Stinky Grease!?

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Thad's picture
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I came upon some grease with a thick layer of foam on top in a dumpster. About an inch down it looked like pretty good grease. I brought it home, looks pretty transparent and letting settle at 130 for ~1week.

Then I went to do the hot pan test and found a good amount of water and very, very stinky grease. I mean entire house stinky.

Is there a problem with stinky veg if you settle and filter properly?

Thanks

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The foam is microbes fermenting the grease. Yes water is the problem. I would add baking soda and water softener salt. You will get something (useable oil), but your are probably 50% water. Heating is fine but the stink is gonna stay. The only thing to knock down the smell is home made skunk wash. You can find recipes on the net. I use powdered garden lime to cut the odor, it works but not as good as the skunk wash. I have a recipe but need to leave for work.
Good luck I hope you have no neighbors.

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thanks farm boy.

Ive searched past posts with baking soda key words but to no avail.

Can someone explain this BS salt dewatering process or the "best" way to de-water?

Or how much suspended water is too much water?

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thaddeus, it's good to see that you're dumpster diving still. what's your filter setup like now and how are you gettin the grease up to temp? greenhouse?

i'm just completing my barrel dewatering/filter unit as we speak.

MRP

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i know brian miller (forrest gump) was doing alot of experimenting with soda and salt. you can go to his forum and it'll have some posts.

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MRP!

I love it~ how are things with the 300D!? and the wife too.

Right now...
I have about 80 gallons in cubies (which my mom helped me get!) sitting in the sun for a couple days- reaching temps over 135 (with heat gun) and then filtering through 900FH 2micron Racor into clean 50gal drum and setting in the sun.

it is stinky and I have tried to look on the greaser formerly known as FG's website but the BS/Salt link describes acid/base changes not dewatering????

as BB says...

KEEP PAWN GREEZIN

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if it smells like puke it has alot of water... use baking soda and salt, or let settle for 3 days...

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