Walnuts, the nuts!

MagdalenaP Posted By MagdalenaP, Jan 3, 2019 at 7:43 PM

  1. MagdalenaP

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    Can I burn walnuts? I have a giant black walnut tree, tons of walnuts...if yes, how on earth am I supposed to stack them?! ;lol
     
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  2. weatherguy

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    You can eat them too.
     
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  3. Prof

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    I have no idea how they would burn--would they pop like chestnuts? I'm curious now. As far as stacking good luck, but here is an idea:

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    You stack them in little pyramids
    Yes you can burn them but they are
    better eating and burn the shells
    I get 25$ a pound for clean nut
    but it is a lot of work
     
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    A lot of work is an understatement.

    Luckily, if I provide sacks of hulled nuts, the father-in-law will spend all winter cracking them. Retirees, man!
     
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  6. MagdalenaP

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    So I can't throw em in the fire, full?
     
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    As long as they are dry YES
     
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    Hadn't thought of this. We have tons of walnuts. There's lots of oil in the nut part to burn.

    The hulls make a mess around here.

    Throw a half gallon of dry ones in the stove and let us know what happens.
     
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    I second that; but they have to be REALLY dry. If they're green, or if you pile them up and they rot, they'll smoke like nobody's business. I've burned a bunch this year (about 5-6 wheelbarrows worth so far), and when they're dry they actually burn pretty well. They won't burn long, though, about an hour for 2 shovel loads. Curt
     
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    Sounds like a good way to burn the coal bed down and still make good heat.
     
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    I'm no Xpert on black walnuts, but it sounds like you should hull the nuts before burning them. Running over them with a car is reputed to be a good way to squeeze the nuts from the hulls.

    Anyone care to ship me ten pounds of hulled black walnuts? Let me know what you'd like to be paid and I'll send you a check. Sounds like it would be a worthwhile experience.

    I've put a "Wanted" post for ten pounds of black walnuts in the "Wanted" forum, so that would be a place for those inundated with black walnuts to reply!
     
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    Just come on over, you can take all you want, no charge. We collect them off the lawn and dump them in a pile. You will need to remove the hulls, but that's no problem.
     
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    Thanks, but I'm in Seattle. If you'd like to run over some nuts to get rid of the hulls and ship them to me, I'd be glad to pay you for ten pounds or so, shipping costs too of course.. I've never had the pleasure of black walnuts, and I figure now's the time!

    Perhaps you have children that might like to earn a few bucks?
     
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    Do black walnuts taste like the English walnuts you buy in the stores?
     
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    I find them to be similar, but with a sweeter and nuttier flavor. Kinda like squirrel tastes like chicken--it does, but it is different.
     
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    The English variety is not near as strong or bitter as Black Walnut IMO. The size is about the same though.
     
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    So most folks don't eat black walnuts due to the strong taste and bitterness?
     
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    I don't eat them because of the little white worms, the shell is way thicker and harder, and the meat is more challenging to remove.
     
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    Black walnuts are much stronger tasting and if you get any shell in with the meats, it is like chewing on steel shot.
     
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