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Old 06-20-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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Himalayan Sea Salt Chunks

A friend gave us a small amount of some random chunks. I want to break them up enough to put in my salt grinder, but I don't want to wreck my food processer or spice grinder blades. I took the chunks out on the workbench, rolled them in a kitchen towel, and whacked them with a hammer, but all I got was a tiny amount of salt powder. The chunks were still there.

Any ideas how to break them into smaller chunks?
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:51 PM   #2
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As long as you were out at the shop bench, see if there is a wood rasp (file). Blow the dust off and have at it. Sounds like a kitchen (OXO type) grater won't work and this calls for Industrial Strength tools.

Otherwise, set them out on a flat rock for the deer to lick -- only after garden season is over.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:02 PM   #3
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Thanks Whiska. I want to bash it into chunks that are small enough to fit into my grinder. I may have to take it to the driveway and hit it with a sledge hammer. That stuff is amazingly hard!
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:28 PM   #4
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Does the salt look something like these? These could be hard to crack into small enough edible pieces. Maybe you could put them in the bathtub and visualize you are on a seaside vacation.

http://www.amazon.com/HEALTHandMED-H.../dp/B001O290FE
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:56 PM   #5
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This salt packet I got is touted for culinary use, not for bathing Guess I'll try a sledge hammer with it in a pillow case or whap it continuously with a shovel. Or a rock. I just want to be able to grind it up and put it on stuff!
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:06 PM   #6
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Does the salt look something like these? These could be hard to crack into small enough edible pieces. Maybe you could put them in the bathtub and visualize you are on a seaside vacation.
Right. A seaside vacation in the Himalayas.


Did you read the part that said "Perfect for Salt Lamps, Ionizing, and many other uses. Recommended for external use only"?
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Be sure to keep us up to date on the salt adventures.
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:30 AM   #8
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Did you read the part that said "Perfect for Salt Lamps, Ionizing, and many other uses. Recommended for external use only"?
Of course I read this. I wanted DL to see it without being blatant. And I was unable to google up any practical info. She says the bag identifies as edible. Good.

However, I do retract offering to the deer. The only place one should ever set out a salt block for them, no matter how pretty they are, is if one is a hunter and then put some out near your deer stand.
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:36 AM   #9
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Oh jeez. I would never put them out for the deer! They've already chomped off my ornamental sweet potato vines and are working on my blueberries. No shortage of critters here!
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:44 AM   #10
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Well, it was more a tongue in cheek deer offering. I live in the heart of the city, close to a creek and 2 city lakes We have deer, also foxes and coyotes and raccoons, some pretty cool wading birds and more. I feed birds in the bird feeders. DxW feeds her squirrels too, readily identified as the fattest and slowest on her block. Her dog still can't catch 'em .

I hope you find a work around to use your salt.
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