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DIY Food - April 6th

Discussion in 'Des Moines & Ames Region' started by beckerj3, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Reef Medic Clay Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    I'll take 3!
     
  2. Reef Medic Clay Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    I'll get you some if you want!
     
  3. Waterrat41 Addicted Reefer GIRS Member

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    1. I already have some stray caulerpa that keeps popping up in my display(not sure that the tang doesn't nibble on it)
    2. I think my urchin ate the aptasia I had
    ...so I'm OK with that, I'll just be happy to put some in my empty fuge.:lol:
    Thanks Dave!, What's your beverage of choice?
     
  4. Waterrat41 Addicted Reefer GIRS Member

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    Thanks for the offer @Reef Medic Clay@Reef Medic Clay , sounds like I should be able to score some from somewhere that day. I'll appreciate it wherever it comes from:)
     
  5. Mark Eimers New User GIRS Member

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    Yes, put me down for one.
     
  6. Tamerd GIRS Member

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    Sorry if i missed it but when and where is this? Id like a bag (as i currently only have one fish, but am considering more) do i need to bring anything
     
  7. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Right now we are looking at 32 or 33 bags of food. So we will likely be cutting the quantity back from the target of 80 bags. Food ingredients will be ordered on Monday. So today and tomorrow are your last chance to put in your request for bags, and be guaranteed that they will be available.

    @GIRS Member
     
  8. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Next Saturday - April 6th - 11:00 - Dave Roth's home. I added you to the list for 1 bag.
     
  9. MillerTimeISU GIRS Member

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    I totally missed this string... Any chance there will be more than 32-33 bags made or option to swing by to see how to make DIY food. 1st year reefer
     
  10. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Yes. We will be making @50 bags. How many bags are you wanting?
     
  11. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Seafood and ingredients have been ordered. We will have around 50 bags. Currently 32-33 bags are spoken for. So we have @15 additional bags that are available. Post here if you are not currently on the list, but want to get added.
     
  12. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    The club has most of the tools and supplies needed for making DIY food. We have 2 food processors, colanders, digital scales, spatulas, cutting boards.....

    Two items we are needing are: 1) A few 1-2 gallon buckets, for thawing some of the seafood, and
    2) Sharp knives for cutting - PLEASE bring your knife!!!!

    @GIRS Member
     
  13. MillerTimeISU GIRS Member

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    I might be able to swing by and help. Not sure where David lives but I would count me in for 6-8 bags
     
  14. Dave Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Des Moines Area
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    Our address:

    36594 River Oaks Circle
    Cumming, IA 50061

    Basically, we are about 1.5 miles west of Maffitt lake - very easy to find. One word of caution: don't let your GPS take you off on the Norwalk/Cumming exit off of I-35 as you will end up at a gated off gravel road. Very seldom happens but has happened to a couple of folks in the past.
     
  15. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    See everyone at 11:00. Please remember to bring a sharp knife.

    I expect it will take @1 1/2 hour. I will also be bringing fixings for some deli sandwiches.

    @GIRS Member
     
  16. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Pre-thawing a few of the ingredients:

    Cod


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    Shrimp


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    Copepods


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    Roe


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    Daphnia


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    The rest:

    Scallops


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    Krill


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    Cubes


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    Liquids & powders:


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  17. Waterrat41 Addicted Reefer GIRS Member

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    Knives sharpened, heading out!
     
  18. Waterrat41 Addicted Reefer GIRS Member

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    :joyful: Hats off to everyone involved for organizing, gathering ingredients & equipment and hosting this event and making the food! Was a great time and got some good food and Macro(thanks @Dave@Dave ) Can't wait for the next get together!
     
  19. MillerTimeISU GIRS Member

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    Waukee
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    Thanks and great meeting everyone
     
  20. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Thanks everyone that showed up. Its was a good time, and with many hands the process went quickly. We made 50 bags of food plus a few half bags.

    @Dave@Dave - thanks for opening your home to the group and allowing us to smell up your kitchen for a couple hours!

    When all the pricing came in, we were happy to be able to drop the price per bag to $11 for attendees. We have a few bags left (6-9 bags), that we will sell to club members for $15/bag - also a drop from our original estimate. Send me a PM if you are interested.

    @Tamerd@Tamerd @Mark Eimers@Mark Eimers @Barrett@Barrett - sorry you guys were unable to make it. But Scott (Barrett) said that he had the flu all week and did not want to spread that to us. We thank you for that!!!

    Details coming soon for next month's event - a tour of Central Campus's marine biology department!

    @GIRS Member
     
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