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Title: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 27, 2020, 11:14:20 AM
Welcome to the Hanson Fish Co Black Friday Group Buy!!

(Actually, we're just launching on Black Friday this year, delivery window will be between Dec 14 and Dec 22.  I just couldnít resist the hype, thoughÖ)



I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving, and I want to start out with a very sincere ďTHANK YOU HUNTWAĒ for your previous support.  I am hoping to continue to earn your business this year and in the future, and will work my tail off to do so.   There are a few changes in this yearís group buy Ė read on!

Big Change #1 Ė I am migrating the group buy to an online ordering system.  Link in giant blue below. That will make all of our orders more accurate (ahem, thatís on me), and you will be able to lock in your order instantaneously.  Iíve loaded all available inventory into that system, so if you can order it, itís yours.  You will also be able to select your drop off location in the system as well, and I will have a list of each buyer Iím supposed to meet at each stop, with what products.  We tested this out over the summer (huge, ultra-mega shout-out to @ctwiggs1 for all of his coaching and effort he put into that) so it would be a smooth operation for us here at HuntWa. 

Big Change #2 Ė Iím now taking credit cards (Sorry, no AMEX).  You can pay when you order Ė or if you prefer, you can still pay me cash or check at the pickup.  That saves me a few bucks and helps me keep the pricing low, but I wanted to get the credit card option going to help everybody have a great Christmas.

Big Change #3 Ė We are pretty limited on products this year, mainly due to Covid.  No tuna, rockfish or lingcod portions.  Plenty of halibut, black cod, scallops, prawns and FAS fish though.  I am light on coho this year, canít blame that one on Covid.  The run was extremely poor, and I focused more on Kings than Coho during the very short time they were pushing through.  Thatís on me. 

Medium Change #4 Ė I am delivering into Wenatchee, over Highway 2 and up 395 to Addy!  While I appreciate my Northeast Mules that have made it happen in the past, Iíve increased my range this year.   Thatís because of Medium Change #5Ö

Medium Change #5 Ė I am renting a freezer trailer to tow behind me this year. I will be bringing some extra products wherever I go as well.  I have had to change a few locations of drop-off points to accommodate my new length, however.  That means no more Buzz In, Marysville!

Small Change #6 Ė Covid protocols. I know, I know.  But I have to do it.  Since some of the counties are in Phase 2, and some are in Phase 3, I need to operate this drop off as a Phase 2 operation everywhere I go.   So Iím compelled to suggest the following:

*mask wearing at the pickup
*keeping a distance of 6 feet apart
* Minimizing our time at each drop off point
*No more than 5 people  (thatís me and 4 hunt-waíers), gathered around the truck at a time.

If we have a tailgate party forming, you just know some Karen will be calling the Swat Team on us.  So if I have a big drop off point somewhere, Iíll be planning on spending some extra time there so we can spread out the traffic.

I will be adding product to this as it becomes available.  I am still tracking down some king and coho portions and filets, and as soon as the cold storage locates them Iíll get them up.

Basic drop off areas are listed below.  You can find the exact sites when you place your order on the website.  If you donít want to order through the site, send me a PM with your order and a cell number I can text back to (very important).  Weíll get you fish one way or another, but not ordering through the site risks your PM order being bounced by an online order.  So if possible, best to order through the site.

Drop off points-

North Sound-

        BELLINGHAM - Fred Meyer  Dec 16, 8 AM

   BURLINGTON - McDonald's Parking lot  Dec 16, 9 AM

Central Sound-

   MARYSVILLE - Albertsons @ Town Center Shopping Complex Dec 16, 11AM to 1PM

        MONROE - Fred Meyer Dec 16, 2 PM

   BOTHELL - Country Inn & Suites DEC 16, 3 PM
   
   ISSAQUAH - Home Depot  Dec 20, 10 AM


South Sound-

   SOUTH SEATTLE - South Center  Dec 20, 9 AM

   FIFE - Foothills Family Furniture  Dec 20, 8 AM

   ENUMCLAW - Mason Jar Farm Dec 19, 10 AM-1 PM

   OLYMPIA - Olympia Square Shopping Center  Dec 17, 2 PM


Kitsap Peninsula

   POULSBO - Walmart Supercenter  Dec 17 10:30 AM

   BREMERTON - Winco Foods Dec 17, 11:30 AM

   SHELTON - Fred Meyer parking lot Dec 17, 1:00 PM


SouthWest Wa

   CENTRALIA - Chevron Centralia  Dec 17, 3:00 PM

   VANCOUVER  - Bi-Mart Falk Road Dec 21, 7:00 PM

Eastern Wa

        WENATCHEE - ARBY'S Ded 20, 1 PM
      
   PASCO - HAPO Center  Dec 21, 1:30 PM

   ADDY - Judy's Java  Dec 20, 6:00 PM

   SPOKANE NORTH - Safeway Francis / Monroe  Dec 20, 7:30 PM

   SPOKANE VALLEY - Albertson's Highway 27 / 32nd Ave  Dec 21, 8 AM

   WALLA WALLA - NAPA Auto Parts Parking Lot  Dec 21, NOON

        GOLDENDALE - Chevron  Dec 21, 4:30 PM


   
This is not a definitive list of drop-off points, and I will probably cull a few.  However, if you see that I might be driving right by you on my route and itís a long way to the closest stop, let me know asap and we might be able to add a quick stop in for you.

AndÖ drum rollÖ  Hereís the webstore!  Enjoy shopping, and know I appreciate every bit of support you all have shown me over the years.  I do hope to keep earning that business with great products and service at a great price.

Iíve listed everything I have up for sale right now below and will make changes on the HuntWa site as we go.  Keep up the posting and keep up the chatter on this site though, it helps keep it on the "recent threads" sidebar and keeps the community connection strong.  The more volume we do, the better I can do on pricing for everybody going forward.  And I might be able to afford some of that boat work I've already committed to  :chuckle:


www.hansonfishco.com (http://www.hansonfishco.com)




Golden King Crab Clusters

For the second year, Iím getting Golden King crab from the FV Handler, a big ol' Bering Sea crab boat.  Captain Josh came through for us again!

The Golden (brown) Kings are caught in the Aleutian chain and a bit north into the Bering Sea.  They are smaller than Red Kings, but roughly half the price per pound and they are super tasty.  These are "clusters" that include legs, claws and the very meaty body section.  The clusters are pre-cooked and brine frozen, so all you need to do is thaw and reheat.  These are all a 700+ gram sort, so at least 1.5# each cluster.  Big ones will go 2-ish #'s.  They're all pretty close in size.  Pic of that below.  Warning - they are spiny!  I cut the shells with scissors before I reheat them now to save on the bloodletting at the table.

Golden King Crab Clusters, per #= $27.50/#
Golden King Crab Clusters, 28# case = $25/#





Alaskan Weathervane Scallops, 20-30 count

A huge hit last year.  If you've had Weathervane Scallops before, you know what the big deal is.  You can certainly buy cheaper scallops, but those are usually ďwetĒ farmed or East Coast scallops that are soaked in a sodium tripolyphosphate solution to increase the water retention.   All my scallops are ďdryĒ scallops, no phosphates added here.  These Weathervane scallops are again a very limited availability product this year, but because of our successful sale last year I was able to secure a few more pounds.  Still best to get your order in early if you want some.  Available in 1.25# bags, with four individually wrapped 1.25# packages in each box of 5#. 

Alaska Weathervane Scallops, 20-30 count, 1.25# bag = $27
Alaska Weathervane Scallops, 20-30 count, 5# box = $100





Alaskan Spot Prawn Tails, IQF

Individually Quick Frozen Spot Prawn Tails, the perennial favorite.  Spot Prawns are known for their sweet flavor and rich texture. My Spot Prawns are caught in small pots that we bait and check every day.  These pots have virtually no negative effect on the bottom structure and prevent any significant bycatch.
This yearís sort was just slightly smaller than last yearís, more like the first year I sold them.  Right around a 25 count vs. last yearís 21 count.  Probably not really noticeable, but just want you all to know what youíre buying.  I am likely going to be looking for fresh grounds next year with bigger prawns.  But until then Ė these tasty shrimp need a home!

These will be sold in either the 4# bag or 50# case.

4# bag = $60, 2 bags for $110
50# case = $650





Black Cod / Sablefish

A product I bought off of my friendís boats that I had processed at a small processor in Pelican, AK.  They are a very rich, white fleshed fish.  Sablefish have the highest Omega-3 content of any Wild Alaskan fish and are very flavorful.  These are extremely deep water fish, hook-and-line or pot caught out of anywhere from 1200 to 5000'+ feet deep.  Often referred to as ďbutterfish,Ē sablefish are an extremely easy fish to cook to perfection.

These portions are skin-on, 5-7 oz portions per vacpac portion, in a 10# case.  I want everybody to give these things a try if you can.  I may break open some boxes to sell by the pound if enough people want try it but donít want a whole 10# box.  Let me know!

Sablefish vacpac 5-7oz portions in 10# box = $170





Halibut

A product off of my friendís boats that I had processed at a small processor in Pelican, AK.  Wild Gulf of Alaska hook-and- line caught halibut, no further explanation needed! No skin and no bones for easy meal prep.
These portions are skin-off, 7-9 oz portions per vacpac portion, in a 10# case.

Halibut vacpac portions, skin-off, 7-9oz = $190 for a 10# box




Ocean Troll King Salmon

The rare, rich, and delicious Wild Alaskan Ocean Troll king salmon is a very special fish.  Largest of all salmon, chock full of Omega-3ís, and brought to you by the Diamond Lil from the frigid waters of the Gulf of Alaska.  These fish have been at sea for several years packing on that delicious and nutritious oil and fat.  Enticed onto my boat with a hook and line, Ocean Troll King Salmon are at the absolute peak of their nutritional value and flavor.  They are more expensive than other salmon, yes.  But they are worth it Ė there is nothing like an Ocean Troll King Salmon meal being shared with family and friends as part of a special occasion.

Ocean Troll King FAS, whole fish carcass
These are the pinnacle of my personal offerings.  I love my kings, catching these guys is the reason I got into this business!  It shows in every step of process I go through to produce these babies.  If you donít have a plan for Christmas dinner yet, perhaps start a new tradition with a Christmas King from the Diamond Lil!  :thumbsup: My FAS carcasses range from about 8# to 20#.  I have a few giants, too, if you really want to go big.  Let me know what size of carcass youíre after and Iíll do my best to get it on the truck for you.

Ocean Troll King FAS, whole fish carcass = $16/#




Ocean Troll Coho

The old trollerís standby.  Normally I have plenty of coho, but it was the second worst coho year for trollers since 1988, and I spent most of my August focused on kings - so coho is in extremely limited supply this year. 

Ocean Troll Coho FAS, whole fish carcass = $8/#




Ocean Troll Chum Salmon, FAS carcass

Really nice ocean chum salmon, Frozen At Sea.  Headed and gutted, fish carcass sizes range from 3.5# to just under 10#.  Treated exactly the same as my kings and coho - pressure bled, frozen immediately and glazed.  I catch a few of these every year while king and coho fishing, and have a small amount I haven't yet sold.  Chum have gotten a bad rap over the years, but these dime-bright ocean fish will impress.  I'm offering these up here because I think there's probably a group of folks that want to put a big smoker load project together, or maybe some folks that just want to try them on the grill.  I've pickled them with great results as well.  Available by the 50# net case.

The FAS Chum 50# case = $250  $225  $150
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: pianoman9701 on November 27, 2020, 11:23:12 AM
Linda and I will be expecting a visit.  :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: MtnMuley on November 27, 2020, 11:42:03 AM
Order placed!  Thanks Chris :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Taco280AI on November 27, 2020, 11:51:39 AM
Buy with confidence

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Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 27, 2020, 12:09:19 PM
Thanks Taco!  You make that stuff look good  :drool:

Linda and I will be expecting a visit.  :tup:

Look forward to it every year.  Should probably put your patio on the list as a delivery point.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 92xj on November 27, 2020, 02:38:41 PM
Does it make sense to wait until the salmon is loaded to make one order, or should we make an order now on the things showing on the site and then place a second order when things get loaded?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 27, 2020, 03:00:27 PM
Does it make sense to wait until the salmon is loaded to make one order, or should we make an order now on the things showing on the site and then place a second order when things get loaded?
Good question.
I would place an order now but don't pay for it (just select pay at pickup), and lock down what you want.  Then add to the order later.  Things moving pretty fast.  I would hate to have someone miss out on scallops or hali because they waited for my logistics chain to catch up with me.  :bash: 

99% sure I can take a card on my phone at the delivery if we need to go that route. Haven't tested that yet but will.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: robodad on November 27, 2020, 03:21:16 PM
Can you give me an idea how many shrimp/lb and also are they cooked already or just IQF ?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 27, 2020, 03:28:00 PM
Can you give me an idea how many shrimp/lb and also are they cooked already or just IQF ?

Just IQF - I rip the heads off and freeze those tails right away.  :tup:

They are just a little smaller than last year - I'm guessing a 25 count this year vs last year's 21-22 count.  Lot more males this year.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: robodad on November 27, 2020, 03:37:23 PM
Can you give me an idea how many shrimp/lb and also are they cooked already or just IQF ?

Just IQF - I rip the heads off and freeze those tails right away.  :tup:

They are just a little smaller than last year - I'm guessing a 25 count this year vs last year's 21-22 count.  Lot more males this year.

Thanks for the quick reply, so about 100 tails for $60 is what I figure !
Just curious how you tell the males from the females ?

Order is in ! Thank you Chris !
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 27, 2020, 03:44:11 PM
That's a good observation - I need to hire an intern just to make him count tails per bag  :chuckle:

Fishing in the fall the females are mostly all "berried up" with eggs. 

Also, little known fact - Spot Prawns are hermaphrodites.  They are born with both eggs and sperm.  The first two years of life they are male, and use up the sperm.  Then they start using up the eggs at year 3, and mostly die off by age 5. 

Pretty interesting stuff.  They don't really "change" so much as they just run out of juice from one tank and start taking from the other.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: robodad on November 27, 2020, 03:57:48 PM
That's a good observation - I need to hire an intern just to make him count tails per bag  :chuckle:

Fishing in the fall the females are mostly all "berried up" with eggs. 

Also, little known fact - Spot Prawns are hermaphrodites.  They are born with both eggs and sperm.  The first two years of life they are male, and use up the sperm.  Then they start using up the eggs at year 3, and mostly die off by age 5. 

Pretty interesting stuff.  They don't really "change" so much as they just run out of juice from one tank and start taking from the other.

Interesting, I knew they were hermaphrodites but wasn't sure how they were determined one or the other !! They all seem to taste the same !  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Twispriver on November 27, 2020, 05:28:25 PM
I don't see the scallops by the box on your site - am I missing something?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Ridgeratt on November 27, 2020, 05:46:21 PM
What is the easiest way to knock the hulls off them.  Wife says that they are great but they are a challenge to get shucked. 😏
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Stein on November 27, 2020, 05:58:44 PM
What is the easiest way to knock the hulls off them.  Wife says that they are great but they are a challenge to get shucked. 😏

Either cook them through or do a quick 10 second dunk in boiling water if you are doing a recipe that doesn't call for cooked shrimp.  After you do a few hundred, you get the hang of it, hard to explain but probably easy to figure out.  For me, it's a two pull process, I grab the meaty end and pull half the shell off and then you pinch the tail and do some shrimp jitsu twist move to get the other half off.  Again, hard to explain in text but easier to show and practice.

Raw spot shrimp are a bit of a challenge and you end up with more than one poke in your hands.  It's doable, but I have found the quick dunk makes the process much easier and doesn't impact the end result.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 27, 2020, 06:32:15 PM
I don't see the scallops by the box on your site - am I missing something?

Good catch.  It is kind of hidden - the site automatically kicks in the discount for the 5# box if you order at least 4 of the 1.25# bags. 
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 2MANY on November 27, 2020, 07:48:25 PM
Howdy Chris.
Your new online site rocks!
Ordered plenty.  😆
Glad to see your change of careers is working out so well.
Cheers!!!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: robodad on November 27, 2020, 08:21:12 PM
What is the easiest way to knock the hulls off them.  Wife says that they are great but they are a challenge to get shucked. 😏

Either cook them through or do a quick 10 second dunk in boiling water if you are doing a recipe that doesn't call for cooked shrimp.  After you do a few hundred, you get the hang of it, hard to explain but probably easy to figure out.  For me, it's a two pull process, I grab the meaty end and pull half the shell off and then you pinch the tail and do some shrimp jitsu twist move to get the other half off.  Again, hard to explain in text but easier to show and practice.

Raw spot shrimp are a bit of a challenge and you end up with more than one poke in your hands.  It's doable, but I have found the quick dunk makes the process much easier and doesn't impact the end result.

What I do is use a pair of those cuticle scissors and just cut the shell right up the vein and then they just practically fall out. Just stick your thumb in there and evict em !!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: RB on November 27, 2020, 08:35:03 PM
Order placed, see you soon, thanks for getting this together again!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dan-o on November 27, 2020, 10:04:32 PM
So, are you afraid to stop in Auburn this year?
Were we really that scary the last couple stops?

We will be doing crab with our prime rib for Christmas......  even if i have to drive to Fife to pick it up.   
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 27, 2020, 10:15:19 PM
Howdy Chris.
Your new online site rocks!
Ordered plenty.  😆
Glad to see your change of careers is working out so well.
Cheers!!!

Ya you did.  :tup:

Gotta give credit where credit is due - @ctwiggs1 kept kicking my butt until I finally accepted this store as the way to go.  I'm glad it's working for everybody.

Thanks again for the support, I'll update the delivery dates as soon as I can!

So, are you afraid to stop in Auburn this year?
Were we really that scary the last couple stops?

We will be doing crab with our prime rib for Christmas......  even if i have to drive to Fife to pick it up.   

You are terrifying, big guy.   :chuckle:

I haven't cast the delivery list in cement yet, we have room for some massaging.  Any interest in meeting up with us at the Mason Jar farm in Enumclaw?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 27, 2020, 10:16:15 PM
Order placed, see you soon, thanks for getting this together again!

Thanks RB, looking forward to seein' ya.  We'll talk SE brownies, I'm sure...  :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dan-o on November 27, 2020, 10:31:44 PM
Howdy Chris.
Your new online site rocks!
Ordered plenty.  😆
Glad to see your change of careers is working out so well.
Cheers!!!

Ya you did.  :tup:

Gotta give credit where credit is due - @ctwiggs1 kept kicking my butt until I finally accepted this store as the way to go.  I'm glad it's working for everybody.

Thanks again for the support, I'll update the delivery dates as soon as I can!

So, are you afraid to stop in Auburn this year?
Were we really that scary the last couple stops?

We will be doing crab with our prime rib for Christmas......  even if i have to drive to Fife to pick it up.   

You are terrifying, big guy.   :chuckle:

I haven't cast the delivery list in cement yet, we have room for some massaging.  Any interest in meeting up with us at the Mason Jar farm in Enumclaw?

Just flipping you a little grief.

I'm happy to make Fife or Enumclaw.

Just not Lake Stevens......   There's a dude up there that eats deer balls, which is scarier than anything in Auburn.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: h20hunter on November 27, 2020, 10:40:01 PM
Nut Nuggets. Get it right yo.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on November 27, 2020, 10:46:32 PM
Donít you dare come to Enumclaw and not let me put a face to a name Dan-o!  In all seriousness, I could always grab your order and bring it to my work in Auburn the following Monday if you want.

You ever pull off that nut job Devin??
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: h20hunter on November 27, 2020, 10:54:33 PM
Sure did.  Wednesday evening.  There is a thread in the cooking section.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 27, 2020, 11:23:52 PM
You ever pull off that nut job Devin??

 :o   :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Sitka_Blacktail on November 28, 2020, 05:49:42 AM
What is the easiest way to knock the hulls off them.  Wife says that they are great but they are a challenge to get shucked. 😏

Ridgeratt, get your wife one of these sheller/deveiners. They work great. I thought I was pretty good at shelling shrimp until a friend in Alaska, who is from Florida, went shrimping with me. When she found out I didn't have one, she bought me one and they really do help. Sometimes you don't know what you are missing until someone shows you.

http://www.goodcook.com/products/shrimp-tool/
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on November 28, 2020, 06:33:10 AM
That little fella just landed in my amazon cart. Thanks Sitka BT! :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Sitka_Blacktail on November 28, 2020, 06:56:02 AM
That little fella just landed in my amazon cart. Thanks Sitka BT! :tup:

Glad to help!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Caseknife on November 28, 2020, 07:31:19 AM
Order is in, Chris.  Missed the payment area though.  See you in Addy :)
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: duchunter on November 28, 2020, 08:21:15 AM
Do you prefer cash or credit card?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 28, 2020, 09:06:36 AM
Do you prefer cash or credit card?

Great question - I didn't address payments in the first post. 

Short version - I'm good with either.   :tup:

Cash or check at pickup has never let me down (prefer cash for your first purchase if you're relatively unknown here, but no HuntWa'er has bounced a check on me yet). I know a few folks that wanted some fish couldn't buy in years past because the holidays vacuumed up all their ready cash, so that's why I decided to bite the bullet and start taking cards too.

Hope this helps-
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: duchunter on November 28, 2020, 09:22:04 AM
Ok i will pay cash and I have put in an order,
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Halo on November 28, 2020, 08:45:49 PM
Order in. Can't wait to get my seafood fix.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dan-o on November 28, 2020, 09:09:22 PM
Donít you dare come to Enumclaw and not let me put a face to a name Dan-o!  In all seriousness, I could always grab your order and bring it to my work in Auburn the following Monday if you want.

You ever pull off that nut job Devin??

Thanks Curtis.

I selected Enumclaw......   if I can't make it I'd love for you to gab my order and we can meet up.   
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on November 28, 2020, 09:20:56 PM
Donít you dare come to Enumclaw and not let me put a face to a name Dan-o!  In all seriousness, I could always grab your order and bring it to my work in Auburn the following Monday if you want.

You ever pull off that nut job Devin??

Thanks Curtis.

I selected Enumclaw......   if I can't make it I'd love for you to gab my order and we can meet up.

No problem. Just let me know man!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Birdguy on November 28, 2020, 09:53:37 PM
Got the initial order placed!! May well be more to come but have a placeholder in! Thank you!! Glad I saw this tonight!!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 28, 2020, 10:13:40 PM
Order in. Can't wait to get my seafood fix.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 28, 2020, 10:15:13 PM
Donít you dare come to Enumclaw and not let me put a face to a name Dan-o!  In all seriousness, I could always grab your order and bring it to my work in Auburn the following Monday if you want.

You ever pull off that nut job Devin??

Thanks Curtis.

I selected Enumclaw......   if I can't make it I'd love for you to gab my order and we can meet up.

Oh no way man.  We gotta meet up.  I owe you a fist bump, or elbow tap, or leg hump... whatever you guys are doing down there now  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: WSU on November 28, 2020, 10:20:45 PM
These are really good prices. The quality is amazing. Way better that than what you buy at the store. 
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: h20hunter on November 28, 2020, 10:56:19 PM
100%.

I'm kind of an all or nothing kind of guy.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on November 29, 2020, 06:36:59 AM
100%.

I'm kind of an all or nothing kind of guy.

Is that in response to the spot prawns or the leg humping?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: NRA4LIFE on November 29, 2020, 08:16:14 AM
YUM!  King crab for Christmas eve dinner.  Can't wait.  See you on the 19th in Enumclaw.  I promise I'll be there in person this year.  And vertical!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Caseknife on November 29, 2020, 08:40:18 AM
Just added a case of Weathervanes to my order.  Can thank Taco for that, need his recipe, those scallops look decadent.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Taco280AI on November 29, 2020, 09:48:25 AM
Just salt and pepper. Get a pan good and hot with olive oil, 1 minute on each side (IIRC). That's it. And like with most other meat, leave out at room temp for at least 30 minutes.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dan-o on November 29, 2020, 10:23:58 AM
Donít you dare come to Enumclaw and not let me put a face to a name Dan-o!  In all seriousness, I could always grab your order and bring it to my work in Auburn the following Monday if you want.

You ever pull off that nut job Devin??

Thanks Curtis.

I selected Enumclaw......   if I can't make it I'd love for you to gab my order and we can meet up.

Oh no way man.  We gotta meet up.  I owe you a fist bump, or elbow tap, or leg hump... whatever you guys are doing down there now  :chuckle:

I plan to see you there, boss.
Just good to know  Curtis has my back, in case I cant.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: CaNINE on November 29, 2020, 12:56:00 PM
Just placed my first order.  Looking forward to some good eating this winter!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Caseknife on November 29, 2020, 03:11:31 PM
Just salt and pepper. Get a pan good and hot with olive oil, 2 minutes on each side (IIRC). That's it. And like with most other meat, leave out at room temp for at least 30 minutes.

Thanks, Taco, should be able to replicate that recipe :P
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: elkaholic123 on November 29, 2020, 03:39:29 PM
Thanks again for doing this Chris, order is in!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: wadu1 on November 29, 2020, 04:36:10 PM
Order placed, PU in Fife
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Stein on November 29, 2020, 04:54:33 PM
If anyone in north puget wants to split a box of black cod, shoot me a PM.  I can pick it up and store it frozen and meet you anytime between Everett and Mt Vernon, I just don't need a full box now.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Taco280AI on November 29, 2020, 07:31:56 PM
Just salt and pepper. Get a pan good and hot with olive oil, 2 minutes on each side (IIRC). That's it. And like with most other meat, leave out at room temp for at least 30 minutes.

Thanks, Taco, should be able to replicate that recipe :P

Wasn't much of a recipe, just something I tried and worked well. It's been a while though, too long.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 29, 2020, 08:05:42 PM
If anyone in north puget wants to split a box of black cod, shoot me a PM.  I can pick it up and store it frozen and meet you anytime between Everett and Mt Vernon, I just don't need a full box now.

How about I facilitate this?  If anyone anywhere wants to split it with Stein, let's make it happen.  I'll deliver the other half.  :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 29, 2020, 08:07:00 PM
Order placed, PU in Fife

I'll text ya sooner this time  :chuckle:

You ever find a lid on your stash for that #8 Griswold?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 29, 2020, 08:08:02 PM
Thanks again for doing this Chris, order is in!

Thank you Jerry  :tup:
See ya soon-
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: wadu1 on November 29, 2020, 08:15:12 PM
Order placed, PU in Fife

I'll text ya sooner this time  :chuckle:

You ever find a lid on your stash for that #8 Griswold?
That's a 10" isn't it? 
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 7mmfan on November 29, 2020, 08:32:34 PM
Order placed, PU in Fife

I'll text ya sooner this time  :chuckle:

You ever find a lid on your stash for that #8 Griswold?
That's a 10" isn't it?
That's what she said.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: emac on November 29, 2020, 08:32:35 PM
When do orders need to be placed and you did say you were coming through Wenatchee

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Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on November 29, 2020, 08:37:32 PM
Yo - I could do 5 more of black cod. 

PM me your PayPal Stein and Iíll send you halfsies.   Chris can just bring it along when he comes down to Enumclaw.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 29, 2020, 09:05:46 PM
When do orders need to be placed and you did say you were coming through Wenatchee

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Yessir, Wenatchee is on the list this year.  I haven't set the exact date yet, I should be able to build my route by the middle of the week. 

I think we can take orders on this up to about the 9th.  I'll have a "couple day warning" post up here when we get it figured out.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Woodchuck on November 30, 2020, 05:54:02 AM
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Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on November 30, 2020, 09:30:22 AM
Order placed!  Merry Christmas to me!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dan-o on November 30, 2020, 09:33:07 AM
@Woodchuck
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Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Woodchuck on November 30, 2020, 09:35:34 AM
@Woodchuck
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:chuckle: Just tryin to help a brother out man.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 30, 2020, 09:42:36 AM
@Woodchuck
@Woodchuck
@Woodchuck
@Woodchuck
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:chuckle: Just tryin to help a brother out man.

Haha, that's right Dan-o! 

Just an FYI - this is my "@ spam" list I use to let people who have shown interest in the past know that we are doing another group buy.  If you are on this list and don't want to be, send me a pm and I'll be happy to take you off of it.   :tup:
Except Dan-o. I'm going to spam him every day now  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Woodchuck on November 30, 2020, 09:45:46 AM
@Woodchuck
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:chuckle: Just tryin to help a brother out man.

Haha, that's right Dan-o! 

Just an FYI - this is my "@ spam" list I use to let people who have shown interest in the past know that we are doing another group buy.  If you are on this list and don't want to be, send me a pm and I'll be happy to take you off of it.   :tup:
Except Dan-o. I'm going to spam him every day now  :chuckle:
@Dan-o
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dan-o on November 30, 2020, 10:34:54 AM
@Woodchuck
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@Woodchuck
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@Woodchuck
:chuckle: Just tryin to help a brother out man.

Haha, that's right Dan-o! 

Just an FYI - this is my "@ spam" list I use to let people who have shown interest in the past know that we are doing another group buy.  If you are on this list and don't want to be, send me a pm and I'll be happy to take you off of it.   :tup:
Except Dan-o. I'm going to spam him every day now  :chuckle:
@Dan-o

@LOL.    :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: asmith on November 30, 2020, 11:19:37 AM
Ill be getting my order in tomorrow, on payday!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Green Tree on November 30, 2020, 04:16:31 PM
Orders in, looking forward to chowing down.  :drool:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: wadu1 on November 30, 2020, 04:31:42 PM
What is the easiest way to knock the hulls off them.  Wife says that they are great but they are a challenge to get shucked. 😏

Ridgeratt, get your wife one of these sheller/deveiners. They work great. I thought I was pretty good at shelling shrimp until a friend in Alaska, who is from Florida, went shrimping with me. When she found out I didn't have one, she bought me one and they really do help. Sometimes you don't know what you are missing until someone shows you.

http://www.goodcook.com/products/shrimp-tool/
As Sitka BT said they work great, we have two. They were freebees at a cooking show in Seattle when it was a safe place to go. The P.I. cooking editor was handing them out and a little demo.
@Sitka_Blacktail
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Caseknife on November 30, 2020, 04:42:57 PM
Chris, hope it is ok that I directed my hunting partner to your site even though he's not a HW member.  He did order a case of halibut to be delivered to Spokane Valley.  Are you going to have any individual salmon fillets available like last year?
Tom
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 30, 2020, 10:28:44 PM
Ill be getting my order in tomorrow, on payday!

I'll be coming through on Hwy 2 this year, FYI  :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on November 30, 2020, 10:32:47 PM
Chris, hope it is ok that I directed my hunting partner to your site even though he's not a HW member.  He did order a case of halibut to be delivered to Spokane Valley.  Are you going to have any individual salmon fillets available like last year?
Tom

No problem at all getting your partner in on this, thanks for the referral  :tup:

We are tracking down my salmon filets and portions.  They got entered into the wrong inventory, but nobody seems to know who's inventory it is. I know they are in Washington, at one of two cold storage facilities.   :bash: I hope to have a definitive answer soon.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: asmith on December 01, 2020, 12:33:37 PM
Ill be getting my order in tomorrow, on payday!

I'll be coming through on Hwy 2 this year, FYI  :tup:

Order placed!!  Got a box of that sablefish as well, give it a try.

If you come through Davenport on highway 2 and don't mind a quick stop to stretch your legs, I could meet right there as im in town.  Put a little note in the order as well saying the same. 
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 01, 2020, 12:37:45 PM
That sablefish is dang good.  If I can swing the cost, I just may buy another 10lb box just to have.  Last night we dredged a bunch of chunks in olive oil/rub and air fried them for 15 minutes or so.  Got a nice crisp on the outside.  Dang good stuff.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Wingin it on December 01, 2020, 07:45:59 PM
Order is placed! I've bought from Chris before and it was all fantastic! Don't hesitate to buy.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Mossy on December 02, 2020, 07:02:25 AM
Anyone in Spokane want to split some halibut or sablefish?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dhoey07 on December 02, 2020, 09:59:09 AM
Anyone in Spokane willing to split a case of chums???
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Caseknife on December 02, 2020, 07:16:52 PM
I've been hemming and hawing over the Keta, but I don't have the filleting skills.  I've been processing my own game meat for 40 years, but can't fillet a fish worth beans.  I've been a little leery of getting the full fish, afraid I wouldn't do it justice and waist too much.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 02, 2020, 07:29:31 PM
I've been hemming and hawing over the Keta, but I don't have the filleting skills.  I've been processing my own game meat for 40 years, but can't fillet a fish worth beans.  I've been a little leery of getting the full fish, afraid I wouldn't do it justice and waist too much.

Dude.  We need to talk.  PM your phone number so I can text you some pics.  Zero meat will go to waste.

Iím not a good filleter either.  Nothing goes to waste tho.  Easy peasy
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: wadu1 on December 02, 2020, 07:36:24 PM
That sablefish is dang good.  If I can swing the cost, I just may buy another 10lb box just to have.  Last night we dredged a bunch of chunks in olive oil/rub and air fried them for 15 minutes or so.  Got a nice crisp on the outside.  Dang good stuff.
Damn, now I need to get an air frier
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Angry Perch on December 02, 2020, 07:40:34 PM
I've been hemming and hawing over the Keta, but I don't have the filleting skills.  I've been processing my own game meat for 40 years, but can't fillet a fish worth beans.  I've been a little leery of getting the full fish, afraid I wouldn't do it justice and waist too much.

I felt a bit like you, so I looked at it like butchering a salmon, not filleting. A mis-cut is not a loss at all. Just like ctwiggs1 said, there's no waste. It just goes in the burger (fish cake, dip, etc.) pile. I put this together yesterday (full disclosure, with the help of my teenage daughter) to try and show what a regular Joe can do.

t=3s
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 02, 2020, 07:42:54 PM
That sablefish is dang good.  If I can swing the cost, I just may buy another 10lb box just to have.  Last night we dredged a bunch of chunks in olive oil/rub and air fried them for 15 minutes or so.  Got a nice crisp on the outside.  Dang good stuff.
Damn, now I need to get an air frier

Oh dude itís been a life changer.  I love it.  Got it for Fatherís Day and itís used weekly at a minimum.  Our microwave died and I donít think Iím going to replace it.  Between the air fryer and the oven, we are set.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Romulus1297 on December 02, 2020, 07:43:01 PM
Out of fish but only a few weeks to wait.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Stein on December 02, 2020, 07:45:23 PM
Honestly, it's just a bit of practice.  You will either leave a bit of meat on the carcass or take some bones with your filet.  Both are completely fixable, bones are trimmed like silverskin is and meat on the carcass is just like trimming bones on a big game animal.

It will be worlds better than anything you are buying at the grocery store.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 02, 2020, 07:52:05 PM
FWIW I purchased some of Chrisís chum before.  Significantly better than what I imagined given the trash talking chum get.

If I had a bigger smoker, Iíd pick up a box and make some 1lb snack packs for the year.

Still tempted to buy a box just to have more fillets in the freezer.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 7mmfan on December 02, 2020, 07:55:50 PM
I fillet pretty dang well in my opinion. Others would disagree with me. Either way,  I did an experiment last week with a full king. Probably a 15# carcass. I filleted it and then smoked the carcass. Between collars and meat left on carcass I had 12 oz of smoked fish. I scraped it all off the carcass and made a dip. Zero waste.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 7mmfan on December 02, 2020, 08:04:18 PM
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Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 02, 2020, 08:36:50 PM
@7mmfan yeah youíre one of the Samuraiís I referenced in my Facebook post
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 02, 2020, 08:38:00 PM
I've been hemming and hawing over the Keta, but I don't have the filleting skills.  I've been processing my own game meat for 40 years, but can't fillet a fish worth beans.  I've been a little leery of getting the full fish, afraid I wouldn't do it justice and waist too much.

I felt a bit like you, so I looked at it like butchering a salmon, not filleting. A mis-cut is not a loss at all. Just like ctwiggs1 said, there's no waste. It just goes in the burger (fish cake, dip, etc.) pile. I put this together yesterday (full disclosure, with the help of my teenage daughter) to try and show what a regular Joe can do.

t=3s

You're such a showoff   :chuckle:

Jokes, jokes.  I asked Angry to post this since the topic came up.

All of the guys are right  - there is no waste if you scrape the frame at the end.  It really doesn't matter what your knife skills are, and there's no way to improve them without practice!

As a public service announcement, I'd like to emphasize - don't toss the collars!  Grilled salmon collars are a treat and a half, and I spent most of my life throwing them away before I learned.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Sitka_Blacktail on December 02, 2020, 08:47:34 PM
I've been hemming and hawing over the Keta, but I don't have the filleting skills.  I've been processing my own game meat for 40 years, but can't fillet a fish worth beans.  I've been a little leery of getting the full fish, afraid I wouldn't do it justice and waist too much.

Here. You want to learn to fillet right, watch this video of my friend, Irenio, who works at the cannery I fish for. Notice he doesn't "saw" with the knife, he just pushes it through the cut. This requires a very sharp knife. I have watch Irenio fillet 4-5 fish in a minute and each cut is perfect. He says in his prime, he could fillet 6-7 fish per minute. But remember, speed doesn't matter if you are mangling the fish or wasting meat from bad cuts. Like anything else, it's good to start slow and get the technique down, then the speed will come naturally.

Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 7mmfan on December 02, 2020, 08:52:59 PM
@7mmfan yeah youíre one of the Samuraiís I referenced in my Facebook post

I'm flattered! I'm far from samurai status, but once I learned how to sharpen my dang knives I got a lot better!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dhoey07 on December 02, 2020, 08:54:22 PM
Smoke the fillets and what I mess up with my knife is getting canned so yeah, zero waste  :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Angry Perch on December 02, 2020, 09:00:36 PM
@7mmfan yeah youíre one of the Samuraiís I referenced in my Facebook post

I'm flattered! I'm far from samurai status, but once I learned how to sharpen my dang knives I got a lot better!

Definite Samurai, and X3 on the sharp knives.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Angry Perch on December 02, 2020, 09:04:24 PM
I've been hemming and hawing over the Keta, but I don't have the filleting skills.  I've been processing my own game meat for 40 years, but can't fillet a fish worth beans.  I've been a little leery of getting the full fish, afraid I wouldn't do it justice and waist too much.

Here. You want to learn to fillet right, watch this video of my friend, Irenio, who works at the cannery I fish for. Notice he doesn't "saw" with the knife, he just pushes it through the cut. This requires a very sharp knife. I have watch Irenio fillet 4-5 fish in a minute and each cut is perfect. He says in his prime, he could fillet 6-7 fish per minute. But remember, speed doesn't matter if you are mangling the fish or wasting meat from bad cuts. Like anything else, it's good to start slow and get the technique down, then the speed will come naturally.


Wow! Irenio is my new man crush. That's crazy!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 7mmfan on December 02, 2020, 09:12:00 PM
I've been hemming and hawing over the Keta, but I don't have the filleting skills.  I've been processing my own game meat for 40 years, but can't fillet a fish worth beans.  I've been a little leery of getting the full fish, afraid I wouldn't do it justice and waist too much.

Here. You want to learn to fillet right, watch this video of my friend, Irenio, who works at the cannery I fish for. Notice he doesn't "saw" with the knife, he just pushes it through the cut. This requires a very sharp knife. I have watch Irenio fillet 4-5 fish in a minute and each cut is perfect. He says in his prime, he could fillet 6-7 fish per minute. But remember, speed doesn't matter if you are mangling the fish or wasting meat from bad cuts. Like anything else, it's good to start slow and get the technique down, then the speed will come naturally.


That guy is samurai.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: fishinnut30 on December 03, 2020, 08:36:18 AM
Would you be coming down the Gorge around Hood River or White Salmon on your trip from Yakima to Vancouver ?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: lastmk8 on December 03, 2020, 09:37:54 AM
So if I remember correctly, someone on here, a regular I believe, once posted his "no fail" recipe for smoked Coho, specifically this product from Chris and the Diamond Lil.  Well, I've tried to due my part and searched many old posts, unfortunately I can't find it.  I believe you posted your recipe, with instructions and pic's of the final product.  I recall you telling us it was very easy and very hard to mess it up.  If you are out there, could you be so kind as to post it again for my dumb ass that can't seem to find it from previous posts. 

Picked up a new smoker recently and i have some of Chris's great product coming my way soon.  I want to be ready to get some of these on the smoker right away.  Thanks in advance if you are able to hook us up once again.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 03, 2020, 09:40:04 AM
I haven't posted it but I can tell you I've done this with everything from trout to chum to coho and it's always put a smile on people's face

It's stupid easy and dang good

https://honest-food.net/how-to-smoke-salmon-recipe/
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: h20hunter on December 03, 2020, 10:25:27 AM
Sure...


3 to 1

Brown sugar to kosher salt. Mix, cover fish fully. Let sit for 3 or 4 hours or 24 if you want.

Rinse, cold water,  rinse again.

Air dry. 1 hour.

Smoke it. Let it cool. Vac pack it, eat it. Imo, the vac packing and resting finishes it off as the oils redistribute.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: h20hunter on December 03, 2020, 10:27:25 AM
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Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Buckmark on December 03, 2020, 10:29:03 AM
Sure...


3 to 1

Brown sugar to kosher salt. Mix, cover fish fully. Let sit for 3 or 4 hours or 24 if you want.

Rinse, cold water,  rinse again.

Air dry. 1 hour.

Smoke it. Let it cool. Vac pack it, eat it. Imo, the vac packing and resting finishes it off as the oils redistribute.
For those new to smoking this is very important
A fan helps sometimes
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: lastmk8 on December 03, 2020, 10:32:01 AM
Dang it, I was pretty sure it was Columbo who posted it.  Thanks for posting again for me. 

Ctwiggs, I'll be giving yours a try also for your efforts.  BTW, that is a pretty nice website you sent.  I see some pastrami being made pretty soon with some of my venison and elk.

Just got the LEM chamber sealer last week, I been smashing some meat in that thing, ready to start on some fish next.  My "truck load" of bags should be here soon.

Thanks again fellas.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Angry Perch on December 03, 2020, 02:19:42 PM
Sure...


3 to 1

Brown sugar to kosher salt. Mix, cover fish fully. Let sit for 3 or 4 hours or 24 if you want.

Rinse, cold water,  rinse again.

Air dry. 1 hour.

Smoke it. Let it cool. Vac pack it, eat it. Imo, the vac packing and resting finishes it off as the oils redistribute.
For those new to smoking this is very important
A fan helps sometimes

Super important. Smoke + wet = yuck.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Caseknife on December 03, 2020, 08:29:51 PM
Thanks all for the hints and support for filleting fish, but I looked in my freezers, and with the fish I already have on order from Chris, probably don't have anymore space.  Something about too much elk, but that's not a bad thing at all.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 03, 2020, 08:31:32 PM
Maybe I need to get into the chest freezer business too...  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: RB on December 03, 2020, 09:23:08 PM
Maybe I need to get into the chest freezer business too...  :chuckle:


Million dollar idea right there! As Larry the cable guy would say.."thats a $400 joke right there" hahaha :)
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Caseknife on December 04, 2020, 06:45:36 AM
Yeah, heard they are kind of hard to come by right now.  Be a bit harder to deliver, little more logistics and a bigger truck :chuckle:  Chest freezer jammed, upright freezer jammed and freezer over the garage fridge is jammed, can't pass on Skillets fish though, I'll find room for what I ordered.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: lastmk8 on December 04, 2020, 07:33:10 AM
Maybe I need to get into the chest freezer business too...  :chuckle:

to much overhead, to many logistic issues, better plan is to swap Elk for Fish.  No new freezers required, just swapping freezer space for freezer space... Then everyone has surf and turf...!!!!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 04, 2020, 07:39:59 AM
About 10 seconds before I squeezed that silky smooth Knight trigger on my elk this year, I thought to my self "This is not a good idea.  I have zero freezer space right now."

Quick trip to Lowe's solved that problem :tup: :tung:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 7mmfan on December 04, 2020, 08:11:32 AM
Can always just "store" a freezer for a guy. Said a month, 2 at most. Been a year. Finally just filled it with deer and elk meat. It's not going anywhere anytime soon now.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: NRA4LIFE on December 04, 2020, 08:26:49 AM
Had the same problem after a moose hunt.  Lowes to the rescue.  Chest freezer #4. Funny though, it now seems to stay full all the time.  I think freezers are kinda like gun safes.

Back on topic, can't wait until the 19th.  For those who haven't had them, the king crab legs are unbelievable. 
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 04, 2020, 08:29:37 AM
Had the same problem after a moose hunt.  Lowes to the rescue.  Chest freezer #4. Funny though, it now seems to stay full all the time.  I think freezers are kinda like gun safes.

Back on topic, can't wait until the 19th.  For those who haven't had them, the king crab legs are unbelievable.

Are you coming to Enumclaw?  I'll be at the pickup.  It'd be great to meet another forum member.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: NRA4LIFE on December 04, 2020, 08:36:16 AM
Yep, I'll be there in Enumclaw.  I like meeting new members also. 
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: b0bbyg on December 04, 2020, 08:57:40 AM
Not sure how I missed this thread until now. Have you already posted dates that you are hitting different areas?  I would pick up from the Vancouver drop.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Katmai Guy on December 05, 2020, 03:19:53 PM
Sure...


3 to 1

Brown sugar to kosher salt. Mix, cover fish fully. Let sit for 3 or 4 hours or 24 if you want.

Rinse, cold water,  rinse again.

Air dry. 1 hour.

Smoke it. Let it cool. Vac pack it, eat it. Imo, the vac packing and resting finishes it off as the oils redistribute.

H20, am assuming this is a dry brine?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 05, 2020, 04:47:37 PM
Not sure how I missed this thread until now. Have you already posted dates that you are hitting different areas?  I would pick up from the Vancouver drop.

I haven't posted the dates yet, putting together a schedule tonight.   :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 05, 2020, 04:51:15 PM
Can always just "store" a freezer for a guy. Said a month, 2 at most. Been a year. Finally just filled it with deer and elk meat. It's not going anywhere anytime soon now.

I bet that freezer got bolted to the floor  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: emac on December 05, 2020, 06:11:16 PM
I just placed my order.  Excited to get.  I thought you were able to pay with a card but it didn't give me that option.  Either way you will get the money

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Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 7mmfan on December 05, 2020, 08:29:21 PM
Can always just "store" a freezer for a guy. Said a month, 2 at most. Been a year. Finally just filled it with deer and elk meat. It's not going anywhere anytime soon now.

I bet that freezer got bolted to the floor  :chuckle:

Might as well be!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 05, 2020, 09:32:39 PM
I just placed my order.  Excited to get.  I thought you were able to pay with a card but it didn't give me that option.  Either way you will get the money

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I'll look into that - cards should be good to go.

Also - finally got the Coho portions, Coho filets, and King portions down to Seattle. Just landed a few hours ago at SeaTac.  We added it to the store - now you have a whole 'nother reason to go back to the www.hansonfishco.com (http://www.hansonfishco.com) site and blow some more of that Christmas bonus  :chuckle:

If you want to add to an order - it's actually easier for everybody to just do a new order for the new products.  I'll make sure it all comes together with your existing order for you.  :tup:

Coho filets are very limited, fyi.  Get in there fast if you want some.  I cut the price on the king portions as well, take a peek.

Thanks everybody - see you soon. This adds wrinkle to the delivery schedule, so I may hold off until Monday to finalize it. I'll send an email to everybody who has ordered when I get it fixed up.

Thanks all!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 05, 2020, 11:15:14 PM
Pretty sure you receiving that shipment just cost me a few more bucks 😂
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Caseknife on December 06, 2020, 06:38:36 AM
Pretty sure you receiving that shipment just cost me a few more bucks 😂
Yep, same here, freezers will be stuffed!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 06, 2020, 11:35:27 AM
Update on the chum, fellas -

I'm cutting price on those cases significantly to move them out.  Dropping from $250 to $150, a 40% discount.  I want to clear out the inventory to lighten my cold storage bill, and with new EU tariffs coming on imported salmon I don't want to be the guy without a chair when the chum music stops.

I've adjusted the price and issued credits for the existing orders of these boxes, you'll see an email from me this morning.  If you were on the fence about it before, now would be a great time to score some to try out.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: robodad on December 06, 2020, 01:49:54 PM
Can you please do that with the shrimp also !!  :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dhoey07 on December 06, 2020, 05:02:22 PM
Update on the chum, fellas -

I'm cutting price on those cases significantly to move them out.  Dropping from $250 to $150, a 40% discount.  I want to clear out the inventory to lighten my cold storage bill, and with new EU tariffs coming on imported salmon I don't want to be the guy without a chair when the chum music stops.

I've adjusted the price and issued credits for the existing orders of these boxes, you'll see an email from me this morning.  If you were on the fence about it before, now would be a great time to score some to try out.

Thanks!

Fine Chris, Iíll order a box. I know that sale was for me  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

3rd order Iíve put in so far  :o
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Mossy on December 06, 2020, 08:06:36 PM
Can you please do that with the shrimp also !!  :IBCOOL:

Moot point;I already bought it all
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 06, 2020, 08:09:13 PM
Fact Check:  Hunt WA fact checkers have confirmed that there is still stock available for Skilletís Alaskan IQF spot prawns. 

 :tup: :tung:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Mossy on December 06, 2020, 08:43:33 PM
Fact Check:  Hunt WA fact checkers have confirmed that there is still stock available for Skilletís Alaskan IQF spot prawns. 

 :tup: :tung:

Whoops, I thought this was the nonresident Idaho thread😏
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 06, 2020, 09:45:27 PM
 :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: GFB_Recon on December 07, 2020, 03:44:19 PM
Just put my order in, Iím already drooling!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 07, 2020, 03:51:57 PM
Hey folks -

I'm going to cut off the scallops and king crab orders at 9pm tomorrow night. Everything else will still be available to order until the 10th.

Let's get those last-minute crab and scallop orders in!  :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: b0bbyg on December 07, 2020, 05:09:56 PM
In for some Halibut  :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: twolabs on December 08, 2020, 07:14:50 AM
I got my Scallops and shrimp order in
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Birdguy on December 08, 2020, 08:03:17 PM
Chris, just placed second order, put a note on it to hopefully make it easier to bundle it up. Thanks again for this, looking forward to it!!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: duramax on December 08, 2020, 08:46:40 PM
Order is in, thanks.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 08, 2020, 08:59:15 PM
Right on folks!  :tup:

Last call on the scallops and king crab, I'd like to get all orders for those two products in tonight since I need to call in the release on those tomorrow am.  They rest of the catalog is still available until the 10th.

Chris, just placed second order, put a note on it to hopefully make it easier to bundle it up. Thanks again for this, looking forward to it!!
Appreciate the note, we'll get you taken care of.   :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dan-o on December 08, 2020, 09:58:47 PM
WHERE IS MY KING CRAB????????
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 09, 2020, 01:00:54 AM
Delivery Schedule -


North Sound-

        BELLINGHAM - Fred Meyer  Dec 16, 8 AM

   BURLINGTON - McDonald's Parking lot  Dec 16, 9 AM

Central Sound-

   MARYSVILLE - Albertsons @ Town Center Shopping Complex Dec 16, 11AM to 1PM

        MONROE - Fred Meyer Dec 16, 2 PM

   BOTHELL - Country Inn & Suites DEC 16, 3 PM
   
   ISSAQUAH - Home Depot  Dec 20, 10 AM


South Sound-

   SOUTH SEATTLE - South Center  Dec 20, 9:00 AM

   FIFE - Foothills Family Furniture  Dec 20, 8:00 AM

   ENUMCLAW - Mason Jar Farm Dec 19, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

   OLYMPIA - Olympia Square Shopping Center  Dec 17, 2:00 PM


Kitsap Peninsula

   POULSBO - Walmart Supercenter  Dec 17 10:30 AM

   BREMERTON - Winco Foods Dec 17, 11:30 AM

   SHELTON - Fred Meyer parking lot Dec 17, 1:00 PM


SouthWest Wa

   CENTRALIA - Chevron Centralia  Dec 17, 3:00 PM

   VANCOUVER  - Bi-Mart Falk Road Dec 21, 7:00 PM

Eastern Wa

        WENATCHEE - ARBY'S Ded 20, 1:00 PM
      
   PASCO - HAPO Center  Dec 21, 1:30 PM

   ADDY - Judy's Java  Dec 20, 6:00 PM

   SPOKANE NORTH - Safeway Francis / Monroe  Dec 20, 7:30 PM

   SPOKANE VALLEY - Albertson's Highway 27 / 32nd Ave  Dec 21, 8:00 AM

   WALLA WALLA - NAPA Auto Parts Parking Lot  Dec 21, NOON

        GOLDENDALE - Chevron  Dec 21, 4:30 PM

Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 2MANY on December 09, 2020, 02:10:59 AM
Yum.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Stein on December 09, 2020, 06:23:34 AM
Do you need the location our orders will be picked up?  I can't remember if it asked in the order process.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 09, 2020, 07:38:38 PM
Do you need the location our orders will be picked up?  I can't remember if it asked in the order process.

Good question.  It does ask everybody to select a location, and should be on the confirmation email you received.  I have a location for every order in my system as well - if you don't see it on your confirmation, PM me the email addy you ordered with and I'll send you a new one.  :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: The scout on December 09, 2020, 07:48:40 PM
SKillet in box is full
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Stein on December 09, 2020, 07:51:55 PM
Do you need the location our orders will be picked up?  I can't remember if it asked in the order process.

Good question.  It does ask everybody to select a location, and should be on the confirmation email you received.  I have a location for every order in my system as well - if you don't see it on your confirmation, PM me the email addy you ordered with and I'll send you a new one.  :tup:

Yep, just looked and the confirmation has the order and location.  Just got a second e-mail with all of the different spots and times.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 92xj on December 09, 2020, 07:54:47 PM
Will you be sending out totals so folks can PayPal friends and family pre-delivery?
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 09, 2020, 08:22:13 PM
SKillet in box is full

 :yike:  I've been dreading this day...
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 09, 2020, 08:27:36 PM
Will you be sending out totals so folks can PayPal friends and family pre-delivery?

With the FAS fish on an order, it's kind of tough to do.  I'll put orders together the best I can, but the bottom line is we'll probably be weighing out FAS fish at the point of sale.  If I had more space and time, I could probably do a better job getting that info out sooner than point of delivery.  If someone was really needing to do that, we can chat - but for most of you guys I've done business with before, I'm ok with getting the weights and money figured out at the delivery and having you paypal me there.  Or cash, or a check.  Or even a card, I can take them on delivery now.

But getting set up to pre-pack FAS fish for delivery will be great -  That's a goal for 2021 for Hanson Fish Co... :tup:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 2MANY on December 09, 2020, 08:58:33 PM
We appreciate what you do.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 92xj on December 09, 2020, 09:06:52 PM
Will you be sending out totals so folks can PayPal friends and family pre-delivery?

With the FAS fish on an order, it's kind of tough to do.  I'll put orders together the best I can, but the bottom line is we'll probably be weighing out FAS fish at the point of sale.  If I had more space and time, I could probably do a better job getting that info out sooner than point of delivery.  If someone was really needing to do that, we can chat - but for most of you guys I've done business with before, I'm ok with getting the weights and money figured out at the delivery and having you paypal me there.  Or cash, or a check.  Or even a card, I can take them on delivery now.

But getting set up to pre-pack FAS fish for delivery will be great -  That's a goal for 2021 for Hanson Fish Co... :tup:

Roger that.
Just figured others would be curious about that process.
I'll be paying in pennies; a set amount each day until the order is paid in full.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 11, 2020, 07:09:24 AM
Never thought about pennies.  I wonder what the weight of a few orders worth of pennies would be.  What's your tow capacity on your rig Skillet? 
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: lastmk8 on December 11, 2020, 08:31:10 AM
Never thought about pennies.  I wonder what the weight of a few orders worth of pennies would be.  What's your tow capacity on your rig Skillet?

Better call for the Brinks truck.  A $15,000 order of fish would be 10,345 pounds of pennies..... and that would be one really pissed off teller at the bank.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Dhoey07 on December 11, 2020, 09:40:00 AM
Never thought about pennies.  I wonder what the weight of a few orders worth of pennies would be.  What's your tow capacity on your rig Skillet?

Better call for the Brinks truck.  A $15,000 order of fish would be 10,345 pounds of pennies..... and that would be one really pissed off teller at the bank.

Just think....if they are pre 1982 pennies, you can almost double your money!!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 12, 2020, 08:58:32 AM
OK folks, last day to order!  Closing the sale site down at midnight tonight.

 :tup:



Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: RB on December 15, 2020, 02:34:12 PM
Trying to Email and it is getting rejected??

Hello,

My wife will be picking up my order tomorrow, Wednesday December 16, in Marysville, she will be there about 11:30. What will you be driving so I can let her know. Also sorry I could not be there this time and thank you for doing this really love the fresh seafood from Alaska!

Bob Beam
RB
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 15, 2020, 02:40:21 PM
Bob - Chris is driving a blue F250 diesel with a huge (very unique) white canopy and towing a 12ft freezer trailer.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: RB on December 15, 2020, 03:31:27 PM
Bob - Chris is driving a blue F250 diesel with a huge (very unique) white canopy and towing a 12ft freezer trailer.

Thank you
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Caseknife on December 15, 2020, 08:16:47 PM
I was just going to look for the truck and trailer Sunday evening in Addy with the group of drooling guys surrounding it :)
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Goldeneye on December 16, 2020, 05:05:25 PM
Chris,  good seeing you tonight and thank you for the fantastic fish.  At least you got to see another kind of harvest in the back of my truck.  The guy with the Santa beard can shoot.  :tup:

Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: wadu1 on December 20, 2020, 10:07:52 AM
Chris,  good seeing you again, thanks for doing this.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Russ McDonald on December 20, 2020, 11:26:59 AM
I guess I missed a few people yesterday.  Thanks Chris nice see you.

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Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: NRA4LIFE on December 20, 2020, 07:49:35 PM
Likewise for me, Chris.  Thanks to Curtis as well and to the young lady helping.  I didn't catch her name as she was quite busy.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on December 21, 2020, 07:27:48 PM
Never in my life did I think we would catch a mess of CHROME Chum salmon in downtown Goldendale, WA! Thanks Chris! Thanks Matt for the  trade offer! :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 7mmfan on December 21, 2020, 07:49:45 PM
Those are great looking chum!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 22, 2020, 08:20:45 AM
Well folks, the HFC 2020 sale is a wrap!  It was great seeing all of you again, and I really enjoyed my Tour De Washington this year.  Thanks to everybody for the extra effort to come out to meet me (I know I'm not quite Amazon Prime here!), and a special thanks to those of you that offered to feed, beer, and house me along the way.  :tup:

A couple of notes on the trip -

I was contacted by a WDFW officer along the way about the sale, and I have to say I was very impressed with his approach to my business in WA.  I interact with a lot of LEO in my fishing business as a matter of course (mostly USCG, NOAA, and AKDFG enforcement), but this encounter was easy, helpful, and educational.


I can't believe I did this without a freezer trailer last year.  Wouldn't have been possible to do the volume we did this year without it. Looks like I'll be buying a freezer trailer or maybe small freezer truck soon. If anybody knows of one coming up for sale, let me know.

I'm also looking to expand my WA operations a bit, and looking at potentially locating a base of operations on the I-5 corridor somewhere between Mount Vernon and the King County line.  If anybody knows of a small commercial property in that area I'd be interested in taking about it.

An extra special thank you, and producer credit, goes to @ctwiggs1 . He was instrumental in making this thing go this year.  His push to move to the web-based ordering through my website was key to keeping things organized.  Thanks man  :tup:

Thanks a lot for yet another successful sale HuntWa!   :tup:

Chris
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 92xj on December 22, 2020, 08:33:38 AM
Thanks for the effort and amazing product Chris!

Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 22, 2020, 08:36:04 AM
Thanks for the effort and amazing product Chris!

It's been a day... Your ready for a refill yet?  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: ctwiggs1 on December 22, 2020, 08:38:20 AM
92 - you've had that stuff for at least 12 hours.  Where's the instagram post??  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 92xj on December 22, 2020, 10:17:13 AM
92 - you've had that stuff for at least 12 hours.  Where's the instagram post??  :chuckle:

I @ed you on my wife's post....
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: 92xj on December 22, 2020, 10:20:32 AM
Thanks for the effort and amazing product Chris!

It's been a day... Your ready for a refill yet?  :chuckle:

Pretty much!!

5 halibut pieces and 1 cod piece are gone from dinner last night.
Tackling the king in a few more hours, almost thawed enough.

I'm thinking by March 1st everything will be gone  :bash:


On a side note, I might have a father in law that will cruise with you to fish for a week whenever you make the journey on the boat again.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 22, 2020, 10:24:46 AM
Thanks Chris and Curtis for dredging the bottom of the freezer and finding me some scallops!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Skillet on December 22, 2020, 11:23:29 AM
Thanks Chris and Curtis for dredging the bottom of the freezer and finding me some scallops!

Curtis told you those were scallops??  I handed BB 5# of extra large white Power Bait pellets...
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 22, 2020, 12:47:29 PM
Thanks Chris and Curtis for dredging the bottom of the freezer and finding me some scallops!

Curtis told you those were scallops??  I handed BB 5# of extra large white Power Bait pellets...
A little Garlic and hot butter and they'll shake out fine  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: emac on December 22, 2020, 01:41:25 PM
Thanks again for doing this. Was great to meet you and look forward to enjoying the goodies.

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Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: b0bbyg on December 22, 2020, 04:02:43 PM
Great meeting you last night! Looking forward to eating some Halibut soon!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Buckmark on December 22, 2020, 04:25:21 PM
Well folks, the HFC 2020 sale is a wrap!  It was great seeing all of you again, and I really enjoyed my Tour De Washington this year.  Thanks to everybody for the extra effort to come out to meet me (I know I'm not quite Amazon Prime here!), and a special thanks to those of you that offered to feed, beer, and house me along the way.  :tup:

A couple of notes on the trip -

I was contacted by a WDFW officer along the way about the sale, and I have to say I was very impressed with his approach to my business in WA.  I interact with a lot of LEO in my fishing business as a matter of course (mostly USCG, NOAA, and AKDFG enforcement), but this encounter was easy, helpful, and educational.


I can't believe I did this without a freezer trailer last year.  Wouldn't have been possible to do the volume we did this year without it. Looks like I'll be buying a freezer trailer or maybe small freezer truck soon. If anybody knows of one coming up for sale, let me know.

I'm also looking to expand my WA operations a bit, and looking at potentially locating a base of operations on the I-5 corridor somewhere between Mount Vernon and the King County line.  If anybody knows of a small commercial property in that area I'd be interested in taking about it.

An extra special thank you, and producer credit, goes to @ctwiggs1 . He was instrumental in making this thing go this year.  His push to move to the web-based ordering through my website was key to keeping things organized.  Thanks man  :tup:

Thanks a lot for yet another successful sale HuntWa!   :tup:

Chris
Once again, and can't be said enough Thanks Chris for doing this.

So a funny little story about the bolded above, if anyone does not think WDFW monitors this site they did not just happen to be there when Chris showed up, they knew where and when.
So I get there right at the start time, spy Chris and his rig in the parking lot and notice someone talking to him, yep the WDFW, so i pull in and park to wait out what's happening.
After a few minutes a few more members show up so we get out and are B'sing as Chris bribes the fuzz  ;)
He gets the all clear to procced and gets to it, as i am waiting my turn i notice a member i knew from the last fish buy so i mosey over and make small talk, right about then a gal from coastal bank which was right by us wanders over and says " hey we over at the bank have been watching and wondering what's going on?", without missing a beat i blurt out "we are buying drugs" and shes says "we thought so with a laugh" and i reply "delicious drugs"  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: BULLBLASTER on December 23, 2020, 07:44:52 AM
Thanks Chris and Curtis for dredging the bottom of the freezer and finding me some scallops!

Curtis told you those were scallops??  I handed BB 5# of extra large white Power Bait pellets...
Hey its all the same to me!  :chuckle: i didnt even know what scallops were before karl asked me to pick them up.

It was nice to meet you and i need to pay better attention to your next sale. The wife said we need some salmon!
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: RB on December 23, 2020, 10:30:06 AM
I'm also looking to expand my WA operations a bit, and looking at potentially locating a base of operations on the I-5 corridor somewhere between Mount Vernon and the King County line.  If anybody knows of a small commercial property in that area I'd be interested in taking about it.



Thank you again, had shrimp one night and Halibut night before last and excellent as always! If you are looking at commercial space check out the Arlington/ Smokey Point area it is growing exponentially and there is literally millions of square feet of new commercial space going in. In fact Amazon will be starting a 2.2 million square foot facility soon and there are multiple builds going on currently, including multi-story apartment and retirement complexes.
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Ridgeratt on December 23, 2020, 11:47:56 AM
Someone needs to figure out how to get him a microwave in the front of his truck for "Zippymart Burritos and the Gas Station jerky" he feasts on while is doing this.   :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hanson Fish Co Winter Group Buy 2020
Post by: Stein on December 23, 2020, 11:51:02 AM
I'm also looking to expand my WA operations a bit, and looking at potentially locating a base of operations on the I-5 corridor somewhere between Mount Vernon and the King County line.  If anybody knows of a small commercial property in that area I'd be interested in taking about it.



Thank you again, had shrimp one night and Halibut night before last and excellent as always! If you are looking at commercial space check out the Arlington/ Smokey Point area it is growing exponentially and there is literally millions of square feet of new commercial space going in. In fact Amazon will be starting a 2.2 million square foot facility soon and there are multiple builds going on currently, including multi-story apartment and retirement complexes.

That was my thought too.  A huge commercial complex just opened by Nutty's at the old lumber mill.  That should also open some existing spaces at the airport that are likely lower rent.  Tons of commercial places of all sizes in the area.