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Thread: How to store bacon fat?

  1. #1
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    Mar 2012
    Bozeman, MT

    How to store bacon fat?

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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?
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  2. #2
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    Sep 2012
    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.
    "Though she be but little, she is fierce!" - William Shakespeare (My journal)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    central FL
    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.
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    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2010
    I keep mine in a mason jar on the counter. It's completely fine. Bacteria and mold don't grow on fat. - preparing for life's worst while living for the best

  5. #5
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    Sep 2012
    new york
    Its a porcelain like container she keeps by the stove.

  6. #6
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    Aug 2012
    Redlands, CA
    In a coffe cup in the fridge......

  7. #7
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    Nov 2011
    No one's asked if you live somewhere cold or hot. That might make a difference.

  8. #8
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    Jan 2012
    Seattle, WA
    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.
    Highest weight: 220
    Starting weight: 195
    Current weight: 179
    Goal weight: 127

  9. #9
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    Oct 2010
    Washington state
    Same here, jar in the fridge.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

  10. #10
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    Jun 2012
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    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.

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