
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don't sell them. A food resource like that would be great if the shit hits the fan.

ghak99
10-04-2012, 01:33 PM
we used to just pile them in the gravel driveway and let the car/truck run over them for a couple months.

i've got them all over my timber. people tell me that if they're straight and tall enough, they're worth a lot of $$$. guy i work with says he bought 40 acres of timber, sold the walnut trees off and paid for it.

damn things are hell on mower blades, though.
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They are still fairly valuable if you market them correctly. The two generations before me used walnut trees as financial saviors in the 80's and as a means to gather up down payments when expanding farms. As long as you replant them and aren't in a hurry, money really does grow on trees.

seclark
10-04-2012, 01:37 PM
They are still fairly valuable if you market them correctly. The two generations before me used walnut trees as financial saviors in the 80's and as a means to gather up down payments when expanding farms. As long as you replant them and aren't in a hurry, money really does grow on trees.

yeah, i've thought about selling mine, but i figure when they cut down one walnut, they're going to screw up all the hickories and oaks surrounding them. don't really want to damage the surrounding timber.
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3rd&48ers
10-04-2012, 01:37 PM
don't sell them. A food resource like that would be great if the shit hits the fan.


If you don't get the husk off of them they will rot

ghak99
10-04-2012, 01:37 PM
no but I'm about to make some pot brownies and walnuts would be so bomb in it right now!

LMAO

tooge
10-04-2012, 01:38 PM
Heh, maybe I'll plant a bunch of them in the back pasture.

seclark
10-04-2012, 01:39 PM
don't sell them. A food resource like that would be great if the shit hits the fan.

you ever shelled walnuts? i'd starve to death if that's all i had to eat.
my great grandfather used to make chairs out of hickory. i still have one.
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3rd&48ers
10-04-2012, 01:41 PM
you ever shelled walnuts? i'd starve to death if that's all i had to eat.
my great grandfather used to make chairs out of hickory. i still have one.
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We always used a vise in the shop

tooge
10-04-2012, 01:42 PM
you ever shelled walnuts? i'd starve to death if that's all i had to eat.
my great grandfather used to make chairs out of hickory. i still have one.
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no shit. I was gonna shell em and have the kids sell them at the local farmers market in gallon bags. I got about 7 done and said F this.

3rd&48ers
10-04-2012, 01:43 PM
no shit. I was gonna shell em and have the kids sell them at the local farmers market in gallon bags. I got about 7 done and said F this.

You letting them turn black first?

ghak99
10-04-2012, 01:43 PM
yeah, i've thought about selling mine, but i figure when they cut down one walnut, they're going to screw up all the hickories and oaks surrounding them. don't really want to damage the surrounding timber.
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We cut a few ourselves for that very reason.

At least you know they're there if you are one day forced to need the resource.

tooge
10-04-2012, 01:46 PM
You letting them turn black first?

no. I was told greener is softer and easier and less chance of worms. still a pain in the ass. They taste great fresh like that tho. Very soft and sweet, but too much work.

seclark
10-04-2012, 01:46 PM
no shit. I was gonna shell em and have the kids sell them at the local farmers market in gallon bags. I got about 7 done and said F this.

LMAO i try it all the time w/the walnuts and hickory nuts. get about a handfull shelled and just eat them. i guess if i could find someone that didn't like them to do the shelling, it might pan out.
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Dave Lane
10-04-2012, 01:50 PM
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ghak99
10-04-2012, 01:51 PM
LMAO i try it all the time w/the walnuts and hickory nuts. get about a handfull shelled and just eat them. i guess if i could find someone that didn't like them to do the shelling, it might pan out.
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We exchange pecans for cracked pecans every year. That machine would have made cave men fat.

I mow over the walnuts and hickory nuts. It's loud, they fly.... No way in hell I'm picking up 50,000 nuts.

Dave Lane
10-04-2012, 01:54 PM
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tooge
10-04-2012, 01:56 PM
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my walnuts husks dont just peel off like that. pretty cool tho

3rd&48ers
10-04-2012, 02:00 PM
no. I was told greener is softer and easier and less chance of worms. still a pain in the ass. They taste great fresh like that tho. Very soft and sweet, but too much work.

We used to have a pecan tree in our yard, those are alot easier .. Handful of walnuts are good for you per day

3rd&48ers
10-04-2012, 02:04 PM
my walnuts husks dont just peel off like that. pretty cool tho

What do you mean? Are you being a puss? That old man and woman shucked those nuts like pros I can't imagine that some full grown man can handle that.

FAX
10-04-2012, 02:10 PM
my walnuts husks dont just peel off like that. pretty cool tho

Yeah, that's a different species of walnut than what I grew up around. The ones we had were round, wrinkly, solid black little deals that were hard as stone and just as difficult to crack.

FAX

ghak99
10-04-2012, 02:16 PM
Yeah, that's a different species of walnut than what I grew up around. The ones we had were round, wrinkly, solid black little deals that were hard as stone and just as difficult to crack.

FAX

You're probably correct.

If you'll notice his trees were not tall and straight as a normal "Timber Walnut" tends to appear. He's growing Walnuts that have been bred to produce a meaty product that's easy to harvest. There is a pretty substantial difference.

seclark
10-04-2012, 02:22 PM
You're probably correct.

If you'll notice his trees were not tall and straight as a normal "Timber Walnut" tends to appear. He's growing Walnuts that have been bred to produce a meaty product that's easy to harvest. There is a pretty substantial difference.

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listopencil
10-04-2012, 02:25 PM
Antifreeze?

tooge
10-04-2012, 02:40 PM
english walnuts vs. Black walnuts. Black walnuts are a pain in the ass. thats what is in my yard

3rd&48ers
10-04-2012, 02:41 PM
english walnuts vs. Black walnuts. Black walnuts are a pain in the ass. thats what is in my yard

we have 6 yr olds crack them here

tooge
10-04-2012, 02:43 PM
I crack em with a hammer like the guy in the second video. those two videos show the two different types. Now, get your ass back to supervising 6 year old walnut crackers

FAX
10-04-2012, 02:44 PM
If you smack one of those black walnuts like that walnut expert guy did, your little wooden hammer deal would bounce off, hit you in the face, put your eyes out, and you would be blind for the rest of your entire life ... and you still wouldn't have any walnut meat to eat.

FAX

Hog Farmer
10-04-2012, 02:45 PM
http://www.lawn-gardening-tools.com/nut-shellers-and-nut-rollers/automatic-walnut-cracker--automatic-walnut-cracker.html?gclid=CLejrcWc6LICFaOaPAodj0kAEQ

Holladay
10-05-2012, 06:25 AM
An old timer would stop by my place and collect buckets. he said something bout spreading them out, letting them dry. Then put them in an old cloths dryer....not sure.

Google is your friend.

Fire Me Boy!
10-05-2012, 07:24 AM
My parents dump theirs in their driveway and run over them with the cars for a couple weeks. It works well - it takes the hull off, but the tires don't crack the shell of the nut.

3rd&48ers
10-05-2012, 07:46 AM
What a bunch of pussies, we peel them by hand here

Bwana
10-05-2012, 08:01 AM
Advertise them to some trappers. They use them to dye their traps black.

Or jack your car up so you have about an inch between the tires and the ground. Have someone gun it and you feed them in between. They go flying but you get the walnut out.

LMAO

3rd&48ers
10-05-2012, 09:28 AM
This is what you need right here dude....


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