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Uses for stinky bear oil?
« on: September 24, 2020, 10:53:09 PM »
Welp. I deserve a few lashes for jumping the gun and thowing a bunch of bear fat in my crock pot without doing proper research first.   I didn't trim all the meat off and didn't cut the pieces small enough.  10 hours of crock pot time later, and I am now the proud owner of a couple jars of gamey, stinky bear oil.

Next batch will be properly cleaned and trimmed, then ground (partially frozen) before it hits the crock. 

What are some creative uses for the gamey oil?  I'll probably treat my dog with some of it occasionally.  What else can I do?

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 10:58:08 PM »
Trap lure maybe ???

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 11:08:48 PM »
Ooooo I like that idea.  I'll slather some on a rock and set a camera one of these days.  :tup:

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 11:14:45 AM »
I cubed the fat into about 1/4-3/8" cubes, a tiny bit of meat doesn't matter, I still cleaned off all of the non-meat, non-fat parts. I then slow fried it until all of the water was out of it. One batch I overcooked a little and it got a little tan, but the rest was a beautiful white.

The brown batch I gave to a friend and she made some wonderful soap. The others, I've done a little cooking with and look forward to a nice flaky pie crust.

How was it stinky? Just too much meat left in it? You could always use it to waterproof some work boots.
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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 11:18:36 AM »
Oh yeah, my dogs love the chitlins for treats.

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 11:20:28 AM »
Excellent remedy for growing hair on your head...

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 11:28:37 AM »
I knew a guy who greased his boots. The smell should be gone from them with just a little wear I'd think. We never noticed an odor on his.

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 11:33:31 AM »
I knew a guy who greased his boots. The smell should be gone from them with just a little wear I'd think. We never noticed an odor on his.

I did some Red Wings many years ago, it worked great.

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2020, 01:40:34 PM »
I knew a guy who greased his boots. The smell should be gone from them with just a little wear I'd think. We never noticed an odor on his.

I did some Red Wings many years ago, it worked great.

He was a frequent boot greaser so I could never tell but I imagine it would last as long as pretty much any other grease/oil right?

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2020, 02:38:32 PM »
I knew a guy who greased his boots. The smell should be gone from them with just a little wear I'd think. We never noticed an odor on his.

I did some Red Wings many years ago, it worked great.

He was a frequent boot greaser so I could never tell but I imagine it would last as long as pretty much any other grease/oil right?

Yep. Softened those new boots up nicely as well.

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2020, 12:51:40 AM »
As several have said it works wonders on waterproofing leathers of all kinds great on boots knife sheaths saddles. Definitely could be used as a bait solution I make beaver tail oil by rendering the fat out I see no reason bear fat wouldn't work the same something stinky and rich smelling is good for predators curious and hungry passing by. I'm sure the dog will love a little melted into his dry food super healthy for their coat too

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2020, 07:03:32 PM »
Step once, look twice...

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2020, 07:29:39 PM »
Wife makes soap and cooks with it every year, just picked up another 20lbs today.

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Re: Uses for stinky bear oil?
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2020, 09:44:00 AM »
I knew a guy who greased his boots. The smell should be gone from them with just a little wear I'd think. We never noticed an odor on his.

Real good for that
Wife has made pie crust and cookies with it.
You batch might beat be used for the boots

 


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