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Boiling coconut hideaways

Post by scaredymouse on Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:37 pm

I have never actually boiled these before... I just seem to buy new ones... well now I have like 10 dirty ones that need boiling! I think @callalily is our resident expert on this but I'll take any advice here... how long do you boil them for and how do you dry them out? Please and thank you Smile

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Re: Boiling coconut hideaways

Post by CallaLily on Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:23 pm

I actually just scrub mine really well, then soak in vinegar water for a while, rinse well and air dry. If it's still stinky after rinsing I soak it longer.

You could use the oven in a low heat to dry it faster. If you feel better boiling them, I would boil for 20 minutes. Then cool, rinse, and dry.

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Post by scaredymouse on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:34 pm

I bought a special pot at the thrift shop and ended up boiling them for about a half hour and baking them at 250 for about a half hour. it went well! they were really grimey, they was goopy pee in every fiber of the rope... they were a mess. anyway, they all look great now. I was worried that it might smell, you know, boiling pee pees and poo poos on the stove but it wasn't bad Smile

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Re: Boiling coconut hideaways

Post by stephlisa on Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:26 am

I sorted out a load of Colin's things to give to the new boys and a coconut shell was one of them. I boiled it for about half an hour then let it cool and then dried the worst with a teatowel and then let it airdry till it was completely done.

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Post by Rodents rock! on Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:50 am

Nice, glad it worked out so well Very Happy
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