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Tips for Smoking Food on your grill!
1.    Soak the chips in bowl of warm water for 20 minutes. Making sure that they are completely submerged. 2.    Fire up the coals. 3.    Drain the water from the chips once the coals turn grey. 4.    Smoke the food! Add chips to the charcoal grill or smoker. If it is a gas grill add chips to a smoker basket. 5.    Close lid and smoke food as desired.
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MILWAUKEE RED
Milwaukee Cordless Power Tools
NOT ALL LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES ARE CREATED EQUAL.REDLITHIUM™ batteries last longer, think faster and work harder than all other professional lithium-ion batteries. Milwaukee's exclusive integration of chemistry, pack design and circuitry come together for superior output in the harshest environments. REDLITHIUM™ batteries deliver more work over the course of your day and over life of the battery.
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WOLMANIZED BLUE
Not All Treated Lumber is the Same!
Crafty Beaver carries Wolmanized Outdoor Wood. Crafty Beaver treated lumber is KDAT (kiln-dried after treatment) which provides the ability to paint immediately, increased stability and reduced weight. Crafty Beaver carries #1 grade stamped dimension (2x4-2x12) and timbers (4x4, 4x6 & 6x6), D-select grade boards (1x4-1x8) and premium decking (5/4x6). Wolmanized Outdoor Wood is the fifth generation micronized copper azole treatment which has a Limited Lifetime Warranty against...
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Make Your Own Fresh Cut Flower Preservative
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (if you don’t have lemon juice you can replace it and the sugar with lemon-lime soda, approx. 2 cups) • 1 tablespoon sugar • A few drops of household bleach • 1 quart of warm water
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HOW TO GRILL YOUR BLOODY MARY
Sliders are just the right size snack for a Bloody Mary adventure. Make 3-ounce portions of ground chuck, season with salt and pepper, and grill them 6 to 8 minutes over direct medium-high heat. It is also a good idea to toast the buns, as it helps keep the sliders on the skewers. Jumbo shrimp take 5 to 6 minutes. Leave the tail attached and grill them early. They are perfect for dipping. A grilled shrimp on a skewer is effortless snacking. Needing only 3 to 4 minutes on the grill, eat the...
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It’s Never Too Late To Put In Heat Tapes Around Your Pipes:
Some of the worse things that can happen during bitter cold duration is having your water shut off due to your pipes getting so frigid they are frozen. This might be momentary and your pipes might warm up on its own with not much hardship. Still though if the pipes are ice-cold for a honest span of time, there is a hazard of them totally fracturing, resulting in an expensive pipe restoration job. Among other things the stream of flooding that may occur damaging lots of types of floors and...
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5 Helpful Tips To Stop Ice Damming
An Ice dam is a large block of Ice that forms behind a typical set of Icecicles. When this Ice melts, the water can gather behind and seep into and under the shingles. Eventually, that water can leak through your ceiling, causing damage and other issues to the roof and interior walls. We here at Crafty Beaver in Chicago and Skokie want to help you prepare and prevent this issue. Armed with a little more knowledge, you will be ready to conquer the ice, once and for all.
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The Leading 10 Tips for Saving Energy & Money this Winter in Chicago and Skokie
Getting ready for winter could be one of the most important tricks you can leverage to keep your home running at top power. This can be often achieved by migrating to ENERGY STAR windows or doors, switching to LED bulbs, better insulating your residence, and sealing leaks. If you’re interested in getting serious about energy and money saving this winter, here are some of the best 10 picks for some of the most impressive ways to put more cash back into your wallet.
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Painting like the pros, even if you aren’t one.
Painting. For some, it is the perfect way to upgrade your living space without breaking the bank. For others, it is the worst thing that only gets done right before moving. In either case, we have gathered a few of the best tip and tricks to help you get your house from “why did we pick this color” to “this is so much better!”
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Crafty Beaver - Skokie, IL
M-F 6:30-7:00pm, SAT 7:00am-5:00pm, SUN 9:00am-5:00pm
4810 Oakton StreetSkokie, IL 60077
847-673-3000
847-673-3007
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Crafty Beaver - Chicago, Portage Park
M-F 6:30am-8:00pm, SAT 7:00am-5:00pm, SUN 9:00am-5:00pm
4306 North Central AvenueChicago, IL 60634
773-725-4432
773-725-6284
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Crafty Beaver - Chicago, Andersonville
M-F 6:30am-7:00pm, SAT 7:00am-5:00pm, SUN 9:00am-5:00pm
1522 West LawrenceChicago, IL 60640
773-271-2288
773-271-4870
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