I also bought a harbor freight concrete mixer that really helps clean the nuts. You'll need a way to dry, crack, separate, and store the nuts and meat. Walnut hulls will stain your hands, your clothing, and your work surface. Share it with us. Some type of mixer is useful, I used a drill and a mortar mixer. They have a stronger flavor than the cultivated English walnut, and they're wonderful! [1] X Research source Pick them all up except the old flakey ones from last year. I cracked the first sack of nuts one by one. Stomp on the walnut with your foot and twist the nut into the asphalt surface. 5 gallon buckets work great. I read about the "run them over with your car" posts, but I just couldn't see smashing them and then picking them back up again. A corn sheller helps hull sometimes. A 24-28 pound bucket of hull-on walnuts turns into about 12 pounds of hulled walnuts, with the count of 120-125 nuts. This is the route I am going for next year, and I am a much better forager than processor. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. If not removed promptly, the hulls will begin to rot and the flavor of nutmeat will be affected. The shell of black walnut is extremely hard to crack and the nutmeat comes out in pieces. Also, for every 5 gallon bucket picked up, 7.2 ounces of nut meat. Some of the hulls may have already blackened, and that is fine as long as there are no squirrel bites going through the hull and into the nut. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 79,428 times. Starting around the middle of September in Western North Carolina, the walnuts start dropping. Throw a bunch of walnuts in it with some old chain or angular gravel and you will have some super clean nuts. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/0\/0f\/Hull-Walnuts-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Hull-Walnuts-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/0\/0f\/Hull-Walnuts-Step-1.jpg\/aid1868218-v4-728px-Hull-Walnuts-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":306,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"485","licensing":"

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