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  3. Kdrill or Nils

    I live in central MN but northern MN is still home. Winter is my favorite season. It was always tradition back in the day just before Thanksgiving to deer hunt Sunday ice fish Monday. We are well before that this year up there. They have been driving sleds from Baudette to Waskish I'm hoping it only gets better
  4. Meat bandsaw

    Lol, yea don't think so.
  5. Kdrill or Nils

    Far from traditional, but either way, believe me, not complaining one bit. I'll take more comfortable days on the ice, in the woods, and looks like another day in the the boat tomorrow over extreme cold and deep snows of yesteryear. Having a lot of hobbies help bide time between waiting for good ice, and the warm up of spring.
  6. Meat bandsaw

    I tend to agree. Although for the first 20 years or so of butchering with the old timer in our group that had his own equipment, his meat bandsaw,which was probably from the 50's I believe had basically cast iron parts and a regular steel blade. After use everything was washed and wiped with a food grade mineral oil.
  7. Meat bandsaw

    Even if it's boiled in a vacuum sealed bag?
  8. Gopher Nation

    That was a complete embarrassment! There’s no way they can justify starting Croft next week! He is terrible!
  9. Kdrill or Nils

    I will decide if that is true when I get my nills back out. hopefully soon.
  10. 2017 Fish House Build

    Would you be able to post pics of your bed again? I really like that idea, very smart. Would you make any changes on the next one. Should get my firebrand shell this week, lots to do.
  11. Snowmobile rentals

    Beaver Bay sports rents although I've never used them.
  12. Roast beef

    There's really no wrong way of doing a roast if ya ask me, it's all personal preference. Crockpot, roaster, oven or boiled (del) . Although I do enjoy throwing cold smoke this time of year at a roast before it hits the roaster!!
  13. Kdrill or Nils

    Nils or bust!
  14. Meat bandsaw

    2nd that, 30 years here...
  15. Solar Heat Ice Fishing Shack

    oh wow!!!!! poster too!!
  16. Roast beef

    Yer gonna be blowin' chunks one of these days, Delbert. Why not just an easy overnight marinade, then in the crackpot on low, and lift that lid a few times to keep the heat low? I always pull mine at 4-5 hours on LOW, not the 6-8 they say. I have about 155* internal and still pinkish at that, and I have 3 different crackpots I use. Never had it fail in oh, ten or fifteen years.....maybe because I always do a top round or rump, instead of an arm or chuck. You DO occasionally get a tougher one, that has a lot of sinew in it, that's why I eyeball mine so carefully. (working 2 yrs at the butcher shop helped, too) I always let it sit in a covered glass dish for 10-15 mns before I start slicing away....
  17. Meat bandsaw

    I worked with stainless for 28 years, it's the way to go.
  18. Fishin report for Lake Iwanttobethere..

    Well first off you are not going to see a picture of me, no one has and no one will. After writing about the deer camp for 12 years and not getting a deer why would you question when I finally do get a deer? the lodge home page does have a pic of chucks grandsons doe but photobucket is not letting me upload my buck to them. I am working on figuring away to post it to the home site for you and anyone else that thinks it is a big deal to see my deer.
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  20. Meat bandsaw

    Yeah, I forgot to include the LEM, which is basically the Rikon with a different badge. I know that style will cut better and definitely be a better unit. Just not sure if I am going to justify the price at 2x higher for a very occasional piece of equipment. A wood bandsaw could be used. The saw doesn't know whether it's cutting meat or wood. The difference is that a stainless table and blades would be preferred IMO. Cleanup probably isn't much different between all of them.
  21. Fishin report for Lake Iwanttobethere..

    Be nice if we could see that picture of you and the deer. Just a little verification. Not that anyone would accuse you of telling a tale.
  22. Tipup boxes

    Paint is roughy just used what I had but pretty dang happy with it for 30 bucks. First charcoal test lasted 6-7 hours.A5B3A72F-6F87-445B-949E-92B20BF41ECF.MOV
  23. Roast beef

    I still think sous vide is the ticket if you want the lean roast to be tender, juicy, and pink . (must resist temptation to insert inappropriate remark here) Next I think I will try the accelerated simulated dry aging where the meat is brushed with fish sauce before sealing in the bag and going in the refrigerator, and then held at 103 for an hour or so (not too long) in the bath before cooking at 130.
  24. FLx 28 or Marcum Lx6 or 7

    I purchased the FLX-28 last season after using the 18 for several years and wow, what a night and day difference! I really enjoy the auto depth range feature and digital depth readout. No more taking time to guess the depth! Weed mode rocks in shallow water weeds when I'm looking for 'gills. The two zoom zones are great especially for suspended crappies when the 6 foot bottom zoom isn't enough. Now the bottom 12 feet is there. Great battery life and it's much quieter than the 18. Color customization is nice (I have it on palette 3) and I don't have any interference from any other flasher thanks to 20 rejection modes. I've seen the Marcum 6 and 7s in action and they are also very nice units and allow for lots of customization. Biggest issue is time to learn the features and the price point. Still hard to beat the quality of Vexilar or the service the company provides!
  25. Meat bandsaw

    My dad, may he rest in peace, used an old wood cutting bandsaw that he converted by making some sort of kludgey plywood things to keep the blade on the wheels. Worked fine. Not sure how easy it was to clean. Also not sure how much he worried about it. Ease of disassembly for cleaning, and blade retention in the presence of food grease would seem to be the big issues. He cut up a lot of deer and a few moose and nobody got sick... for what that's worth.
  26. Roast beef

    Well Del, that's 3 more than he had!
  27. Roast beef

    Well, I had three, and that's about all I got.
  28. Kdrill or Nils

    They've been ice fishing Upper Red since Nov 7th Were on track for a traditional winter
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