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Re: Bear Lard [Re: Howell Bros] #7428831
12/11/21 08:13 PM
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I've only done it twice, but both times used the crockpot.
Both were fall bears, and like others suggested make sure it is completely clean fat. No meat, dirt, hair or grissel.
Cooked on low in the crockpot for about 24 hours and then strained and jarred. Froze most of what I didn't share.
I enjoy the lard as much as the meat and hide, which says a lot because I'd reach over deer in the freezer to grab bear meat.
I fried eggs in bear lard yesterday, deer loin earlier in the week and wife made pancakes with bear lard instead of oil and they're the best yet. Great for french fries or fried potatoes too.

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Re: Bear Lard [Re: Howell Bros] #7428834
12/11/21 08:14 PM
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Fall Black Bear lard makes great pie crust! The best.

Re: Bear Lard [Re: Howell Bros] #7428961
12/11/21 10:04 PM
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Thanks guys! Always amazed at the info received from a simple question on this site. Might get this done tomorrow

Re: Bear Lard [Re: Howell Bros] #7428982
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I rendered oil from my bear last fall. I ground the pure fat in my meat grinder, and cooked it in a big pot on the turkey fryer. If grinding it helps to freeze it. When cooking it you dont want the flame too hot, but just continue to cook it and render it down then filter it through a strainer. Turned out awesome. I have used it for many things, cooking its very mild nearly tasteless and a great alternative to other lards. I added a very small amount to the dogs food, he loves it. I have used it on my boots. Worked fine but it felt it was a little wasteful on the boots. I would not hesitate to use in on a firearm as protectant either. You really can use it for so many things.

Re: Bear Lard [Re: Boco] #7429807
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Originally Posted by Boco
More valuable as a medicinal than cooking.



Can you expand on this?

Re: Bear Lard [Re: Howell Bros] #7429819
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We use it for pain relief-arthritis,joint pain or sore stiff muscles.
Works better than anything else.

It is also used for skin issues.-rashes,itch rough skin frostbite etc.


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Re: Bear Lard [Re: Boco] #7429831
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Originally Posted by Boco
We use it for pain relief-arthritis,joint pain or sore stiff muscles.
Works better than anything else.

It is also used for skin issues.-rashes,itch rough skin frostbite etc.


You use the bear lard topically for all of these ailments Boco?
What do you think is present that helps the joint pain, arthritis, etc?
I can see it being helpful on dry skin, but curious what would help the joint or muscle aches.
I'm not doubting you one bit, just general curiosity because I feel better when we eat a diet rich in bear.


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Re: Bear Lard [Re: Howell Bros] #7429868
12/12/21 08:59 PM
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I mixed it 50/50 with black salve. Excellent ointment. Also used it straight as a hand conditioner when I worked with concrete everyday. Citiots I worked with thought I was nuts, come to think of it they were partly right but it kept my hands from getting big dry cracks in them


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Re: Bear Lard [Re: Howell Bros] #7429873
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There are amazing amounts of active compounds in bear grease,Some penetrate very deep after a couple applications.Really great for arthritis pain.
Dont have to use it all the time.After a couple days treatment the pain goes away for a long time.Just use again if it flares up.Arthritis is related to psoriasis(a skin issue to begin with).


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