Step 2: Simmer grease

Once the bacon has given up the bulk of its greasy goodness, remove bacon and pour grease into a small sauce pan.  Simmer grease on low heat until it stops steaming.  This will drive the water from the fat and allow for a better burn.  This can take several hours, so be patient. 

Essentially, we are rendering the bacon fat and creating tallow (beef) or lard (pork).

Two noteworthy points.
  • If you cook too fast, the grease will burn; it will still work in our Man-dle, but it may smell "off".
  • If you stop too early, it will still work, but the Man-dle may smoke and sputter a bit more than normal.
Do you see what happened there.  Even if you aren't patient and don't follow the directions, the Man-dle will still work perfectly fine!  Can this be any more Manly?  Nope!
&quot;If you don't know how to cook bacon, you should stop reading now. You are clearly not man enough to continue. I suggest drawing a nice warm bath, adding a few drops of lavender oil, and soaking until you grow a pair!&quot; <br>Hahahaha! (I almost choked on my beer there!) <br>Oh man! You, Sir, just won the contest for the most manly 'ible around! :) <br>
Thanks for the comments. The original draft of that particular paragraph suggested adding pussy willow to the bath instead of the lavender, but my wife vetoed that as a bit over the top. Oops, did I just sneak it in? My bad! :-)
Can paraffin or soy wax be used also or is bee's wax really the best choice?
Good Sir, i love your humour. I'm going to be laughing all the way when I make my own mandle using your instructable.
Made my dude a &quot;man-dle&quot;. I think he will be pleased. Thanks again!
<p>Another suggestion...if you pour the candle wax too hot you will get sinkage in the middle. This is because the wax contracts as it cools and leaves voids. The voids can cause the candle to smoke. A tip is to use a heat gun to melt some of the top layer of wax to melt down and fill the holes. You may need to repeat this process several times.</p><p>Disclaimer: I am a candle maker and owner of http://www.masonjarcandles.co</p>
<p>Thanks for the tip.</p>
<p>You certainly don't know how to cook bacon... Use cookie tray and cook it at 220 F in the oven. Using a fry pan result in low quality cook bacon.</p>
I used crystal wax from hobby lobby to make this today.
but u can post the clean version here tho. any thats not clean can be underscored like this ____________________ . an done
I don't normally comment on ibles, but when I do, i make sure it's the most manly bacon themed ones. I salute you sir on a job well done.
Hahah! Awesome job. I enjoy great writing.
OMg thats just PURE EVIL!!! <br>Genuis! I must say this is something will make anyone hungry as hell!
Mr J.X.Ross invents a Fakin candle?! What next...tofu candle?! You are heading over to the dark side sir... ;)
I'm not sure I was ever on any side other than the dark side! And I have failed to say it before, but thanks for all the comments on my other projects. They always make me chuckle.
Hilarious! I'm so allergic to all the fru-fru smelling candles...but I love bacon! Nice job!
Thanks for the comments. You may also enjoy my <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Occu-Pie/" rel="nofollow">Blackberry-peach Anti-Occu-pie </a>write-up.&nbsp; The result is pretty tasty, too.
&quot;If you don't know how to cook bacon, you should stop reading now. You are clearly not man enough to continue. I suggest drawing a nice warm bath, adding a few drops of lavender oil, and soaking until you grow a pair!&quot; <br> <br>YEEEEEES!!! *Does the Man-Dance!* <br> <br>It's easy to see that a bacon candle is the hands-down choice. <br>I use beef tallow and sometimes chicken fat for some of my candles. And lard, right after I've made donuts, onion rings or fried chicken. I'll either use a cut open Arizona tea can or just a shot-glass to hold the candle fat.
Well done, sir. Well done.
Thanks. I make man-dle now. lol
Awesome ible !!! Havent laughed this hard in a while. <br>
Very detailed and very humourous. Thank you
Maybe &quot;Strips of beef that want to be bacon candle&quot; is a more accurate title for this. Beef bacon? Seriously? REAL men eat REAL bacon. LOL
Touch&eacute;! Though for fake bacon, the taste of this stuff is pretty close.
All meant in good fun ;) I've had it and I agree, it's pretty tasty stuff! Still, If I can get some bacon grease away from the wife (she cooks with it) I have to try this. It is a fantastic idea!

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