We had a slim window of opportunity while the weather was
nice, no snow, no frost and no rain, so my husband built a fire
in our court yard pit. He added the tri pod and suspended the
cast iron pot filled with pork fat that had been in the freezer.
I'm not certain how much it weighed when we started
but we ended up with five quarts of lard by the time
we had finished. Last time we rendered inside
the house which I didn't care for. Our house smelled
like pork for quite a while! Not a pork steak sort of
pork smell, but a pig sort of pork smell.
We pressure canned it a couple days later,
taking the lard out of the refrigerator and
reheating it so it would pour.
I was at work so he prepped the lids and kept
the jars warm in the oven.
He filled the jars
He got the pressure up
End result, 5 quarts of lard
and more room in the freezer!