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Thox Spuddy

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storing lard
« on: November 10, 2012, 11:04:44 PM »
We have lard stored in the fridge and after several months black and even green stuff shows up inside on the bottom of the mason jars. What is that? Is it okay to use? How to prevent that? What can we do with this stuff now?

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Re: storing lard
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 07:04:20 AM »
ick.  I have not had that happen.
I was given very old lard from a neighbor cleaning out her freezer (she gave it to me for soap).  For kicks, I bottled some of it in my pressure canner and stuck it in my basement food storage room.  Some of it accidentally got left in the garage all summer after a soap making session; I found that about 6 months later and it looked and smelled fine, so I soaped with it.

so, I guess my question would be - where did you get it?  was it cleaned and lendered properly?  did you buy it at the store where they have to put in preservatives, etc?
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Re: storing lard
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 10:50:19 AM »
With the hog we bought the butcher gave us a bag of hog stuff that I heated up and sifted out the debris. What was left was pure white lard.

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Re: storing lard
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 12:41:34 PM »
i have no idea.  is Cedar in the house?
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Re: storing lard
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 02:48:50 PM »
i have no idea.  is Cedar in the house?
HA! I clicked on this thread just to see what her response was!  ;D
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Re: storing lard
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2012, 06:11:30 PM »
Cedar is everything in the world of food.

I've been going after this topic and I've found that lard "keeps forever" and that it will only last so long in the refrigerator. All I know is that we've got a problem.

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Re: storing lard
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 09:13:28 PM »
It's inside the jar, at the bottom of the lard?   :o
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Re: storing lard
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 11:05:00 PM »
Yes, inside the jar at the bottom.