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Author Topic: I heard there was a hot tub over here.  (Read 8046 times)

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Offline ADfields

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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2002, 01:04:21 am »
Jeff, Michigan to Florida (your place to Tom's) would be like Fort Yukon Alaska to Ketchikan Alaska give or take 50 miles or so. ::)   The Palmer to Sutton kind of not that far is more like 17 miles or so and there is even a road. :o


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Your down in the 48 in all the bad weather so we cant bild a hot tub? :P :-[ I was all set.   Well life will go on even without a hottub. :D   I dont know if Sutton is a good spot for a mill with the zerow groth stand the Mat-Su Borough has placed on the Sutton townsight, no new land sales and no new industrey type businesses thay say.   The big boom is Wasilla, Huston, Willow here in the Mat-Su and Glennallen is looking like a hot spot as well, dont know why thow.   Give me a shout when you get back up this way.
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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2002, 06:06:33 am »

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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2002, 01:38:01 am »
So thats what thay do after Christmas and Santa gives them time off. :D :) ;D


Thay give it all away there as far as how it's made.   I gess thay know I cant weld water tight. ::)   Still working on that after 35 years of welding. :P ::)
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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2002, 05:33:35 pm »
   So then... here is how a friend did an inexpensive hot tub.. he took a (new) section of drain pipe or sewer pipe (hey, I did say NEW  :'( )- the kind made of concrete- and then he planned where he wanted an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe- and he set it into a concrete or mortar base. Designed a drain into the base as well. I wasn't there when he built it, but the bottom had a cool water outlet, and the top had a hot water inlet- they were that small plastic water line- and he had a small gas heater supplying a small amount of heat to the circulating water, and convection moved it. I assume that the upper pipe was set into mortar as well, because it came in maybe a foot below the top. He had the whole thing set into a concrete floor, and he'd made a seat inside. They lined it with tile. (That part was a little problematic, cuz the tile would come off. It didn't like the hot water..) The diameter was maybe 3-4', and it was deep enough to sit on the seat and be almost up to your shoulders.

  No, I can't post a pic because I don't live down there right now.  I'm not sure how clear my word picture is, but it is an alternative to metal working.

  I was going to try it, but I never dedicated the time or the area- I finally got a spa-n-a-box. Cheap enough but eating me up in 110v heating. I want at least to convert to 220. That will happen 'sometime'.   lw
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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2003, 09:54:33 am »
   So here's a question.. Mike saw somewhere that during the big fishing tournaments in Minnesota  that they put hot tubs out on the ice as part of the ongoing activities. I dunno- guess they'd be wood-fired. It sounds interesting- anyone got any information or pictures??  lw
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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2003, 07:25:31 pm »
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I think you are talking about the Eelpout festival in Walker MN, just 60 miles down the road from me.  It's not really a tournament, more of an excuse to party.  I've avoided it so I have  a chance to avoid the drunks driving around town.  I'm not sure how they heat the tubs there, could be generator and electric heaters.
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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2003, 02:12:04 pm »
   yeah, yeah, that's what he said it was- now I've seen hornpout, and I've seen eel- but what the h##* is an eelpout?!
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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2003, 03:01:34 pm »
Known locally as Lawyers or Smileys, Eelpout are supposed to be freshwater Ling Cod.  Cooked properly, they taste a lot like Lobster.  Boil the chunks in water with hebs and dip in drawn butter.  Mmmmmm.
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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2003, 03:29:26 pm »
Hears a Ling Cod I got last summer in the Gualf of Alaska off Point Cape Clear. 8)   83lbs and the bigest fish I ever hooked!   On the same trip out a frend hooked a 158lbs Halibit, Great trip!!
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The dock is made of 4X12's and he was 39 and a half inches long. ;D :)

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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2003, 02:22:57 pm »
L Wakefield go to the post above with the funny piture and check out the link. this co has been in bussiness for a while, i always thought it was an idea. If you get a spark in your hair you just hold your breath and dunk ha ha

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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2003, 12:22:19 pm »
   Now back to the eelpout (we call them cusk here)- Mike has been SLAYING them this year- his biggest was 6 1/4 lbs, 29 inches- female, of course- and I am about to try the great eelput steamoff and serve with melted butter- so I need some hints. What we always do is fillet them. When you steam them do you do the whole (incredibly slimy) fish- and do you scrub them first? Or do you fillet them and then steam the fillets? I need to know.. :P   :P  lw
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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2003, 01:55:27 pm »
I remove the meat one either side of the backbone and just save that.  I guess that would be a filet, but a funny looking one.  Remove the skin from that and cook.  It takes a large eelpout to have enough meat to be worthwhile, but boy are they tasty.  Have you noticed the amount of "innards" this fish has?  Huge liver, from which is/was pressed "cod liver oil".  Solvay Pharmaceuticals in Baudette, MN got its start with this fish.
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Re: I heard there was a hot tub over here.
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2003, 06:24:12 am »
   Oho- I wondered which cod it was, but always thought it was the seagoing one.

  So you prep them the same way we do. OK, I like that. Such a huge slimy thing is best cut down to the useable parts before going in the cookpot. Thanks for the good word! I have to take Mike out to the eelpout festival some year!  lw
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