I use an old pickle jar in the cupboard.
I managed to get some grass fed beef fat. Now whats the best way to store it once I get it rendered?
In the freezer (broken up into small pieces after it hardens in the fridge), it will last through the zombie apocalypse.
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Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.
I keep mine in the freezer as well. I like to use a variety of fats and I'd hate for any of them to go bad (especially since I buy in bulk).
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Once rendered, fat keeps very well in the fridge for weeks, in screw top glass jars. I daresay it would last for months, but mine gets used before that. Unrendered, I keep fat in the freezer.
Didn't get as much as I thought. I had 3 big chunks, cut them down, removed as much flesh as I could find. Stuff the 4qt crockpot (but still lots of air), and got just under 4 cups. Lots of gristly bits and small bits of flesh leftover. Also smells a little bit odd...not rancid or anything, just kinda off?
Thanks, Breadsauce. I hope to have opportunity to use this info next time I get shares in an animal. This time we only got the meat, I think the fat was sold off to a cosmetics factory.
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I render and then put in jars but do not fill all the way. I pop them in the freezer and keep one in the fridge. When that runs out I just get one from the freezer.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.
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TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
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