Rendering fat question?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by AhBee01, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I got my pig back today! Yeah!
    I will be rendering the fat. I was going to put in in my roaster at about 130 degrees and melt it in there.
    How would you suggest I store it? My cousin said coffee cans but that seems to big, I was thinking it needed to be kept in the fridge if not frozen? Is that right? What do you do.
    Here is a pic of the fat in bags!
    I will post pics as it is melting!
    Is there anything I need to do to prep it before melting?

    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I bake the fat to render it and put it in jars. Then I refrigerate or freeze. It will keep a while without, but I have room so better safe than sorry.
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
  4. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    We put a little water in a BIG cast-iron skillet and put it over a very, very low fire on the range until it's rendered. You'll get used to the smell...eventually.
  5. ORChick

    ORChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2007
    I've never had that much fat at one time to render - I generally just render out the fat from poultry - but find that a slow cooker works beautifully. I usually do this outside, as my DH is very sensitive to the smell.
  6. mirecipes

    mirecipes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2008
    I add water to it, boil it, pour off the water, collect the fat that rises to the top, slowly cook the leftover bits till they get a bit crunchy, add water, drain off, and just keep doing it that way..
    I store it in plastic bags in the freezer..
    If you leave it out, it can get a rancid smell, and thats not what I want in my soap [​IMG]
  7. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I will use it for pie and to fry with. Some people say it will be good left in a cool dark place, but I think I will freeze and refrigerate it.

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