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Variable taste in the fat?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby GBov » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:02 am


I have noticed for a while that the fat on my rabbits seems to be quite variable as to taste. Their diets didnt change but sometimes the fat will be sweet and nice and other times it will be bitter and nasty.

Any ideas why?

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Re: Variable taste in the fat?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Homer » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:19 am


Being in FL. could it be temperature related? Hot-we're trying to get rid of the fat so lets make it bitter. Cooler-try to retain it so it's not so rancid tasting.

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Re: Variable taste in the fat?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby TheChad » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:33 am


I just processed my first three and left some of the fat. I wondered how it would taste. May have to remember this and see what I think. Thanks!

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Re: Variable taste in the fat?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Homer » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:52 am


I think it's easier to pull the fat off once you have it cooled down like after brining etc.
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Re: Variable taste in the fat?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby GBov » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:13 am


We usually love the fat, its just sometimes its not nice. It might be temp related. Will find out once this move is over and we have buns in the cold instead of the heat. :lol:

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Re: Variable taste in the fat?

Post Number:#6  Unread postby Homer » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:10 pm


GBov wrote:Will find out once this move is over and we have buns in the cold instead of the heat. :lol:

So when is the "Big" day?
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Re: Variable taste in the fat?

Post Number:#7  Unread postby Zass » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:05 pm


Have you been paying attention to the gender or age of the rabbits?
From my experience with other animals..
I'd suspect does to have tastier fat than bucks, and younger buns to be better than older ones, unless the buck/doe difference offsets that.

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Re: Variable taste in the fat?

Post Number:#8  Unread postby GBov » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:41 pm


Homer wrote:
GBov wrote:Will find out once this move is over and we have buns in the cold instead of the heat. :lol:

So when is the "Big" day?


Argh, still working on it but fingers crossed its all go for November! Have sold all my lovely buns to a really sweet young lady (who is now a member of RT :D ) who will do them proud. Must say, it was really nice to be hit with a hurricane and NOT have to bug out with 22 rabbits! :lol:

The age and sex thing? I havnt really paid enough attention but I did notice that last nights rabbits were both young as two fit in the bag and one was better than the other, fat taste wise, that is. Perhaps a buck and a doe but I dont remember that particular batch so no idea really.

I think I will pay MUCH better attention when next we get buns, its puzzles like this that keep me up at night! :lol:

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