For the lovers of bacon everywhere, I offer you…ideal mood lighting.
1. Just like the bacon soap recipe, I boiled the grease with water in equal parts, removed it from heat and added 1/2 as much COLD water to precipitate out the yuck. After cooling, the top layer of grease is scoopable. (I did two washes and coolings.) But, cooling takes a WHILE, so we’ll come back to the fat in a minute.
2. Braid up a few strands of cotton yarn a bit longer than your chosen vessel or cut a strip of absorbent natural fiber clothing. Thread it through a metal cap on one end and center it over a magnet. (Of course, if you can think of another way to stabilize it, that’s fine too.)
4. Spoon soupy, soft grease in and around wick. Be sure to accidentally drip some on the top of the wick, it will help get the fire going until the grease liquifies and starts climbing the wick on it’s own.
It will smoke for a few minutes while the wick is soaking and all, but other than that, there’s really no smoke or deep-fried scent. That second bit will be a disappointment to some, but I guess ‘clean’ grease is just rude like that.