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    Hi I am just wondering if it is harmful to use bacon fat that has not been refrigerated. My hubby removes it from the fridge all the time and leaves it sitting out. Then I worry that I need to throw it out for fear of bacterial issues. Is it ok to use bacon fat that has been sitting at room temp for an entire day or more?
    F/37yr/5' 5"
    SW: 154 March 2011
    CW: 140 July to Oct 2011
    PB: 145 gained 5lbs in first 4 months March to July 2012
    With a combo of PB and IF-ing 5 days a week (1 x 1200 calorie meal per day) I have lost 15 lbs PB/IF = 130 lbs July 2012 to current
    GW: 120
    Ultimate Goals ar to be: Happy/ Fit/ Energetic/ Feel great/ Balanced/ cure my thyroid and adrenals

  • #2
    My grandma keeps her bacon fat out. Its a porcelain like container she keeps by the stove. It has 2 lids. One out lid, and one to strain out the fat to pour in the container. You can find them on amazon.
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    • #3
      Not a problem...
      I'm pretty sure my grandmother kept hers on the counter ALL the time.

      I do keep mine in the refrigerator though... but I've left it out here and there and never had a batch turn on me.

      If it smells fine, it's fine.
      If it smells rancid, chuck it.
      “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
      ~Friedrich Nietzsche
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      • #4
        I keep mine in a mason jar on the counter. It's completely fine. Bacteria and mold don't grow on fat.
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        • #5
          Its a porcelain like container she keeps by the stove.

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          • #6
            In a coffe cup in the fridge......

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            • #7
              No one's asked if you live somewhere cold or hot. That might make a difference.

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              • #8
                I keep mine in little mason jars in the fridge, only because I don't use it super frequently and I've noticed if I leave it out it starts to have a stale smell.
                29/F
                5'4.5
                Highest weight: 220
                Starting weight: 195
                Current weight: 179
                Goal weight: 127

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                • #9
                  Same here, jar in the fridge.
                  Crohn's, doing SCD

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                  • #10
                    Couple of days, no problem, like said bacteria needs water.
                    I generally keep mine in the fridge, but sometimes gets forgotten and is left out, never had an issue and been doing this for a very long time.
                    "There are no short cuts to enlightenment, the journey is the destination, you have to walk this path alone"

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                    • #11
                      I live in Montana so it is typically somewhat cold right now but strangely it's still uncharacteristly warm. Thanks for all your answers. My mind is put at ease and I will not have to throw out the bacon grease anymore
                      F/37yr/5' 5"
                      SW: 154 March 2011
                      CW: 140 July to Oct 2011
                      PB: 145 gained 5lbs in first 4 months March to July 2012
                      With a combo of PB and IF-ing 5 days a week (1 x 1200 calorie meal per day) I have lost 15 lbs PB/IF = 130 lbs July 2012 to current
                      GW: 120
                      Ultimate Goals ar to be: Happy/ Fit/ Energetic/ Feel great/ Balanced/ cure my thyroid and adrenals

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