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whole oyster shell, now what?
    #3989599 - 03/30/05 11:58 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

i recently came across a fire pit with a bunch of oyster shells around it. i gathered a nice bagful. can i just smack them with a hammer? do they do something different to prepare them for store bought bags of crushed shells?


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Re: whole oyster shell, now what? [Re: four20snakeman]
    #3989609 - 03/30/05 12:03 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Now you do like the Incredible Hulk says:  "HULKK SMASHHH!!!!" :tongue2:

Break them up as small as you can, any way you can.  Put a load into an old sock and hit with a hammer, etc.  The smaller you can get it the better.  Powder is best because it diffuses into the casing mix just right.


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Re: whole oyster shell, now what? [Re: Holydiver]
    #3989624 - 03/30/05 12:08 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

i was thinking of rubbing them between 2 rocks, kind of like a mortar and pestle. after i smashed them up of course. i was just making sure they don't burn them before they bag them. i haven't ever seen crushed shell myself, so i didn't know what it should look like when finished.


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Re: whole oyster shell, now what? [Re: four20snakeman]
    #3989634 - 03/30/05 12:12 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Nope, no special processes, it's exactly what the name says.



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Re: whole oyster shell, now what? [Re: Holydiver]
    #3989653 - 03/30/05 12:18 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Crushed shell isnt going to do you much. You need powderized oyster shell if you want it to have a chance to break down and really serve its purpose.

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