Podcast: Episode 419, How to Make Wild Game Soap
Justin and the crew chat with Kassi Smith about making your own soap from wild game fat. They discuss step by step harvesting fat, storing fat, the soap making process, aging whole deer, processing your own chickens, rooster testicles, and so much more!
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Learn to Cook Wilder with the Harvesting Nature Supper Club’s cooking classes
Kassi was introduced to fishing and shooting as a child in Washington and started hunting years later while in graduate school in Idaho. She now lives in Colorado and enjoys all of what the west has to offer.
Visit Kassi IG: @thefrontfortyfarm
Justin whitetail hunting with the family
Reviewer gets a hat!
Updates from Collin – he got an Elk!
Stay tuned for his Adventures for Food episode about the hunt
Bouncing around the west
CO chapter of BHA board member
Kassi’s season so far
More waterfowl hunting opportunities
Out of state opportunities
What’s in Kassi’s freezer?
Where to find the good stuff
Dry aged whole deer
Weird bits of chicken
Rooster testicles, feet, and head
Pigs and deer processing is very different
Roasted pig head
Roasted moose head
What you can eat on a head
Jesse Griffith’s “The Hog Book”
How Kassi got into wild game soap making
Animal fat and potash
Soap is simple: lye and fat
Treat it like chopping onions
Making soap from elk fat
How much fat is needed?
Getting the fat from the rump
Storing and cleaning the fat
Rendering the fat
Adding other oils
How long does the soap last?
Fat for candles
SAVE YOUR FAT!