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What part of moose good for tallow?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 02, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I have a source for moose that will soon be butchered. The hunter usually throws away all the fat (you know, saturated fat being bad and all) and I asked to keep it for me.

  • What parts of the moose are best for making tallow?
  • Any other good parts I should ask to keep?

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on October 04, 2012
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Thanks. ________

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on October 03, 2012
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+1 for really icky.

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Mynd you, moose bites Kan be pretti nasti...

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No realli! She was Karving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end of an interspace toothbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: "The Hot Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink"...

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A moose once bit my sister...

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"Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of this hat!"

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The tallow part.

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I figured 'tallow' was just rendered fat from ungulates, no matter which species.

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This makes me wish I lived in Alaska.

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The term is typically used to describe rendered from cows or sheep, but there is an "etc." that extends to other big game.

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on October 02, 2012
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I shoot a moose almost every year. There is very little fat on a moose, the outer layer is usually ruined by poor handling in the field and ends up covered in leaves, hair, and dirt. That fat is not very good for tallow anyway. The fat you want is found internally surrounding the kidneys, heart, intestines, and behind the eyeballs. I can usually get 10-15lbs of fat from these areas. Also, have him save you all the leg bones! Take them to a butcher, ask him to cut them into 3" pieces. Use for bone broth and suck the marrow as they are cooking.

We also save the head. Skin it, remove tongue for eating later, remove eyeballs and brains--get fat from eyes and eat brains. Put the rest, which you chopped up to get the goodies in a big pot of water--doesn't have to be all at once, and make soup. This is an Alaskan Native delicacy...moose head soup.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

(1213)

on October 02, 2012
at 11:55 PM

This makes me wish I lived in Alaska.

Ad369bbf19109804bbe6609f023285b1

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on October 04, 2012
at 02:44 PM

Thanks. ________

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on October 03, 2012
at 12:07 PM

+1 for really icky.

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on October 02, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Probably not the horns. I thought tallow was from cow fat.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 03, 2012
at 12:37 AM

I figured 'tallow' was just rendered fat from ungulates, no matter which species.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on October 02, 2012
at 10:43 PM

The term is typically used to describe rendered from cows or sheep, but there is an "etc." that extends to other big game.

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