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    1. Hi there, do the best you can with what you have available. The fact that you are rendering your own tallow means you are already getting a superior product. Grass-fed beef is said to have more omega-3s, four times the CLA, and other beneficial nutrients compared to grain-fed cows, but if you can’t get your hands on it then use what you can get!

  1. This is my first time rendering tallow. It’s been in my crockpot for 24 hours but there is still a lot of pieces of fat. It’s been on high for the most of the day. Shouldn’t it all render down for the most part?

    1. The grease left from cooking hamburger would still need to be rendered to purify it otherwise it would have a beefy smell. You would want to do the crockpot method by adding the water and letting it cool, and scraping away the impurities. You could certainly use it to fry french fries!

  2. Hi Jenn!

    I just did my first rendering of both tallow and lard. I didn’t know about the water method until late last night then started my research. I just jarred my lard and tallow this morning. Is it too late to do the purification because I did not do it on the first melt. My intention was to make soap and now also creams. I can source more if it is too late. I do have a local farm I can get it from. Thank you.

  3. I had a bunch of beef fat in the fridge for a week before I was able to render it. I just went to render it and it has quite a bit of mold it. Will the rendering process remove all the mold and is it still find to use for cooking or is it ok to use for skin care or should it not be used at all?


  4. Hey there! You might have a method you love by now, but if not, I use my maple syrup filters to strain my fats and they are 👌🏼 No more messy cheesecloths or ripping coffee filters!!

  5. Hi. I am very new to this. I have a question.. After the rendering, is that then whipped to use for face/body cream?

    1. Once it is rendered and purified then you can use it for face or body recipes. However, you want to make sure it is completely pure first, no beefy smell or residue.

  6. Once I strain it, can the remaining meat looks like ground beef. Can I eat that like you would ground beef?

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