I used the fat from the cow Sean butchered to make tallow. At first it was a joke, but then I wanted to see how it was done and what it was like and I'm so glad I did. I used this tutorial and found the horrible smell I had read about was no worse than the smell of fat hitting the coals when cooking burgers on the grill. Once finished and strained, the meaty smell is gone. I chopped ours and put it in the freezer for later use. Hopefully soap making will follow soon.