Tallow ho!

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  1. Feb 14, 2019 #41

    penelopejane

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    Rebatching is a nightmare. I'd avoid it at all costs.

    You could use it as confetti in another batch. Just great the soap and add it to another batch 1 confetti: 2 parts new batch (roughly).
     
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    @DirtyKnuckles wow what an adventure! how do you collect and prepare the fat from the game you hunt? my husband has been asking me to make him some soap from Tallow.
     
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    For those who do not hunt or have easy access to fat/trimmings, try visiting whatever grocery store in your area has a butcher counter and ask if you can have fat trimmings.

    Everything MUST be cleaned up/disposed of in the meat department, on a daily basis, so you'd need to have a plan: Bring a lidded container for the butcher to put what you want into, and agree to pick it up that day or next day, at the latest. My meat guy grinds my trimmings as the last thing through the grinder before he cleans/sanitizes everything for the day. The 12 lb bucketful I took home yielded just over 8 lbs of tallow and about 4lbs of cooked meat - If I had a dog, it would be heaven!

    My tallow-coconut laundry bars: They're a bit crumbly around the edges, I haven't tried scrubbing with one yet. But they sure are pretty!

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    Sadly that does not work here in So California, all trimmings are send out to rendering houses and they are paid for the trimming. With a lot of begging you might luck out and get 5 or so lbs and will sometimes be charged what they get paid from the rendering house
     
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  5. Feb 14, 2019 #45

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    Yes, the tallow I use comes from the deer I have hunted. I feel a strong ethical call to utilize as much of the animal as is humanly possible. The hide goes to a friend that makes brain-tan leather, the longer sinews are used in making cordage or backings on handmade wood bows, shorter sinew and other connective tissue is mixed with some meat scraps and made into gelatinized dog treats (meat Jello!), liver for a friend that loves it, bones for bone broth, and so on, and so on. Even the "waste" really isn't wasted because it is left to decompose tucked away in the forest where it rejoins the carbon cycle.
     
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    :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs: Nice, I hate waste...
     
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    I believe the website is soap mama there is instructions there on how to collect and make tallow I did it with bacon fat and I absolutely love it is a process and it does take a lot of time or Soap Queen also has a post on how to render tallow. I'm pretty hooked on it as of now I don't think I'll use anything else to harden my soap.
     
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    Rainwater should work well too.
     
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    Bacon fat=lard.
     
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    Susie, this person hasn't been here for 9 months.
     
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    I just wanted to say I’m excited to see someone fr9m Rapid City onthis forum. I am from Custer.
     

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