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vmakkers

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I got the 50lb cube of lard from Smart and Final today. Yea, I've really committed to the lard soaps. So do I need to melt this down into smaller containers like I would palm oil or can I just cut chunks as necessary. Thankees!
 

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A word of advice: always, always, always tape the box back up. If you have dogs, they'll help themselves and hurl on you later.
LOL! I read your thread about what happened. I've been lucky enough to have a dog that surprisingly does not get into food that is left out. In 5 years, she has only stolen one cookie. But I'm going to tape it up just to be safe.

I'm super excited! I was going through so much lard from Walmart that it only made sense at this point to buy the 50lbs.
 

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Yes I remember that too, my cat keeps an eye on the coconut oil, and as soon as it opens he is there wanting some. I asked the vet, and he said it wouldn't hurt him, but I make sure I have a plate and put a very small bit on it.
The worst part about the lard is getting it from the car into the house, the 50 lbs isn't as bad as the awkward size.
 

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You'll be surprised how fast you go through it, V. When I bought that first 50 lb box I thought it was a crazy amount, but it was just so much cheaper than buying the smaller sizes that it made sense. Here it is 4 or 5 mos later and I'm on to the next. It is a pain to haul the box up the stairs to my apt, though ...

Also, I might be making a big mistake, but I have not refrigerated it since I have been going through it relatively quickly and am too lazy to portion it into amounts that are small enough to fit in the fridge. Is this a mistake, you guys?
 
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My dogs have all liked the CO. Same thing happens if they got into it. A nice foamy vomit....nasty. I buy all my oils/butters in 50 lb blocks. So much easier than realizing I'm all out.
 
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