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You definitely want to make sure you remove the very fine pieces of baking using a cheesecloth (purchase here on Amazon). This will ensure that your bacon grease will last longer (keep it refrigerated), and will result in a creamy white (flavor-filled) texture.
- Let bacon grease cool- it's important to do this. Pouring hot bacon grease into a container risks shattering the glass container. Let the grease cool enough until it starts to get thick... this ensures the grease is safe enough to pour.
- Strain the grease through a sieve lined with cheesecloth (double-layered). (As bacon cooks, it leaves very fine pieces of meat in the grease. It's important to strain these bacon pieces as they are the first thing to go rancid. Straining it ensures that you only have bacon grease!)
- Pour the grease into a glass container, place the lid on top securely, and place it in the fridge.