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Hazelnut taste test

Cracked hazelnuts

After a week of drying and a few hours in the dehydrator with the tomatoes, our first hazelnuts were ready for a taste test.

The shell-to-nut ratio was perfect and the roasted hazelnuts had a delicious flavor reminiscent of buttered popcorn.

Anna told me I have twelve months to come up with a powered nutcracker for next year's (hopefully) much larger crop.



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Here's a nut sheller that you could build.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX38uCIkY-o

A cone of concrete in a concrete tube, adjustable for different size nuts and hand powered.

Comment by David Mon Sep 8 16:08:18 2014

I use the Davebilt "Suite Nutcracker" on hazelnuts, pecans (northern and southern), English walnuts, and acorns. It works a treat, especially if your nuts are sorted for size.

http://eatclosetohome.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/davebilt-bulk-nutcracker/

Comment by Emily Thu Sep 11 17:51:57 2014

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime