dont try this at home kids

trying to find something usefull to do at home I had an idea get all the old bait out of the bait freezer turn it into burley blocks , out the freezer comes 3 old blocks of mullies and some old boxes of squid and bags of prawns into a bucket and start to mash it up with a potato masher , this is hard yakka I thought there has to be an easier way, struck with another idea I get the wife's food processor out the back and start feeding all the bait through it, worked great until wifey got home and saw what I was doing she hit the roof and says she has cut of congical rights and also says she wants a new food processor. So a warning to you blokes out there don't mess with your wife's kitchen tools


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Hahaha....sorry mate but

Fri, 2013-08-23 17:35

Hahaha....sorry mate but can't really beleive you thought that it was a good idea. Even if she didn't see it, you washed it a thousand times and put it away, she'd find out. They always find out....

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You pissed or what

Fri, 2013-08-23 17:43

Far out, I wouldn't even dream of touching the processor. But putting old bait through it - that's gotta be for legends. We'll remember you for years!

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wasnt pissed

Fri, 2013-08-23 17:52

all I had, had was 2 cups Darjeeling tea must have gone to my head

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haha done similar but i

Fri, 2013-08-23 17:44

haha done similar but i brought an old one from a garage sale

worked good for a while untill i started feeding larger tuna chunks into it and started to bog down every minute and even smoked some off the tuna , haha ended up with such a mess only lasted the one time and chucked out as was near on impossible to clean and took around 2 hrs for around 2 ice cream containers full

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Ya doin it all wrong....

Fri, 2013-08-23 17:54

Ya doin it all wrong....

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what a top idea

Fri, 2013-08-23 18:02

that bloke is an inspiration I getting 1 from bunnings love the way he thinks

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Recycling

Sat, 2013-08-31 21:35

 How does it work with greenies ;)

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hand mincer

Fri, 2013-08-23 17:54

I got myself an old hand mincer, the type that screws on the edge of the table or bench and that works a treat. Takes a bit of time but grinds the bait , fish frames etc really good. You can pick them up at second hand shops, ebay etc. The really old models are the best.

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 Bought a cheapie from Kmart,

Fri, 2013-08-23 18:08

 Bought a cheapie from Kmart, $40 I think, have only used it once so far, kept all my prawn shells and blitzed them up, worked a treat

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that's bloody awesome!

Fri, 2013-08-23 18:10

that's bloody awesome!

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Yeah my mate uses a meat

Fri, 2013-08-23 18:40

Yeah my mate uses a meat grinder too. My mrs thermomix would work mint haha

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That'd be an expensive burley

Fri, 2013-08-23 19:23

That'd be an expensive burley mincer...and a fast track to certain death!

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 Nope. Thermies dont work too

Thu, 2013-08-29 21:14

 Nope. Thermies dont work too well on fish frames. And the missus wasnt impressed...

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Microwave

Fri, 2013-08-23 20:40

Mate put a big mud crab in his missus new microwave when they first came out.

Muddy wasn't dead like he thought and they do explode as he soon found out.

Banned from going anywhere near the microwave from that day on.

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 Why worry with the money you

Fri, 2013-08-23 21:00

 Why worry with the money you are making at the moment you could replace it with a thermomix....

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your classic Pete Im not

Fri, 2013-08-23 21:30

your classic Pete Im not suprised your Mrs went berko how was she meant to mince up the chilli now to make those tasy sauces

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tell your wife to shut up

Fri, 2013-08-23 21:48

Give it a wash all good.

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Water, Vinegar, Bicarb, Lemon

Fri, 2013-08-23 22:01

Water, Vinegar, Bicarb, Lemon Juice and blend it in the food processor, she'll be right

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I always use a bamix (think

Sat, 2013-08-24 08:03

I always use a bamix (think that's how its spelt) lucky we have two of them, one for the shed and one for the missus. Works a treat, I then get choc milk cartons, cut the top off, fill them up, then freeze them. take a few out with me on the boat and they fit nicely into the cheap square burley pots you can get from BCf and the likes. just tear the cardboard off and in it goes.

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My Mrs was too impressed when

Sat, 2013-08-24 08:44

My Mrs was too impressed when I left the blender on the sink after making burley either.......But I told her if she has to buy a new one, get a bigger one with a bit more guts so I can put the heads through too! LOL

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Your Not Alone

Sat, 2013-08-24 10:59

I did the same thing with the Blender, wife not happy, so went and bought the Hand Mincer, slow but keeps me out of the poo.

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Had a good laugh over that on Peter

Sun, 2013-08-25 11:23

don't think I would be game enough to do that... LOL

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 your all pussies lol

Sun, 2013-08-25 11:30

 your all pussies lol

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After this thread I ordered a

Wed, 2013-08-28 22:38

After this thread I ordered a cheap hand mincer online

Arrived already and i've just made the first batch.

 

On today's Menu:

- Squid

- Pilchards

- Wrasse frames

- Tinned catfood

- Chook Pellets

- Bread

- Tuna oil

- Pollard Mix

 

4kgs worth and hand mixed after mmmmmmm

Might not eat for a week after that ;)

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Dedicated Berley Mincer

Wed, 2013-08-28 23:19

Used to do it with a hand mincer bolted to teh draw bar of my boat trailer, but it would take a carton of Corona and a lot of sweat with a couple of mates to get a decent pile of burley.

Then I bought an electric mincer, as below:

http://www.foodquip.com.au/reber-meat-mincers/view-all-products.html

Got the Reber N32 (1.5hp) 100-160kg per hour.  There is nothing this won't mince....Cray carcases, Crabs, heads, backbones, skin and I mix in some Tuna oil and usually a 25kg box of Blue Mackerel.

We can knock out 40kg or so of berley in around an hour.  Hardest part of chopping it into small enough pieces to get it through the neck as by regulation they restrict the opening so you can't put your hand in.

 

 

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 That's a serious mincer

Thu, 2013-08-29 21:41

 That's a serious mincer there Belly. Do you reckon you could have gone for a lighter model?

 

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I reckon...

Thu, 2013-08-29 21:58

...you could.  Not having seen it in operation, I erred on the side of size.  I didn't want to buy a smaller one only to find it couldn't cut the mustard.  The other thing the bigger ones have is a reversing option.  If it ever jams, when you hit the start again it reverses the motor to clear, then hit it again to restart the mincing.  I don't regret getting the bigger model though, as I also do other guys berley in the fishing club and it should last forever and even hand it down to my boys in their inheritance :-)

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Freedom

Thu, 2013-08-29 18:04

So being a single man has it's advantages when you want to mince up some old bait as burley, what you want, when you want how you want without the fear of a getting an ear bashing :)food processor yep no worries !In the kitchen in my jocks with a beer in hand .Joy ...

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A disturbing image, yet it

Thu, 2013-08-29 20:38

A disturbing image, yet it reminds me of fond bachelour days

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mine to

Thu, 2013-08-29 21:42

ahh for those days again only problem was the lack of sex oh yea could get it from the right hand or a phone call hahah stinky fisherman don't have much luck unless they meet a stinky fisherwoman

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Ah Pete Ive met you wonderful

Thu, 2013-08-29 21:47

Ah Pete Ive met you wonderful wife and your lucky to have her lol or maybe your lucky she puts up with you

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