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    Weird lard issue between buckets...

    Thanks! @Becky1024 I have noticed that as well. Gotta find that sweet spot.
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    Weird lard issue between buckets...

    Thanks @Mobjack Bay
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    Goat Milk Lard Soap question with pics

    Nothing really. It's the same lard recipe (that turns out fine with distilled water) but I just add 100% milk/frozen instead of distilled water. I'm going to make another batch pay closer attention to the trace to see if that helps. Thank you, Steve
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    Goat Milk Lard Soap question with pics

    When I did small batches of lard with gm they came out fine. However, it seems that the bigger batch means more heat generating? I will definitely try stick blending until medium trace at least to see if they makes a difference... As well as using the freezer/fridge. I also tried steaming last...
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    Goat Milk Lard Soap question with pics

    Hi @Mobjack Bay it was light trace. Usually when I stick blend the lard (no gm) it takes quite a while to thicken up and I haven't had an issue. So I blended like I normally do and figured it would be fine like usual. I guess I'll try blending a bit more to thicken up when using gm before I...
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    Goat Milk Lard Soap question with pics

    Hi @ScentimentallyYours I used the same lard recipe with distilled water and that batch came out fine. Meaning with that lard. I used the same lard from the same bucket but just added the goat milk and that's when it showed up. It did progress after I cut it. Maybe after a few minutes of it...
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    Goat Milk Lard Soap question with pics

    Hi @dmcgee5034 it's on all the gm lard bars. I'm doing 40% lye concentration and 3% sf. Regular lard is fine as well as the regular goat milk. It's just when I combined them together is when this happened. They are about 5 weeks old. It wasn't too bed at first cut but as time progressed...
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    Goat Milk Lard Soap question with pics

    Thanks @Ford . Guess I'll try the freezer instead of the fridge for the next go around. Funny thing is when I do the regular goat milk in the fridge they come out fine. The lard bar I do is either a 50 or 60% with 10% coconut and the remainder olive oil and those come out fine as well. Even...
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    Goat Milk Lard Soap question with pics

    Hi @lsg Good to know. Thank you. I might try that next as well. Have you noticed with your milk soaps that after the 20 or 24-hour mark they are hard as a rock to cut to almost to the point of being brittle? With these soaps I use 100% goat milk in place of water.
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    Goat Milk Lard Soap question with pics

    Hi all, I've been on the goat milk / lard kick for a bit and the wife and I really like it. I originally made some smaller batches and they looked fine. I also made regular goat milk NO lard and they look fine... As WELL As straight up lard and they look fine. I then made a larger...
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    Weird lard issue between buckets...

    Thanks @bwtapestry @SSC Oregon
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    Weird lard issue between buckets...

    Unfortunately, I used the whole 4lb bucket... so there's that... yeah.... won't do that again.
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    Weird lard issue between buckets...

    @bwtapestry the difference was somewhat kinda like whipped butter vs regular butter. It was "airy" I guess? Where the normal lard was more dense and smooth.
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    Weird lard issue between buckets...

    I guess it's possible. But the base was definitely different from all the others that I've used. I went a few days ago and there was no lard on the shelves. When they received a new shipment I grabbed a few of those buckets. I'm assuming they were possibly the same lot number. But I have no...
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    Weird lard issue between buckets...

    Good morning, So lately I've been on a 50% lard kick and really enjoying the bars. My wife who was hesitant at first because of "the lard" has now come to really appreciate it. Here's the issue. I made a 50% lard batch with my regularly purchased Armour lard from Walmart. Usually all of...
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    Safest gloves

    Awesome! Thanks @Zing
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    Safest gloves

    Ahh... Gotcha. So you're not talking about the surgical/mechanic/nitrile ones. Are you talking more of the longer, mid forearm dishwashing type gloves?
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    Safest gloves

    Do you mean that one pair lasts years or a box of them? I'm kinda not feeling going through a pair after one shot myself.
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    Can you rebatch a lye solution HEAVY mistake?

    Fair enough. Should have went with my gut and weigh them prior to shedding. Would have known the before/after shred weight.
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    Can you rebatch a lye solution HEAVY mistake?

    Hi all, It's been about 2 weeks since I started this thread. I am finally going to rebatch this weekend. I did some math and weighing, and it seems that the current weight of the shredded bars is about 158 grams less than when it was originally poured. I'm thinking there's a few grams lost...
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