Help with rendering lard

Shane B

New member
Hey guys!

I tried rendering lard from pork skin for the first time last night and I’m not sure I’m done yet lol. I had it in a Dutch oven in the oven at 225-250 for almost 5 hours and thought it looked complete. But this morning it looked like there was some separation in my jars that could be water. Should I start the process back up again tonight, dump all the lard and cracklings I saved back in there for another round?

Pics from when it was finished last night and this morning:

Dustin Dorsey

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Throw it in the fridge and see what happens maybe. I've only rendered Tallow. It took a long time for it to solidify. It seems like I had some liquid in the bottom of mine.