Sometimes I wish they sold ready made bacon grease. I use it for my cast iron and cooking. I have found that I never have enough. The question I am wondering is, do you strain your bacon grease? Some insist that straining your bacon grease keeps it from going rancid and it will stay fresh in your refrigerator for 6 months. Though some declare that is a myth. My mother never strained her bacon grease and I never did either. But after a conversation and some research, I am now a bacon grease strainer. All it takes is a funnel and coffee filter. I do not miss the bacon crumbs/bits.