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Old 04-08-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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I got a mason jar full of bacon fat in my freezer. If I drill a hole in the center of the fat, and put a piece of butcher's twine down the center of it... can I make a simple and yet kickass candle?
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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I think that bacon fat would catch on fire.

 
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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I think you need to render the fat down a bit to get it "pure" enough for a clean even burn....IIRC yooper's been making beef tallow candles which is a similar process. I think she might even have a thread on it.
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Here's an article I just found.

A little more in depth one.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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Thanks Rev. thats not too far away from what I had planned actually.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:59 PM   #6
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I got a mason jar full of bacon fat in my freezer. If I drill a hole in the center of the fat, and put a piece of butcher's twine down the center of it... can I make a simple and yet kickass candle?
I feel like that would just make me really mad. Always smelling bacon, but with no bacon on the way. Why would you torture yourself like that??
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #7
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I hadnt thought of that. You might have a point.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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I feel like that would just make me really mad. Always smelling bacon, but with no bacon on the way. Why would you torture yourself like that??
well played sir
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:30 AM   #9
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It would work, as Revvy pointed out.

My issue with it is that I see it as a waste of good bacon fat.
All kidding aside, when you fry up some good bacon the renderings are the next best thing to duck or goose fat.

So why "waste" it on a candle?

 
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #10
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So many good things that can be done with bacon fat. Candle making is not one of them.

 
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