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I could buy two whole coconuts for the price they want for half a shell with a hole drilled in it at the pet store. What's the best way to make your own without splitting or cracking it in the wrong places?
 

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Juts let it crack, it doesnt need to be perfect, unless you have some type of saw. Here i pic them off a tree in my backyard and just crack em open with a hatchet, but first drill a hole (you can just poke it with a hammer and a screw driver) and drink the water. Use a knife to get the meat out.
This is my fav way of getting coconuts, free hiding place, and free food.

Ryan
 
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somoene suggested that giving a split coconut to the dog to use as a chew toy was a great way to clean it. i tried it and they were right! took him about 4 hours, but the thing is pristine! will still bake to sterilize, but all i did was crack it in half with an axe.
 
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Oh i forgot to note, i have an american bulldog that weighs in at about 110lbs and has an obsession with chewing on things. i dont think a small dog would be able to clean them as well.
 
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Homemade Coco Huts

I did some research (on the web, of course) and discovered that the best way to remove the meat from a coconut is to bake the two halves in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour. It dries out the meat enough to shrink it and you can run a knife or fork around it and pull it all out at once.

I tried this last night and my little huts came out great! 8)
 

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guppygal wrote:

I did some research (on the web, of course) and discovered that the best way to remove the meat from a coconut is to bake the two halves in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour. It dries out the meat enough to shrink it and you can run a knife or fork around it and pull it all out at once.

I tried this last night and my little huts came out great!
When you baked them, did you have any trouble with smoke or burning?
 
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No smell or burning, to my surprise. I think the idea is to heat it long enough to dehydrate the meat so that it's easier to pull out. Hey, I would've eaten it if it hadn't been so rancid! I love fresh coconut!

You could probably bake it at a lower temperature for a longer period, but 400 degrees for an hour worked for me. I have a gas oven.
 
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