Beef Tallow

Biodiesel with Beef Tallow: A glimpse of pros, cons and limitations

Thanks to the increased awareness about depletion of natural oil reserves, people are looking for alternative sources of fuel. Production of fuel from biomaterials has gained significance in the recent times. Most of the biomaterials include fats and oils derived from living organisms that have the potential to produce fuel derived from renewable biological sources. [...]

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Posted in Biofuel Manufacture, Uses of Beef Tallow on May 25th, 2015, 8:02 am by soaplady     

Use-what-you-kill: 12 steps to make homemade leather using beef tallow

This is barbaric, you think. True, it is. But if you are a do-it-yourselfer who thinks you need to make utmost use of all that you come across, you may not retreat from this making-leather-from-hides-at-home business. And if you already have beef tallow by your side (rendered at home), you need not bother about tanning [...]

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Posted in Other Uses, Uses of Beef Tallow on May 23rd, 2015, 11:00 am by soaplady     

Soap making with beef tallow: 5 things you should be aware of

Soap making is not a complex process and is pretty simple if you know the basics. But not many opt for making soaps at home thinking it as a waste of time. Not, really. Handmade or homemade soaps are better compared to company-manufactured soaps. You know your soaps in and out and you can avoid [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on May 21st, 2015, 2:03 pm by soaplady     

How good (or bad) is your tallow? 4 important, beefed-up facts

There is a prevalent opinion that animal fat is obnoxious to human health. This is particularly said of lard or beef tallow, the rendered form of pig and cow fat. But this was not the scenario in the ancient times. Beef tallow and lard were very much in use among our ancestors, thanks to their [...]

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Posted in Beef Tallow Facts, History of Beef Tallow on May 19th, 2015, 5:07 pm by soaplady     

All about Tallow Acid: 5 facts (truths) you need to know

Beef tallow can be used as tallow acid too. It is just one of the few fatty acids that is added as an ingredient in all things useful to mankind. However, in the recent times, much has been said about tallow acid and its harmful effects on human beings. Many people argue that tallow acid [...]

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Posted in Other Uses, Uses of Beef Tallow on May 17th, 2015, 8:05 pm by soaplady     

How to make homemade beef tallow candles in 4 simple steps

Beef tallow is used to benefit mankind in a lot of ways. Tallow candles are one such benefits. Many candle manufacturers use beef tallow in candle making. They are not only cheap, they are a good replacement to the expensive paraffin wax candles. And they do function well as candles, though they light only hardened [...]

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Posted in Other Uses, Uses of Beef Tallow on May 15th, 2015, 11:18 pm by soaplady     

Beef (brief) history: From Columbus cattle to Uncle Sam to U.S. lean steak

Many take beef to be just a plate of red meat heavy on saturated fats or something that can be made into candles and soaps by do-it-yourselfers (most of whom experiment with all kinds of homemade products). But that is just not it. Beef has shaped American history to a great extent. If you are [...]

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Posted in History of Beef Tallow on May 14th, 2015, 2:08 am by soaplady     

Don’t yuck, beef tallow really makes good soaps

If you are one who likes to eat beef, but ‘yuck’ at the whole business of beef tallow, think again. Beef tallow really helps with soaps. You believe it or not, soap manufacturers make most of their good soaps in the market using beef tallow. If you look into your soap or some other personal [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on May 12th, 2015, 5:00 am by soaplady  1 comment   

8 practical tips to render beef tallow at home

Beef fat has a variety of uses. Though it is a highly saturated fat, when rendered into tallow, it is extremely useful and has a wide range of practical applications. Beef tallow is used in soap making, in the manufacture of biodiesel and in cooking. Beef fat and animal hide, as we know, is used [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on May 10th, 2015, 8:02 am by soaplady     

What is Beef Tallow

Beef tallow is rendered beef fat. Beef tallow is a whitish. It is solid at 20°C and gives off a mild odour. It does not discolve in water, but it is soluble in organic solvents. The main components in both fats are: oleic, palmitic, stearic, palmitoleic, linoleic and myristic acid. Other fatty acids account for [...]

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Posted in Beef Tallow Facts on May 8th, 2015, 11:08 am by admin     

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