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« on: July 29, 2011, 04:59:20 PM »

Being I live in the Old Bold City of the South aka Jacksonville Florida and most of are Blue Crabs come from here. Its been a long time since I have had True Northern Crabs from Maryland I would say they taste about the same? Cool
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 05:04:22 PM »

I never really noticed that much of a difference. Love them blues!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 05:17:11 PM »

I never really noticed that much of a difference. Love them blues!
Thanks and Amen I love the Blues so much if I knew I was going to Die the next day I would want Steamed Blue Crabs the night before.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 06:02:55 PM »

I've never eaten anything but Maryland crabs since I always catch my own.  Only time I've ever bought them was at Phillips Seafood in Ocean City MD during the summer so I assume they were caught locally??  Huh  Some rivers in the state do produce better crabs IMHO.  Why don't you send a couple of those Florida mumbos my way on dry ice and I'll do a taste test.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 06:32:42 PM »

Its been a long time since I have had True Northern Crabs from Maryland...

Those of us up here in New England wouldn't consider Maryland crabs to be "Northern," or maybe at the far south of northern. From what I gather from reading this board, Southern crabs are south of Virginia, Northern crabs are north of Virginia, and any crabs in Virginia have temporarily lost their way. Can anyone confirm that?

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011, 06:47:41 PM »

Those of us up here in New England wouldn't consider Maryland crabs to be "Northern," or maybe at the far south of northern. From what I gather from reading this board, Southern crabs are south of Virginia, Northern crabs are north of Virginia, and any crabs in Virginia have temporarily lost their way. Can anyone confirm that?

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011, 07:14:19 PM »

Those of us up here in New England wouldn't consider Maryland crabs to be "Northern," or maybe at the far south of northern. From what I gather from reading this board, Southern crabs are south of Virginia, Northern crabs are north of Virginia, and any crabs in Virginia have temporarily lost their way. Can anyone confirm that?

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Southern Crabs to me is anything North Carolina down to Florida across to Al, Miss, & New Orleans. So the Great State of Virginia and up would be the Northern Crab States. Lets not have another Civil War over this? Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2011, 09:40:16 PM »

Southern Crabs to me is anything North Carolina down to Florida across to Al, Miss, & New Orleans. So the Great State of Virginia and up would be the Northern Crab States. Lets not have another Civil War over this? Grin Grin Grin

Sounds good, except if we are going on Civil War lines, I think Virginia belongs to the South and West Virginia to the North.  No matter though -- I am new here, and far from the Chesapeake, but from what I read in these forums it seems one could catch just as many crabs in West Virginia as Virginia...   Wink

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011, 03:33:19 AM »

Personally, I've never met a crab I didn't like....................no matter where he was from.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2011, 04:31:30 AM »

Personally, I've never met a crab I didn't like....................no matter where he was from.

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2011, 12:20:16 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011, 03:59:36 PM »

I heard the West Virginia crabs are always missin at least one claw, and their legs on one side are all shorter than the other side!
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2011, 06:46:20 PM »

I'm sure glad my buddy mentioned New Orleans. I was ready to introduced him to Oscar's family. laugh laugh

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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2011, 08:40:58 PM »

Having grown up in NJ and now living in South FL, I can say that NJ craps taste better, for sure. Not a huge difference, but they're slightly sweeter. I think it has more to do with the water than anything. Coukd even be the water temp, as cold water fish (deep water) are usually sweeter tasting than shallower water. Or it coud just be the pollution :p
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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2011, 09:36:38 PM »

Having grown up in NJ and now living in South FL, I can say that NJ craps taste better, for sure. Not a huge difference, but they're slightly sweeter. I think it has more to do with the water than anything. Coukd even be the water temp, as cold water fish (deep water) are usually sweeter tasting than shallower water. Or it coud just be the pollution :p

I think the Jersey guys will agree.  laugh
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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2011, 09:41:09 PM »

Personally, I've never met a crab I didn't like....................no matter where he was from.

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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2011, 09:47:01 PM »

I really think the way your cooking them will make a difference.  I had crabs thursday at a crab feast and they were terrible. I think they were reheated, so you had meat sticking to the shells, almost overcooked. The flavor was good, but not as good as if they were fresh, no matter where they were from.
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2011, 10:36:54 PM »

I've had crabs from all over jersey and have always noticed a difference.. It is slight but there is a difference.. I think it is has alot to do with the substrate they dig into for the winter.. As well as water and diet..
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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2011, 05:21:55 PM »

After the third or forth beer laugh they all taste the same.

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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2011, 07:41:26 PM »

Could be Yankees are so used to the taste of pollution they have developed a taste for it?  Roll Eyes    Seriously, from Pa to Fl, if cooked correctly they taste the same.
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