Thanks for the reply
Tallow is rendered (melted) suet. Are you going to use yours for eating or for soap-making? I think I'll try both! There are lots of instructions online for how to render suet into tallow, like this:
Suet, the fat attached to the kidneys, was prized by traditional groups for its nutritional benefits. If you can not buy suet off the supermarket shelf then you may have to resort to rendering the fat yourself.
Ask at your local butcher for suet from free range cattle, or if that does not succeed then try your supermarket butcher.
Makes about a litre.
* 1 1/2 kg suet, chopped.
Place the suet in a large saucepan and heat over very low heat, stirring occasionally for about 6 hours or until most of the fat has melted. Keep the saucepan covered. If it looks as if a large portion of the fat has not melted then increase the heat a little. Strain through a steel sieve or a colander lined with cheesecloth. Refrigerate until it sets, cut into blocks and store in the freezer.