Canning bacon fat? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Is it possible to can bacon fat? I've collected several pints in the freezer and would like to can this in small jars to use for seasoning. Does anyone have directions?

-- GrammaMama (, September 30, 1999


I would like to know the answer to that as well. Have a bunch stored up. I have tried ham base that comes in a 1 lb. jar in the soup section. It is great for things like green beans and mixing with scrambled eggs. I also use turkey base which is great for making turkey gravy.

-- FOX (, October 01, 1999.

Yes you can. We have been saveing bacon fat for years.we store it in a larg coffie can on the shelf.All so we melt our lard down when we butcher up our hogs.and can it.You can use lard to burn as light. Go to the bottom of this page to [BETTY LAMP I posted the lamp]. animal fat has been used for light for thouands of years. [This is what the genie lamp was used for] priciple of lamp is.a cloth {cotton works best} [I use old cotton socks] wick is laid in bottom of lamp.The end of the wick is put through a tube of metal.Fill lamp with melted lard [bacon fat will work] and let cool.light wick. As metal tube heats up, it will melts fat and keeps it burning. Cut a slit at the tip of the metal tube .So you can pull moor wick out [with a pick]as you need it.

-- home dad (, October 01, 1999.

I am sure that there are things you can't can, but for the most part, if it will stand still you can can it. However, bacon grease will keep a long time if you can keep in a relatively cool place like a cellar. The secret is after you get that can of grease, melt it and filter the bits out (as they will decay at a faster rate) and pour into a jar while it is hot so there are no air pockets. If you use a jar, fill it to the top.I set my cans of grease in the solar oven and let it melt and get rid of all air. But by all means, can away if you prefer.


-- Taz (, October 01, 1999.

I can bacon grease as well as lard. I use the pressure canner and can it like I would meat. 10 pounds pressure for 90 minutes. Only fill the jars about 2/3 full of grease, and be very careful not to get any grease on the mouths of the jars. Wipe them with a clean damp cloth just in case. Use a funnel if possible to pour the grease through into the jars. Sylvia

-- Sylvia (, October 01, 1999.

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