Macadamia nutcracker, a faster way to get cracking..

Macadamia nutcracker, a faster way to get cracking..


How’s it going. Doing a bit of a
different clip today. It’s not chickens,
the ladies are behind me here and it’s not
the aquaponics that are behind you chaps.
It’s on a nutcracker.
I had a gent PM me and he was telling me
that, PM personal message, he was telling me that he’s on nutcracker and avocado
farm in Hawaii so G’Day Islander, that’s
his YouTube tag and I thought I’d just
do a bit of a quick clip to show you
mate
the nutcracker that we use and everyone
else. It’s a bit of a funky design it’s
made by an Aussie just north of us. North
of Brisbane he lives. His name’s Nigel
the nutcracker man and he’s come up
with this idea and it’s a fantastic way
to crack your nuts basically. We use it
on Maccas, pecans, don’t really needed to
use it on pecans but you can, walnuts as
well. So I’ll stop muttering on and I’ll
bring you down and have a bit of a look
at how it works. So this is the nutcracker
itself it’s made from beautiful
Australian hardwood very solid very
solid sturdy piece. We actually bought
this from a flea markets out of Fernvale
a couple of, fair few years ago now actually
and yeah it’s a great little unit.
This little stand we bought off Nigel, the nutcracker man and sell for the BOGI fair
the Brisbane organic growers fair last
year and it is a really good investment.
It holds the nutcracker in there nicely
and it gives you a nice hard solid
surface to crack these nuts. The
way it works is you have this little
rubber sleeve and you pop your macadamia
nut in there or walnut or any other
sort of hard-shelled nut that you wanna crack
and you give it a good bash on the solid
plate down there once it’s cracked you
use this rod at the back just to push
the nut out like that. It’s a real
beautiful little simple system no
messing around with holes in concrete
and hammers and hurt fingers and that
like in the last house we lived at. So
with the actual nuts themselves the
smaller they are the harder they are to
crack. The larger nuts these are only
second grade maccas I think, the larger A grade ones are probably about half as
big as that again and just because of
their size they’re a little bit easier
to crack the smaller a sphere gets it’s
just a little bit harder and the shell
itself becomes denser. So I’m going to
have a go at trying
to crack these five as fast as I
can just by pushing this in there giving
it a whack on the plate down the bottom
there and you push the stent nut out
like that throw another one in and away
you go. I’ll try not to embarrass
myself. Might take a few whacks at some
of the nuts to get them done but we’ll
see how we go hey.
So here we go number one
so there we go
there’s all five and we’ll see what they look
like. Aww that one there, he’s a bit hammered.
a bit of a shell stuck in him. A
nice little solid one down there and one
here that’s ah no. I broke him in half in the shell. But that just gives you a bit
of an idea on how fast you can go
through these things. I’ve seen people
just, you know basically line up nuts
pick them up with this hitting down on
them pick them off the table giving them a smashing & into the bowl. They’re a
fantastic little unit. It’s great for
walnuts to. Not too good for the
pecans, the first pecan I tried in here
from Dave, thanks mate, I actually smashed
it to smithereens nut, shell the works. So I just thought I’d give you a bit of a look
at that mate. I just thought it was a
really nifty little nutcracker. Just for
anyone who’s interested I’ll put Nigel’s
details in the description below here
and yeah see how you go. So there you go
mate I hope you like that look at that
fantastic little nutcracker. It’s an
awesome piece of Australian ingenuity. I
reckon you know Nigel’s come up with a
bit of a cracker on that one pun
intended I suppose. So yeah pretty much we’ll
leave it there. I hope you all have a
fantastic week and I’ll catch you next
time, Cheers.
just a bit of a disclaimer here many
nuts were cracked during the making of
this clip and all of them tasty.
CHEERS 👍😊

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