ok I read all the posts in the past and I have been grown up with boiling crabs. After reading recent polls and hearing your input I think I want to try and start steaming them. Most recipes I have been reading includes vinegar, does this enhance the flavor or does it have something to do with the stiffness of the meat? I plan on picking some up today or tomorrow since I don't have the time to catch them myself and want to try dipping them in the ice water them cleaning then steaming. I'll experiment with the seasoning.