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Keeping Suet from Melting

I am an avid bird feeder! How does one prevent suet from melting through in the summer warmth? On the market, I have only seen, small blocks of suet that claim to not melt. My experience leads me to say that all suet melts. Any suggestions?

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By Sandra

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September 15, 20110 found this helpful

The 'no-melt' suet still melts, just not as fast as the regular kind. I live in the south, and have never been able to stop it from melting. You could try using a plastic tub to hold it, where at least all the contents stay together. I just stopped using them when the weather is warm, and store them in the freezer until it is cool outside.
Best of luck to you!

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September 20, 20110 found this helpful

Adding corn meal to your suet cake will do the trick. Mine doesn't melt and believe me its been hot here in Oklahoma. I mix up lard, corn meal (no salt kind), oatmeal, peanut butter, until it is thick like (and if you want add raisins or seeds, but you don't need anything else).

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Put in suet containers (I saved all my store bought ones), set in the refrigerator until set and then put each container in a sandwich bag and put into the freeze until ready to 'serve'.

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September 26, 20170 found this helpful

Very good info. I will have to try this. I have lots of birds in my back yard and I hope that this will draw even more in during winter months here in SC.

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