Lots of discussion over the years regarding a pot to boil traps in. A lot of folks use a steel 5 gal bucket and some use a 55 gal drum cut in two. I made one out of a big propane bottle with the top cut off but it rusted inside easily. Yesterday I was at the scrapper hauling a load of cans and batteries. I looked over at a pile of scrap kitchen equipment and there was the biggest range pot. I asked the attendant if they would sell that to me. She said it will cost me 2 dollars. I gave her a 5 spot and threw the pot in the truck and split. Scrubbed real nice and I shudder to think what it cost new. So theres an idea for you guys wanting a bigger pot. Try your local junkyard.
Took forever to get it to boil on a propane fish cooker........
That's why I down sized to a canner that cooks just a few at a time, seems to me that 2-3 dozen traps get done quicker six at a time than they do all at once.
Every time I see the title to this thread I laugh; once upon a time our ship was in the Port of Piraeus and the quarterdeck watch Chief caught a boy from Cincinnati with a gallon ziplock of "good sh*t" under his coat as he returned from liberty. Investigation and analysis by the medical department proceeds and at the Captain's Mast the Dr. testified that it was "either very low quality horse s**t or very good quality donkey s**t". Charge was dropped and the feller was asked a zillion times over the next year or so if he'd "scored any good sht lately". Don't believe he ever used or dealt in pot again.
I have been using it for a double broiler using a steel 5 gal bucket. I set it on my fish cooker and render beeswax cappings off honeycomb. The debris settles to the bottom and the honey in the middle and the beeswax on top. I feed the honey back to the bees or sell for baking honey (dark). Beeswax goes back for one more session of melting and filtering and pouring in ingots.
bverboy: yup.. joe told me so
Feb 25, 2017 19:20:11 GMT -6
raymond: I heard Joe was bringing an sr22 for everybody at his table . Thanks Joe .
Mar 4, 2017 15:15:34 GMT -6
Walleye Joe: You need your hearing checked Ray!
Mar 10, 2017 20:21:31 GMT -6
krank: He said "Lesser fun for you" not "SR22".....
Mar 14, 2017 11:29:03 GMT -6
farmnhunter: If you want to avoid feline, you can't use any meat or fish item or scent. Try a piece of black licorish covered by dairy feed, or lucky charms or corn/koolaid (mix 1 qt whole corn with a package of grape koolaid)
Apr 5, 2017 19:42:37 GMT -6