Rendering Lard

Jams and Jellies, pickles, fruit and high acid foods - these are all candidates for water bath canning.
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Rendering Lard

Unread post by Farmfresh » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:33 pm

Here is just a starter. Lots of info.

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:35 pm

Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
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Unread post by patriceinil » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:45 pm

Good information, thanks for sharing the videos.

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Unread post by Old Fashioned » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:19 am

yes, thank you

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Unread post by HybridHomesteader » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:13 pm

Yup. That’s just about what I did when I got the 4H fat.

I’m going to try to re melt some of my drippings with a couple inches of water in the bottom. Then refrigerate. I let you know how it goes.

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Unread post by HybridHomesteader » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:22 pm

Ok so I melted 4 quarts of my saved fat into 1 qt water. Brought it to a boil and then removed it from the heat. When it’s cool enough I will move it to the downstairs fridge for the night. Doesn’t look any “whiter” than before. *Shrugs*

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:30 pm

Maybe because the bacon was smoked? It should still can and save.
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Re: Rendering Lard

Unread post by HybridHomesteader » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:48 am

Ok. So I brought the stock pot of lard up today to re melt filter and can.

Two things. The melting process is ok but I have this strange gurgle bubble that I imagine is from moisture. I have a splatter screen on top of the pot with the addition of a paper towel on top of that. I didn’t want to have any splashing of boiling fat.

Second. It is cleaner. There was ovbious sedament under the fat in the water.

Soooo.... I am heating it to 250 and putting it in canning jars. I’m sure they will seal for a better shelf life. But it is still tan. So I’m not sure the process got me anywhere. I could have probably microwaved or heated with out the water. Re strained and came out with the same product.

I think for fresh lard with bits and pieces this works great. Not so much for pan drippings. |em22|

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:32 pm

At least it will be all canned up and out of the way now.
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