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12-16-2013, 06:36 PM
Are they good for anything. I have been spending evenings shelling pecans. Someone gave us 25 lbs. I wonder if the shells could be used to soften water some way. Black water tonic and such is pretty expensive. What would happen if I crushed some and put them in the filter (in a mesh bag)? I don't know what pecan shells are made of?

12-16-2013, 07:19 PM
I googled "what is the chemistry of pecan shells" and These interesting reads popped right up.
So it turns out that they are useful for more than just making me jealous that you have so many pecans!

12-17-2013, 06:25 AM
I would expect that you would have a lot of tannin released. Otherwise you can use the shell instead of charcoal for a BBQ.