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    Hard knocks

    Completely off topic but at the same time too long didn’t read. Depending on your frame of reference a graben may appear to be a horst so be careful. Stating that conduction is the best way to melt rock suggests you are overconfident. Conduction may be very effective but magnetic excitement of...
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    My wife is not happy. The kitchen is a mess.

    You are right. I need to make smaller batches. I was making larger batches to make measurements more accurate
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    Hard knocks

    I added some honey too!
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    Aeration?

    I think aerating soap for shaving will help it lather faster. Opinions? Ho would I aerate?
  5. Kevin roberts

    Hard knocks

    No, I didn’t make sure the beer was flat. I didn’t understand that until it was too late. There was a fairly thick leathery scum on the top once the lye reacted. I removed and discarded it. I used no water. Right now, it is like pudding. I am drying it in the oven. I know it’s premature but I...
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    Hard knocks

    30 oz coconut oil 50 oz olive oil 11 oz lye 24 oz beer 7 lb impatience Yes, solid soap is yes, solid soap is intended.
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    My wife is not happy. The kitchen is a mess.

    This is my third batch and less of a failure than the first two. 30 oz coconut oil 50 oz olive oil 11 oz lye 24 oz beer I’ve been trying to dry a portion of this batch that volcanoed yesterday in the oven. I’ve been turning the temp up a bit every hour or so. At 170 degrees, a portion, about...
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    Hard knocks

    This morning, the batch is translucent. Does not zap. I split the batch and added some honey for lather and 1% menthol for shaving. The rest of the batch is going to sit. The I’ve been trying to dry a portion of my batch that volcanoed yesterday in the oven. I’ve been turning the temp up a...
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    Hard knocks

    Thank you msunderstood. Yes it is HP. It stayed within the pot but gelled. Denatured alcohol, warming the batch to 120 degrees, had it about 70% liquid but while stirring, it seized again. Then I left it to cool and it is dissolving again apparently. I am just going to let it sit overnight and...
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    Hard knocks

    I’ve read the guidelines. I’m new and have failed plenty so far. Just had a foamy volcano. 40% coconut oil and 60% olive oil. Understanding there is no real rescue, once it has cooled down is there any way to get it back to a fluid state?
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