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  • Tip for filtering bacon fat

    A metallic tea filter like this one is useful to keep the meat particles out of your saved bacon fat.


    http://www.fantes.com/images/120576tea_infusers.jpg

  • #2
    I use a coffee filter rubber banded to a mason jar... I'm ghetto like that.

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    • #3
      I have one of these:

      Amazon.com: RSVP Stoneware Grease Keeper - Black: Kitchen & Dining

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Grok View Post
        THat's awesome!!! I wanna get one!
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        • #5
          What's wrong with having tasty morsels of bacon meat in the fat when you re-use it?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Unamused Mouse View Post
            What's wrong with having tasty morsels of bacon meat in the fat when you re-use it?
            Absolutely nothing.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rivvin View Post
              I use a coffee filter rubber banded to a mason jar... I'm ghetto like that.
              That's not ghetto, that's redneck
              Georgette

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Unamused Mouse View Post
                What's wrong with having tasty morsels of bacon meat in the fat when you re-use it?
                If those bits are exposed to air, they can become moldy over time. You probably wouldn't want bits and pieces of old fried egg in your bacon fat.

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                • #9
                  I use my tea strainer, then eat up those goodies. I would think a paper coffee strainer would soak up too much of the fat.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rivvin View Post
                    I use a coffee filter rubber banded to a mason jar... I'm ghetto like that.
                    I've used this method before, but it seems that eventually the fat stops making it through the filter and just sits there, mocking me. I've tried microwaving to raise the temp and this helps, but not much. Any tips?

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                    • #11
                      Cheesecloth would probably work better than a paper coffee filter unless you had a mesh one.
                      Georgette

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Georgette. I've used cheesesloth when I got tired of waiting for the coffee filter and it does work really well. However, it's hard to find around here and way overpriced when it can be found, so I hesitate to use it. Maybe I should just find it cheap on the web and start using it. Or just get an awesome fine mesh metal filter like the OP showed.

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                        • #13
                          Old t-shirts work really well, I would wash them without soap before hand.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Free Range View Post
                            Old t-shirts work really well, I would wash them without soap before hand.
                            I agree with Free. Even an old button down that is worn would work well yodie.
                            Georgette

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                            • #15
                              I just use a paper towel stuffed in the neck of a mason jar. Pour in warm/hot fat in the cup formed by the paper towel, and it'll strain through just fine. Throw away or burn the paper towel each time.
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