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    Quote Originally Posted by KickEm View Post
    Dude, you got me!! I am so going for at least a 20lb pack sometime soon! I love da mud bugs! (Though I usually have them Swedish style with dill in August, but Cajun is great too.)

    I've got a 24 qt. boiler with strainer. Would that work for 20 lbs?
    Shouldnt be a problem. I use the same sized pot on a propane burner. You'll probably need to make 2 pots full. The crawfish need to steam in a cooler for about 15 minutes after you boil them so you have plenty of time to cook the whole 20 lbs....140 lbs on the other hand took me over an hour and a half to cook. My guests were stuffed silly before I got to eat from the last fresh batch.

    Quote Originally Posted by KickEm View Post
    One more thing: On their site, they guarantee live delivery or your money back. Did they credit you for the 6 lbs. of DOAs?
    Nah. A 6 pound die off on 140 pounds is within my tolerence. If half had died, that would be a different story. You need to expect a few to die in transit. Figure these things live in water. I adjust my order to compensate for a die off. Just get them in the pot as soon as they arrive and you'll be fine.

    Make sure you do EXACTLY what is in the directions they send you. One thing they dont mention, but I do, is purge the crawdads in saltwater for about 10 minutes just prior to putting them in the pot. The saltwater causes the crawfish to excrete the mud in their digestive tracks. It cleans their insides out. Dont keep them in the brine too long because it will kill them quickly.
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    Forgot to mention that as soon as FedEx delivers them, IMMEDIATELY pull the bag of crayfish out of the cooler and rinse them off with the hose! The longer they sit in the cooler, the quicker the casualties mount.

    If you plan on cooking them later that day, put fresh ice on the bag and reclose the cooler. Only open the bag just before you plan on cooking them because you'll be chasing crawdads all over the place. F'ers are FAST!
    Last edited by nocturn; May 21st, 2010 at 08:54 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KickEm View Post
    One more thing: On their site, they guarantee live delivery or your money back. Did they credit you for the 6 lbs. of DOAs?
    Did it work out? Im shooting for batch 2 in about 3 weeks! Party was such a hit, I gotta do it again in late July.
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    As seen on Man vs. Food -
    Hot & Juicy Crawfish
    4810 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102-878
    (702) 891-8889

    Frozen Fury Crawfish?

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    I've been to this place a few times, love it! The Boiling Crab .:. make a cow happy.. EAT SEAFOOD!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingThomas View Post
    As seen on Man vs. Food -
    Hot & Juicy Crawfish
    4810 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102-878
    (702) 891-8889

    Frozen Fury Crawfish?
    My group has been seriously considering going there during frozen fury. My concern is the new marinade courtesy of BP. *******s.
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    Crawfish are freshwater and farmed pretty far inland so the spill has nothing to do with it...unless a hurricane hits.
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    Great to know!
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