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ThunderLund78 last won the day on April 10 2016

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About ThunderLund78

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  • Birthday 03/23/1978

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    New Prague, MN
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    All outdoor pursuits, providing as much food as possible for my family through hunting, fishing and gardening, cooking and smoking, processing my own meat, charcuterie, DIY projects and the learning that comes from it. Introducing my two boys to the outdoors when I'm not watching them play sports (which is pretty much all of the time!)
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  1. ThunderLund78


    I have seen that clip - and it's a perfect example of how to deal with the subject. He refrains from insults and labels. Doesn't demean the vegan's opinion or position, rather wins the argument with respect, intellect and wit.
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    I love Steve Rinella, He's a true advocate for the American Outdoorsman, modern conservation and champion of hunting and fishing rights. If you listen to his podcast you'll get a great and unbiased education on the history of Big Game hunting and conservation in America. He also has his finger on the pulse of issues facing sportsman today and doesn't get pulled into the extreme political camps on either side. It's really refreshing to have someone in the middle have such an influential voice. Wish there were more like him, Maybe someday he could be Secretary of the Interior.
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    Just Food and Drink

    I agree BIG DAVE! u4ic is great stuff. I grew up about 4 miles from there. My mom and dad still live there, I swing in every chance I get. They got a good thing going in Blakeley.
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    Problem With Site Access

    Thank you to those who replied and @Rick for helping me with my issue! I'M BACK UP AND RUNNING!
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    Problem With Site Access

    Hi there, Sorry to use this forum for a personal issue - I sent an e-mail to admin but am not getting a response. I'm an site user who hasn't posted for a while. Most recently I've posted under ThunderLund78. Pikehunter78 was my original handle, but because of a tech issue several years ago where my hard drive crashed when I was logged in, I essentially got locked-out of my account - so I created a new handle. Now, when I try to log-in as ThunderLund78 (The handle I did most of my past posting under) and try to reset my password, it tries to reset under Pikehunter78. I try to change the name to ThunderLund78 but it says it's in use by another user (which is also me). Is there a way I can have the Pikehunter78 account purged and restore my ThunderLund78 Acct? If someone from admin sees this, can they please email me at the address tied to my account to resolve - then this post can be deleted if needed. THANK YOU!
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    Northern patties

    I've only tried them with Northern, but honestly, I'm not sure I could taste the difference if I didn't make them myself. All psychological, IMO - this will likely start an off-topic discussion BUT I participated in an 8 person taste test between Walleye, Northern and Bass (yes, we cut-up a medium sized bucket-mouth). I was the only one to name all three fish correctly and it was only due to the fact that my friend who was in-charge of the test accidentally missed a y-bone so I just had to guess in-between walleye and bass and I guessed correctly. A couple of the guys also had a y-bone and got their guess between 'eye and bass wrong!!! Flaky white fish is flaky white fish - especially when you bust it all up, mix it with bread crumbs, mayo and whatever else. Again, just my opinion.
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    Northern patties

    The Cheffrey recipe that thirdeye talks about is a good one. it's a little work but it turns out great - cooking the fillets before hand allows for easy flaking of the fish and makes for a shorter cooking time. They're VERY filling, like thirdeye says, can only eat about 2 at a time. i like to whip-up a little chipotle ranch-type dipping sauce for these as well.
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    Pork Belly Stinks

    What a bummer! Hope you get a good chunk of meat and your bacon ends up turning out great.
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    Smoked White Bass

    That's a heck of a hall! I assume you were on the river somewhere given there's Walleyes in the net Where do you find these guys and what are good methods to catch them? I've only caught two in my life and they were by accident. Also, It looks like you want to eliminate the belly meat on these guys?
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    Sarmas and stuffed green peppers

    Oh man, Walleye. Those look incredible. I'm one-half first generation American from eastern-European roots (Mom is from Latvia). That stuff is right up my alley!
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    How German Are You?

    If that's your Wurst, I can't wait to see your best! HAHAHAHA! Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
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    Smoked Crappies

    Eyeguy - did you leave the ribs in? or are you just a really good crappie cleaner? Unless they're bigger ones, I always seem to take a good deal of the rib meat out when I remove the ribs. Not the end of the world, very thin strip of meat there. But if those are rib-less, I admire your ability!
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    Smoked Crappies

    This is awesome - I'll be setting some spring crappies aside for this. I've always been dubious about smoking non-oily fish as well, but the pics look incredible. I might just be a believer. My buddy smokes Pike all the time, I've never tried any but he claims it's top-notch
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    Macon bacon

    Ha! I've never met Bobber, except on here... I have yet to reach the bacon making status of bobber, but as soon as Hockey is over, my weekends should be a little more open. Then it's game-on!!! Bellies are waiting in the freezer for me!
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    Macon bacon

    Beautiful!!! Can I ask what your dry brine for the side pork was?