There is a slight problem for me as I'm a vegetarian. It may be bullet bighting time.
The other uses for Tallow are candles, Soap, Bio-diesel and Lubricant. What a versatile product.
The extraction process involved a small amount of water and the lowest possible heat setting with lots and lots of time. Using a Bain Marie is a better idea. Even my lowest stove stop setting still created excessive bubbling but it still worked out fine.
A by-product of all this was a jelly (after cooling) that will make great soup stock.
If you look at the last picture in the sequence, this is the leftover meat, sinews etc. It went in for a second rendering for another 4 hours with a little water and produced almost as much Tallow on this second run.
The remaining material went to the chickens and ducks although it was a tossup between them, the dogs and Jean. Apparently it was very tasty.
|Simmering on very low heat in a small amount of water.|
|Chook or dog food from leftovers|
|Tallow on the top and a thin layer of jelly on the bottom|
|These leftovers for reprocessing just to extract the last of the tallow|