Sorry if I started the war.
I am actually boiling crawfish for the first time Friday. My birthday was yesterday (turned 29) and no one could do anything until the weekend as far as a big party goes, so we are getting 30-40lbs and are going to boil crawfish, grill steaks and ribs. I just want to have everything basically in my head of how I need to prepare them. I think I'll be alright cooking them, it's the chance of killing them before we boil them that's got me worried. Picking them up sometime early Friday morning and then I have a funeral to go to at 11 (best friends dad passed away yesterday) and then we're going to start boiling at around 5 or 6ish. I was going to cancel, but he said that he wanted to get out of the house for a little while after the funeral and so he asked me to keep it going. Anyways, just trying to get all the helpful advice I can so we have a successful boil. Appreciate it.