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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2023, 09:38:58 PM »
A friend in camp got a bear opening day of modern elk. About 30lbs of fat was trimmed off that bear. Post season it was ground and put into two slow cookers and strained through cheese cloth. 3.75 gallons of bear oil was made.


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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #61 on: November 12, 2023, 07:33:34 AM »
I have never done this.    8)

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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2023, 02:16:10 PM »
Sorry for the delay….deer season got in the way.  Got home yesterday and pulled two bear grease jars out (one from the freezer and one from the fridge) from different bears.  Let both come to room temperature and evaluated.   Both came to room temperature and neither had separation.  The consistency is that of a slushy drink (closest I could get as an example).   

Here are a few pics.  House temp is 68 degrees.

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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2023, 06:12:34 PM »
Deer season is a much higher priority for sure.

Thanks for checking.  Mine is similar-perhaps a bit more liquid than a slurpy.

Seems like it is good to go.
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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #64 on: November 16, 2023, 06:15:19 PM »
Just fried up blackstrap tonight using bear grease….. delicious. 

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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #65 on: November 17, 2023, 06:10:35 AM »
I was thinking of trying cast iron biscuits with bear grease rather than butter.    Recipe calls for 6 tablespoons of frozen butter.  I wonder if it is a 1:1 substitution if I use Bear grease instead.
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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #66 on: November 18, 2023, 11:19:42 PM »
It is absolutely worth it! Makes amazing soap, waterproofing, pastry, etc.

And, my dogs love the "chitlins" left over as treats.
How do you get pig intestines from bear fat?


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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #67 on: November 18, 2023, 11:20:37 PM »
Just fried up blackstrap tonight using bear grease….. delicious.

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Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2023, 12:07:26 AM »
It is absolutely worth it! Makes amazing soap, waterproofing, pastry, etc.

And, my dogs love the "chitlins" left over as treats.
How do you get pig intestines from bear fat?


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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2023, 05:12:27 PM »
I was thinking of trying cast iron biscuits with bear grease rather than butter.    Recipe calls for 6 tablespoons of frozen butter.  I wonder if it is a 1:1 substitution if I use Bear grease instead.

Tried my hand at bear grease biscuits tonight and they turned out great.   Used the meateater recipe and it worked great.   A little bit of tweaking and it will be even better.   

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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #70 on: November 22, 2023, 06:54:27 PM »
I have made several batches of biscuits with bear grease and I prefer it over crisco.

I use 2 cups of self rising flour, 1 cup of buttermilk, ~2 tablespoons of bear grease, and some salt.

Mix the flour, salt, and bear grease first, then add the milk. Bake at 400-420 for at least 20 min.

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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #71 on: November 23, 2023, 07:16:26 AM »
Made my first batch of bear grease biscuits this morning.  Best biscuits I have ever made!
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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #72 on: November 23, 2023, 07:41:09 AM »
Made my first batch of bear grease biscuits this morning.  Best biscuits I have ever made!

Yeah, I agree….delicious!!   Those look good.

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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #73 on: November 27, 2023, 06:05:44 PM »
Cleaned up. Let’s keep it civil.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2023, 08:03:58 PM by Rainier10 »
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Re: Is bear fat worth rendering?
« Reply #74 on: December 13, 2023, 06:21:47 PM »
Bear grease biscuit pinwheels.  Delicious, and easy to make.   The gravy is a white gravy with peas  :drool: :drool:

Could be customized to just about any meat and toppings.   I want to do a breakfast sausage….white gravy (breakfast) and an over easy egg.   Just sounds right. 

 


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