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Making Whale Oil #6549099
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My neighbor gave me a slab of baby Beluga skin with fat.

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I cut the fat into chunks and set on the kitchen counter to render. Stir it twice a day with a wooden stick.( it does smell like you would imagine smile when its done pour off the oil and freeze for storage. This one has just been rendering two days. not done yet.

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Folks dip dry fish and meats ,and added to soup. Its milder than seal oil.

I bet it would make great coon or mink lure. Works on fox.

Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549126
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That's cool. Thanks for posting.

Can you cook with it?

Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549154
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Does it not bring a fish taste to any foods cooked with it?

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Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549178
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How does it pair with them bananas?

Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549209
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"...... set on the kitchen counter to render. Stir it twice a day with a wooden stick.( it does smell like you would imagine."

I'd be on the street.

Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549213
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I think I'd make bacon out of that.


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Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549222
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Does it always render that clear?? looks like great stuff.

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Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549230
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Cracklings comes to mind .


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Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549259
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Think I'll pass on that.

Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549313
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Yukonjeff: Was that a calf, looks grey. Calves for some reason are tougher than the adults. Did you get any meat to make dry meat?
Beagelador: Whale oil (ukarook ) and bananas fried in a sandwich sounds like a real winner.

Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: muskrat411] #6549331
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Originally Posted by Ross
That's cool. Thanks for posting.

Can you cook with it?


I never have, not sure if people cook with it. It is added to soups when its done though.
Originally Posted by Osky
Does it not bring a fish taste to any foods cooked with it?

Osky


Yes it does have a bit of a fish flavor.

Originally Posted by Macthediver
Does it always render that clear?? looks like great stuff.

Yes it does . When it gets old, it turns yellow. We throw it then.

Mac


Originally Posted by muskrat411
Yukonjeff: Was that a calf, looks grey. Calves for some reason are tougher than the adults. Did you get any meat to make dry meat?
Beagelador: Whale oil (ukarook ) and bananas fried in a sandwich sounds like a real winner.


Yes its a calf. I find just the opposite, the calves are the tender ones, the older white ones can be a bit chewy, but they all cook down tender with time.
No I didn't get any black meat. I wish.

Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: furgotten] #6549348
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Originally Posted by furgotten
Cracklings comes to mind .


Thought the same. Then I thought of the bubble guts I get with crackling and imagined whale crackling bubble guts.


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Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549351
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The crackling render down to what looks like a few pink wet noodles at the bottom. Its the fiber left of the fat and is about like chewing rubber bands, but people do eat them.

Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549460
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Jeff, are you just letting it sit on the counter in the jar to render, or do you apply heat??


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Originally Posted by J.Morse
Jeff, are you just letting it sit on the counter in the jar to render, or do you apply heat??



I was thinking heat also it sure works well on the skunk fat!


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That is very interesting to me.
I will say that over the years my neighbors have brought over
some interesting stuff but have been a bit light on the Beluga,
much less a baby with fat.

Zim

Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549595
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That's awesome.
I would cut up some chunks and cook them up. I bet it would be good. I would love to eat some beluga meat

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Originally Posted by J.Morse
Jeff, are you just letting it sit on the counter in the jar to render, or do you apply heat??


Yes just sitting there no heat. One of foulest aroma on the planet is seal or whale oil burning. some start their stove with it.

Boiled is the way most cook it. I pickled the skin before and its good. The meat is black and looks like spooled thread the way its grained.

This was how I had it for dinner. I posted the other night.

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Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549632
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How is it for lubing muzzleloader patches?

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Re: Making Whale Oil [Re: yukonjeff] #6549642
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I prefer the neighbors who share elk loins and beef steak.

My Grandfather had a process of sun rendered in strips in the winter. Best stuff according to those who came miles in blizzards for it.

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