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Sun Jul 25, 2021, 11:21 AM

What's the best way of disposing rendered fat.

I have a 2 lb coffee can filled with grease. What's the best way to dispose of it? I could throw out with the trash that goes to the transfer station, but I don't think this is the best way to do it. Any suggestions on getting rid of this stuff?

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Reply What's the best way of disposing rendered fat. (Original post)
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2021 OP
Scrivener7 Jul 2021 #1
ret5hd Jul 2021 #3
MiHale Jul 2021 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2021 #5
ShazamIam Jul 2021 #4
Dave in VA Jul 2021 #6
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2021 #7
markie Jul 2021 #8
Kali Jul 2021 #9
sinkingfeeling Jul 2021 #10
Major Nikon Jul 2021 #11
sir pball Jul 2021 #12
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2021 #13

Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 11:27 AM

1. Diet and exercise.

Sorry. I couldn't help it. Dieting is on my mind.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 11:33 AM

3. Uses for tallow (rendered fat)

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 11:30 AM

2. I'd recycle as used oil...

I got it kinda easy tho, we take our own waste to the dump, no pickup, so I can ask Joe who is in charge of the dump what to do.

Main Monday afternoon entertainment everyone’s there. Better than Facebook.

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Response to MiHale (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 11:39 AM

5. Good idea!

Will talk to the guys are the transfer station about that.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 11:38 AM

4. I save my bacon fat in the fridge for use when frying potatoes and the beef fat(if unsalted) can be

added to bird feeders.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 11:44 AM

6. Here's a suggestion, if you have the time...

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Response to Dave in VA (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 11:55 AM

7. Saved your link.....I think I will try this out in the fall.

My only problem will be the raccoons who show up at night and completely wipe out the suet.....

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 01:22 PM

8. soap!

just get some lye and voila!

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 01:25 PM

9. if solid, you can put it in trash as is

if liquid put it in a milk jug or other container with a lid.

if bacon grease, use it to flavor and fry with.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 01:31 PM

10. Make soap.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 09:15 AM

11. Reminds me of my neighbors

They deep fried a turkey and left the oil outside to cool before dealing with it. Later they found the dog lethargic after drinking a good amount of it and dumping the rest on the lawn.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 09:15 PM

12. Speaking as a hobbyist soapmaker

Trash it, if you aren't going to cook with it.

Home rendered fat is only usable for soap after multiple washes with boiling water, until it's snow-white and odorless. The tiniest impurity will make your soap smell funny at best, and go rancid in mere weeks at worst. I've tried it a few times, pork shoulder does yield a ton of fat; it's not worth the effort for the return.

Plus in order to safely make soap, you need to know what kind of fat it is, and if it's a mixture of e.g. chicken and pork, you need to know the exact ratios. Unreacted lye is a catastrophically bad thing to have in soap.

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Response to sir pball (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 09:33 PM

13. I think I will try the bird suet route this fall.

Seems like a good option.

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