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Press or Render a Quart of Oil or Fat - food.straw.oilfat PEP BB

BB Food Prep and Preservation - straw badge
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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Food Prep and Preservation

For this badge bit, you will press or render a quart of oil or fat!


(source: Pinterest.com)

Minimum requirements for this BB:
- Oils and Fats - press or render a quart of oil or fat - do one. Possibilities include:
  - Flax (linseed) oil
  - Sunflower oil
  - Walnut oil
  - Hazelnut oil
  - Lard
  - Tallow
  - Can be small quantities over time

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following as pictures or video (<2 mins):
   - source of oil or fat before processing
   - pressing or rendering the oil or fat
   - finished oil or fat after processing (meeting the above stated requirements)
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Here is my BB submission!

The oil source is from belly fat from a pig I raised myself:


Prepping the fat:


Two pots of fat rendering:



Finished Lard (white = cooled fat from first batch, brown = still warm fat from second batch)
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I hereby certify this badge bit complete!

 
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Here is the source on my back porch


Another angle, i also wanted to show off the two heads lol


Here is part way thru


Here is the finished lard 2 pint jars plus the small bowl for immediate use
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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Yesterday I harvested some ducks and rendered the fat.
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Here are few of the ducks thet I got the fat from ,ready for the freezer.
Here are few of the ducks thet I got the fat from ,ready for the freezer.
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Some fat and water.
Some fat and water.
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Fat beginning to render and water evaporating
Fat beginning to render and water evaporating
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water evaporated and duck skin frying in duck fat.
water evaporated and duck skin frying in duck fat.
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Duck fat strained and skins separated
Duck fat strained and skins separated
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Skins returned to hot pan to further crisp. Duck cracklin snacks for all the house animals.
Skins returned to hot pan to further crisp. Duck cracklin snacks for all the house animals.
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A little over a quart of fat rendered.
A little over a quart of fat rendered.
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This is for the BB on rendering fat.

We purchase beef in bulk from a local rancher who raises grass-fed cattle, and we ask for fat along with our 1/2 cow order:


The fat diced up and in the crockpot:


Slow-cooking:


Rendering in action:


Into jars:



Finished and cooling:


Leftover cracklings, which we use in cree cake later on:

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Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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Hello! I think I'm supposed to have both the straw badge for the above BB AND the sand badge for my BB in making pizza (here: https://permies.com/wiki/30/103081/pep-food-prep-preservation/Bake-pizza-PEP-BB-food#1286682).

HOWEVER, my profile still shows only the Air BB for food preparation and preservation. ??
 
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Hello! I think I'm supposed to have both the straw badge for the above BB AND the sand badge for my BB in making pizza


Hey Lisa! Straw and Sand badges are awarded for completing ALL of the required bits under each badge. Check out the SKIP/PEP overview for more details.
 
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I bought some pasture raised cow fat to turn into tallow.

I followed a recipe in “Eat Right” by Nick Barnard for wet rendering.

I grated 3.19 lbs / 1.5 kg on a box grater and added 80g of water / 500g to a large dutch oven. I placed the pot in the oven at 120’C.
I stirred every half hour for three hours until the fat had completely rendered and the residual solids started to colour.
I removed from the oven and left it to cool for half an hour.
Then I skimmed out most of the solids before straining into a large glass jug. I had just over 6 cups, 1 and half quarts.
I poured the warm tallow into two wide mouth jars.
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jordan barton approved this submission.

 
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