We started making our own peanut butter by simply blending roasted peanuts with peanut oil, but realized its still difficult to find large quantities of roasted peanuts for a reasonable price. However, they are now offering 50lb bags of Roasted Soybeans at feed stores. It is still pretty expensive, but much cheaper than buying that many roasted peanuts.
1. Roasted Soybeans
2. Peanut Oil
- Add two cups of roasted soybeans in blender and crush to the consistency of regular coffee grind.
- Add 2/3 cup of oil and turn blender on low speed to mix ingredients.
- Continue to add more oil until you get the consistency you desire.
You can experiment same as with the homemade peanut butter, including adding some molasses or even throw in some acorns or something that deer are already eating in your area.
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Making a strategically placed water hole for deer and wildlife can be even more important than food plots depending on water availability in your area. Many hunters don’t think about this, but the results can be great and also benefit many different species of game and wildlife.
Here are a few links to videos with some good tips and strategies from other hunters. Definitely I would suggest to do your homework here and talk with other landowners and hunters in your area.
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We’ve all seen a lot of different types and flavors of expensive deer licks at the store. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with making hard candy and it occurred to me I could use molasses instead of corn syrup and make a pretty tasty molasses deer lick!
- 2 cups of Sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 2-3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 cup of Molasses
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- Candy thermometer
- Large pot
- Wooden spoon
- Large 32 ounce cup (or other substitute for a mold)
- Stick or large screw (depending on how you want to use the deer lick)
- Place all the ingredients in large pot and mix together.
- Put the candy thermometer in place.
- Set on medium to high heat and begin to boil.
- It will need to reach about 270-280° degrees F. or what they call soft-crack stage.
- Once it gets to 270-280° degrees F., I take it off the burner and let it cool for a while.
- Before it gets too thick, I will pour into mold.
- Can put the stick or screw in it probably hour later when it starts to harden.
When it gets above 200° F., you will see it start to bubble up a lot. When I first tried this recipe, it kept boiling up too high and I could never get to soft-crack point, then we found another recipe that included adding butter, which was the secret to keeping it from boiling up too high. If it boils up too high, you can try adding more butter. It will get extremely hot, so BE VERY CAREFUL!
Then after cooking it for a while and the water starts to evaporate, it will lower back down and you will see it just simmering in the bottom. I stir it a little bit and just keep cooking it until it reaches 270-280° F. Here is a picture when it’s been cooking for a while.
Finally, as soon as it hits 270-280° F., you can take it off the burner and let it cool for few minutes while you stir it. Then when it cools down a bit, you can pour into your molds. Also, be sure to put some butter or light grease in your mold so it won’t stick. Again, please BE CAREFUL and always use precaution when cooking with high temperatures.
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