Monday, December 27, 2010

Soap Making - Rendering the Tallow

Here it is the vacuumed seeled suet we got from the slaughter house in Blönduós.
Places in the food processor to make into small pieces....the smaller the pieces the more tallow you get.

Then the Tallow is put in a large pit with water to melt....about 40 minutes per batch

Not everything will disappear, but you strain out the solid bits at the end anyway
After this Jacob put the water and melted fat in a container outside. The fat immediately came to the top and before too long was solidified. From about 15lbs of suet Jacob made about 5 tallow cakes that went into the freezer