Close your jars and put them somewhere they won't be in the way. I'm using the 'mason jar, squeeze bottle, spare silverware, and Cognac' cabinet foun...
Step 2: Peeling
Once you have the shell off, you need to peel the skin. Break the coconut into manageable chunks (if the shelling process didn't), and peel the skin off with a vegetable peeler. As you clean each chunk, put it into a strainer in the sink.
When everything is peeled, give the chunks a good rinse to get any stray particles off.