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Old 29-10-2005, 06:51 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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I am back to this NG after a lapse of several years, I have decided
this would be a place to ask this question: I am not trolling; I do
need some sort of practical answer to this small problem.
I would like to know what folks do with the grease left over from
deep-frying. I do not do this to my food very often, and I will store
some in my electric fryer, which has a top to keep it somewhat free of
contamination in between uses. There are times one needs to change it,
as when it has been a month or so between uses, when you want to fry
something that will leave some flavor in the grease, when you fry
something that leaves a lot of bits at the bottom of the fryer, etc. I
also do some frying on the stove. I have no idea how to deal with used
oil. I hold bacon grease in the fridge.
I do not own or know anyone who can use it as a fuel. I live on a farm
in a small town in upstate NY where rubbish removal is for the rich; we
use a "transfer station" and pay by the pound (when I lived in
Brooklyn I would have poured it into a non-recyclable bottle and put in
my trash on the curb). I'm fairly certain in the "olden days"
when my house was new they would have dumped it outdoors. I am curious
what others do with it, what was done with it in the past, and I am
open to useful suggestions. I know what to expect here from the usual
suspects, and yet I am still curious enough to ask.


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Old 29-10-2005, 07:02 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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pix924 wrote:

I'm fairly certain in the "olden days"
when my house was new they would have dumped it outdoors.


What wrong with that? It's not like petroleum
oils and greases which do not biodegrade.

I know what to expect here from the usual
suspects, and yet I am still curious enough to ask.


You take all the fun out of it. :-(
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Old 29-10-2005, 07:39 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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In article .com,
"pix924" wrote:

I am back to this NG after a lapse of several years, I have decided
this would be a place to ask this question: I am not trolling; I do
need some sort of practical answer to this small problem.
I would like to know what folks do with the grease left over from
deep-frying. I do not do this to my food very often, and I will store
some in my electric fryer, which has a top to keep it somewhat free of
contamination in between uses. There are times one needs to change it,
as when it has been a month or so between uses, when you want to fry
something that will leave some flavor in the grease, when you fry
something that leaves a lot of bits at the bottom of the fryer, etc. I
also do some frying on the stove. I have no idea how to deal with used
oil. I hold bacon grease in the fridge.
I do not own or know anyone who can use it as a fuel. I live on a farm
in a small town in upstate NY where rubbish removal is for the rich; we
use a "transfer station" and pay by the pound (when I lived in
Brooklyn I would have poured it into a non-recyclable bottle and put in
my trash on the curb). I'm fairly certain in the "olden days"
when my house was new they would have dumped it outdoors. I am curious
what others do with it, what was done with it in the past, and I am
open to useful suggestions. I know what to expect here from the usual
suspects, and yet I am still curious enough to ask.


If you know anyone with chickens or pigs, it's good during the winter to
mix some of it with animal feed. :-) Gives them extra energy in the cold.

I feed bacon grease to the chickens mixed with scratch grains, and the
border collie gets a little of it. Not TOO much but she is so naturally
slender, she can use the calories.

Cheers!
--
Om.

"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." -Jack Nicholson
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Old 29-10-2005, 07:40 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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In article ,
Mark Thorson wrote:

pix924 wrote:

I'm fairly certain in the "olden days"
when my house was new they would have dumped it outdoors.


What wrong with that? It's not like petroleum
oils and greases which do not biodegrade.

I know what to expect here from the usual
suspects, and yet I am still curious enough to ask.


You take all the fun out of it. :-(


I've never tried composting grease, but I don't do any deep frying
either. Will it compost???
--
Om.

"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." -Jack Nicholson
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Old 29-10-2005, 07:42 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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"pix924" wrote in message
oups.com...
I am back to this NG after a lapse of several years, I have decided
this would be a place to ask this question: I am not trolling; I do
need some sort of practical answer to this small problem.
I would like to know what folks do with the grease left over from
deep-frying. I do not do this to my food very often, and I will store
some in my electric fryer, which has a top to keep it somewhat free of
contamination in between uses. There are times one needs to change it,
as when it has been a month or so between uses, when you want to fry
something that will leave some flavor in the grease, when you fry
something that leaves a lot of bits at the bottom of the fryer, etc. I
also do some frying on the stove. I have no idea how to deal with used
oil. I hold bacon grease in the fridge.
I do not own or know anyone who can use it as a fuel. I live on a farm
in a small town in upstate NY where rubbish removal is for the rich; we
use a "transfer station" and pay by the pound (when I lived in
Brooklyn I would have poured it into a non-recyclable bottle and put in
my trash on the curb). I'm fairly certain in the "olden days"
when my house was new they would have dumped it outdoors. I am curious
what others do with it, what was done with it in the past, and I am
open to useful suggestions. I know what to expect here from the usual
suspects, and yet I am still curious enough to ask.


After 2 or 3 uses, cool it and spread it out in the field or woods. It will
do no harm and will be eaten by bacteria, insects, etc.


--
Peter Aitken
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Old 29-10-2005, 08:40 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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pix924 wrote:

I would like to know what folks do with the grease left over from
deep-frying. I do not do this to my food very often, and I will store
some in my electric fryer, which has a top to keep it somewhat free of
contamination in between uses. There are times one needs to change it,
as when it has been a month or so between uses, when you want to fry
something that will leave some flavor in the grease, when you fry
something that leaves a lot of bits at the bottom of the fryer, etc. I
also do some frying on the stove. I have no idea how to deal with used
oil. I hold bacon grease in the fridge.


I live in the country and have good sized yard with lots of trees. There is
always a tree stump or root that needs to be burned out. I pour the old oil
on a stump and start a fire around it. The old grease burns up and helps to
get rid of the stump. I once used it to get rid of a hornet next. I had found
the next while mowing the lawn earlier in the say. I heat up the oil and
poured into a large pan, took it back to the next after dark when the nasty
critters were asleep, then got a small fire going on top that was fuelled by
the hot oil It killed to birds (and hundreds of hornets) with one stone.


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Old 29-10-2005, 09:00 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 18:42:54 GMT, "Peter Aitken"
wrote:

"pix924" wrote in message
roups.com...

snip
I do not own or know anyone who can use it as a fuel. I live on a farm
in a small town in upstate NY where rubbish removal is for the rich; we
use a "transfer station" and pay by the pound (when I lived in
Brooklyn I would have poured it into a non-recyclable bottle and put in
my trash on the curb). I'm fairly certain in the "olden days"
when my house was new they would have dumped it outdoors. I am curious
what others do with it, what was done with it in the past, and I am
open to useful suggestions. I know what to expect here from the usual
suspects, and yet I am still curious enough to ask.


After 2 or 3 uses, cool it and spread it out in the field or woods. It will
do no harm and will be eaten by bacteria, insects, etc.



Depending on what you're frying, don't dump it too close to the house!
You might end up with uninvited guests.

Sue(tm)
Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!
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Old 29-10-2005, 09:15 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 13:40:23 -0500, OmManiPadmeOmelet
wrote:

In article ,
Mark Thorson wrote:

pix924 wrote:

I'm fairly certain in the "olden days"
when my house was new they would have dumped it outdoors.


What wrong with that? It's not like petroleum
oils and greases which do not biodegrade.

I know what to expect here from the usual
suspects, and yet I am still curious enough to ask.


You take all the fun out of it. :-(


I've never tried composting grease, but I don't do any deep frying
either. Will it compost???


Interesting question. The advice is inconsistent. Generally, home
composters are told not to compost grease and oil, among other things.
However, it seems that there are some composting facilities that will
take it.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/e...t/compost.html
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Bro...proj/owst1195/
http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/s...647001285.html

I suspect that whether or not it breaks down, in the interim the used
grease in the compost pile would attract animals, etc.

One possibility would be to bring it to a rendering facility if one is
close by. I doubt they'd pick it up from a home, but might accept it
if dropped off.

from http://tinyurl.com/7hrjb
************************************************** *************
Waste oils and grease

Free grease is that used for or generated by cooking
and has not been mixed with water. It is
generated from pots, pans, grills, and deep fat
fryers and comes from butter, lard, vegetable
fats and oils, meats, nuts, and cereals. Free
grease should be kept out of the drains and
handled separately. Rendering facilities may
purchase free grease and meat wastes and provide
storage and collection. The market price
depends upon factors such as volume, quality,
and hauling distances. The rendering services
will process free grease by sampling it for pesticides
and other chemicals and filtering and
volatizing impurities before reselling it, where
prices may range from one to three cents per
pound. If the volume of the wastes generated
from one restaurant or cafeteria is too small
for the rendering facility, businesses should explore
the feasibility of setting up a cooperative
collection among similar businesses.


Sue(tm)
Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!
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Old 30-10-2005, 12:22 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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pix924 wrote:

I would like to know what folks do with the grease left over from
deep-frying.


It's not a petroleum distillate and is biodegradable. Don't put it into
a home compost pile, but dumping it on the ground away from the house
will be perfectly fine. It will probably attract critters, so a good
distance would be best.

It can be used around the homestead in lots of ways. As a surface polish
on flagstones, plant pots, decorative rocks, etc. Mix with animal feeds
for the winter (a little. The fat is nutritive and won't hurt them a
bit. Help them withstand the cold a little better.) Spray it on dusty
country driveways. Google for uses.

The point is that given the amount used in your fryer, it makes no sense
to go to any particular trouble to find odd ways to dispose of it. I
walk out my back door about 40 steps and I'm in the woods. Dump on the
ground. A month later, no indication that anything ever happened there.

Pastorio


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On 29 Oct 2005 10:51:21 -0700, "pix924" wrote:

I am back to this NG after a lapse of several years, I have decided
this would be a place to ask this question: I am not trolling; I do
need some sort of practical answer to this small problem.
I would like to know what folks do with the grease left over from
deep-frying. I do not do this to my food very often, and I will store
some in my electric fryer, which has a top to keep it somewhat free of
contamination in between uses. There are times one needs to change it,
as when it has been a month or so between uses, when you want to fry
something that will leave some flavor in the grease, when you fry
something that leaves a lot of bits at the bottom of the fryer, etc. I
also do some frying on the stove. I have no idea how to deal with used
oil. I hold bacon grease in the fridge.
I do not own or know anyone who can use it as a fuel. I live on a farm
in a small town in upstate NY where rubbish removal is for the rich; we
use a "transfer station" and pay by the pound (when I lived in
Brooklyn I would have poured it into a non-recyclable bottle and put in
my trash on the curb). I'm fairly certain in the "olden days"
when my house was new they would have dumped it outdoors. I am curious
what others do with it, what was done with it in the past, and I am
open to useful suggestions. I know what to expect here from the usual
suspects, and yet I am still curious enough to ask.



after it cools down you can pour it into a ziploc bag and toss it in
the trash with other household garbage...we're not talking about Love
Canal toxic chemicals here...this is household food waste...edible by
humans...

Bill


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pix924 wrote:
I am back to this NG after a lapse of several years, I have decided
this would be a place to ask this question: I am not trolling; I do
need some sort of practical answer to this small problem.
I would like to know what folks do with the grease left over from
deep-frying. I do not do this to my food very often, and I will store
some in my electric fryer, which has a top to keep it somewhat free of
contamination in between uses. There are times one needs to change it,
as when it has been a month or so between uses, when you want to fry
something that will leave some flavor in the grease, when you fry
something that leaves a lot of bits at the bottom of the fryer, etc. I
also do some frying on the stove. I have no idea how to deal with used
oil. I hold bacon grease in the fridge.
I do not own or know anyone who can use it as a fuel. I live on a farm
in a small town in upstate NY where rubbish removal is for the rich; we
use a "transfer station" and pay by the pound (when I lived in
Brooklyn I would have poured it into a non-recyclable bottle and put in
my trash on the curb). I'm fairly certain in the "olden days"
when my house was new they would have dumped it outdoors. I am curious
what others do with it, what was done with it in the past, and I am
open to useful suggestions. I know what to expect here from the usual
suspects, and yet I am still curious enough to ask.


I live in upstate NY too... hi neighbor... my old cooking grease helps
feed the birds in winter.... mix with bird seed (it's cheap) and pour
into two quart milk cartons to harden in the freezer... when the
outdoor temps drop down near zero cut the carton away and toss the
blocks out on the back lawn, that's what I do, so my cats can watch the
show. There's never anything in my trash that the animals can eat or
can be composted. I save the fat blocks for when the temps get really
low, that's when the birds need that kind of diet the most. Of course
if you're lazy just pour it on the ground at the edge of a wooded area,
all sorts of wildlife will find it, and quick. I don't recommend
putting fat, vegetable or animal, in your composter... won't compost
during winter anyway and when the weather turns warm it will stink and
will take more than a year to fully break down and since it contains no
cellulose won't become humous either.

Sheldon

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pix924 wrote:
I would like to know what folks do with the grease left over from
deep-frying. I do not do this to my food very often, and I will store
some in my electric fryer, which has a top to keep it somewhat free of
contamination in between uses. There are times one needs to change it,
as when it has been a month or so between uses, when you want to fry
something that will leave some flavor in the grease, when you fry
something that leaves a lot of bits at the bottom of the fryer, etc. I
also do some frying on the stove. I have no idea how to deal with used
oil. I hold bacon grease in the fridge.


My ex-FIL lives in a small town in Illinois. There is no trash
collection. One year he gave his wife a new "burn barrel" as a Mother's
Day gift (sentimental softie that he is). I wonder what would hapen if
you tried disposing the oil/fat in a burn barrel.

-bwg



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