Howdy! Deer fat soap info from a new member.

Black powder jack

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Hi. I'm a Cheesehead into what I call primitive technology -- making things the old way. Beer, sausage, gunpowder, soap, etc. Wanted to share my latest info on using fat leftover from butchering a deer to make soap. Deer fat makes great soap! Check it out here!

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Come to think of it, I s'pose I should try cheese!
 

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Welcome from VA. Look forward to hearing of you adventures. Do you garden, hunt, preserve foods, raise livestock, etc?

Yep, that's pretty much how you make soap! LOL I use food grade lye and goat milk, plus various oils. It's a little bit of a job but goes well usually. Mine does cure to cut stage within 36-48 hrs, and then it is left to "cure" for a month. As video says, you can use various oils and use a calculator for the combos of oil, lye, liquid. I like my soaps and have sold a lot of it.

My grandma used to make rainwater & wood ash lye, used mostly lard for the oil. Since they hunted for most game beyond the occasional pig, she may well have used a lot of "wild fats"
 

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Welcome from Idaho! Great job with the deer! Have an amazing day!
 

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Welcome, Jack. Have you done a member intro post? Do you tan your deer hides?
Hi! No, I don't tan my hides. Tried once as a kid .. the neighbor kid and I stunk up his basements something fierce. The one on the wall in the photo was salted and dried in the sun. Stiff as a board.

(Um, I thought this WAS a new member intro post. Oops.)
 

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Welcome from VA. Look forward to hearing of you adventures. Do you garden, hunt, preserve foods, raise livestock, etc?

Yep, that's pretty much how you make soap! LOL I use food grade lye and goat milk, plus various oils. It's a little bit of a job but goes well usually. Mine does cure to cut stage within 36-48 hrs, and then it is left to "cure" for a month. As video says, you can use various oils and use a calculator for the combos of oil, lye, liquid. I like my soaps and have sold a lot of it.

My grandma used to make rainwater & wood ash lye, used mostly lard for the oil. Since they hunted for most game beyond the occasional pig, she may well have used a lot of "wild fats"
Thanks for the welcome. I don't garden at the moment because of where we live ... hope to rectify that in the coming year. Hunt and fish a lot, do some foraging. Make jerky and some dried foods, mostly for lightweight snacks to carry on various wilderness adventures. And the occasional smoked sucker. LOL!
 

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Hi. I'm a Cheesehead into what I call primitive technology -- making things the old way. Beer, sausage, gunpowder, soap, etc. Wanted to share my latest info on using fat leftover from butchering a deer to make soap. Deer fat makes great soap! Check it out here!

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Come to think of it, I s'pose I should try cheese!
Welcome to the forums. Deer fat soap? Interesting.. Is generally animal fat. can we use a different animal? what are my alternatives?
 

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Why yes... it is the new member thread. My bad. My ADD showing! I flit around like a squirrel chasing a bushel of nuts rolling down a mountainside. So... let's hear more... What else do you have going on? Animals... farm or otherwise? Gardening? Food preservation? Dump picking, scavenging, or MacGuyvering to make something out of nothing?
 
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