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Old 09-27-2014, 10:41 AM   #11
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Is $27 for a 7.5 pound tub of rendered duck fat a good deal? Never bought any before.
VERY good, at least by UK costings
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:18 PM   #12
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Make sure it is pure duck fat. I have seen "good" price that are a mix.
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:35 AM   #13
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Sounds less dense than butter. There's 2 cups in 1 lb of butter, so 7.5 lbs of butter would be 15 cups, which is just short of a gallon.
Well I thought the Bluebell was a gallon but it is actually a-half gallon. We bought some more last night for peach cobbler.
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:30 PM   #14
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In my experience, that's a very good price. I'm almost suspicious. I usually pay $66 for a ten-pound pail.
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:15 PM   #15
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I'll have to look at it closer next time we go. I just looked at weight and price. This is a wholesale place though.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:04 AM   #16
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Make sure it is pure duck fat. I have seen "good" price that are a mix.
mixed with wabbit fat?
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:51 AM   #17
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mixed with wabbit fat?

Usually chicken if I remember correctly.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:57 PM   #18
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You would think it would be chicken. I guess I would hope it was chicken and not something less desirable. With the amount of chicken in commercial food production, I would guess the fat it far cheaper than duck. The main markets for chicken fat are pet food and diesel full. And there is a smaller market as kosher schmaltz, where in small home cook quantities, it's a high as duck fat. In fact, the price of chicken fat as a commodity moves up and down almost exactly with the price of crude oil.

Given the price of duck fat, I would be tempted by a mix that was much cheaper, assuming that the percentage of duck fat was more than some minor part. The percentage of duck fat would have to be substantial, because there is a serious flavor difference, with duck fat being far superior. Nutritionally, they are virtually identical.

Mixing duck fat with another good frying fat, like peanut oil, works well to control cost.
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Old 10-04-2014, 01:12 PM   #19
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Bought a container today. Only ingredient is duck fat. The price was $25.99 for the 7.5# container. For our limoncello, I bought a 25# bag of Domino sugar. The price was $9.39, which is $.38 per pound. They had hogfish for $4.99#, I grab a few of those.
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:27 PM   #20
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I have no idea. Why don't you buy duck breasts and render the fat while you cook the duck?
Then it would cost $127

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Bought a container today. Only ingredient is duck fat. The price was $25.99 for the 7.5# container. For our limoncello, I bought a 25# bag of Domino sugar. The price was $9.39, which is $.38 per pound. They had hogfish for $4.99#, I grab a few of those.
Sounds like a very good store. Where did you buy these items?
I wish I could find hog snappers fresh!
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