Did you know that most commercial soap is made with tallow unless the soap is otherwise
specified? (example:Olive oil castile soap)
Before you make old fashion soap you have to render the tallow
How to render tallow:
Have the butcher save and refridgerate beef fat scraps. Grinding the fat like sausage speeds up the process, just ask him/her to grind it for you.
Quicktip: Crockpot liners make cleanup fast and easy.
On a crockpot. place the fat, 2 cups of water and 4 TBSP of salt. Turn on crockpot and set timer for atleast 4 hours or until fat is melted.
Carefully pour and strain the fat through a strainer lined with a 3 to 4 layers of cheesecloth into a large bowl, refirdgerate until tallow is solid.
Refrigerate 8 hours or more. The top layer of hard substance that remains is the tallow. Wrap with plastic wrap and freeze until you are ready to make soap.
RENDERED TALLOW READY TO MAKE SOAP