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  1. Dean

    Class of 2018 – Thank You!

    Yeah he is super-smart in the marketing department and quickly launched a very successful bath product line. I don’t know if folks here knew how talented he is. It’s a loss to us. Hope SMF brings him bk.
  2. Dean

    Class of 2018 – Thank You!

    Our dearly departed @Hendejm has gone to be with Uncle Walt but he’s still soapin’ in spirit.
  3. Dean

    Freezing

    I tried that but gelling makes my soap soft for whatever reason. Freezing a long time also causes ash..even with dbl alcohol spray.
  4. Dean

    Class of 2018 – Thank You!

    @KiwiMoose and @Dawni are class valedictorians? Speech...speech!
  5. Dean

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Unmolded my soap. I dropped the carrot juice from 25% to 20 to get it out of cheese range. 5 % change was enough to take it from orange to ylw. Will try 23 next time to see if I can get a lil orange bk.
  6. Dean

    Freezing

    Freezing overnight was a bad idea. Condensation made the soap rough when it dried.
  7. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    Ur recipie has the same hardness as my 50% SW bar!
  8. Dean

    Mineral Oil and Ash

    I used MO the fitst time on my cavity molds to prevent sticking cuz MO doesn’t react to lye I was told. Do u think the MO residue will prevent ash as well?
  9. Dean

    Hello, I made a recipe mistake, can you help please?

    I agree. I think ur mistake may be expensive, but will produce a much better soap than ur intended recipie.
  10. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    50% SW batter in da mold! I christian thee, Super Soy Wax Soap. Go hard or go home!
  11. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    Moose got herself cloned so she can soap twice as much.
  12. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    Less batter than normal. It was just a two bar batch in cavities. One bar was bout 1/4 inch low. The recipie was the same cept no carrot juice for color or EO. I did use zeawater but Ive used it b4 and didn’t notice drag. We live in apts. I don’t think I have a softener. Her apt is...
  13. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    Back to our regular programming... I mentioned I made my mom some unscented soap. It came out low in the mold. I wasn’t sure if it was cuz of the lack of EO or mismeasurement. Anyway I showered with it while there. It had a diff feel than normal...not sure how to describe it...like it had a...
  14. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    You are correct that 415 SW is partially hydrogenated and you are correct about the similar SAP. However 415 and 27 do not have similar saturation, fatty acid profiles or soap properties. If someone normally soaps with palm and the recipe has a hardness of 50 and they want to substitute 415...
  15. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    I noticed that too. I only asked the company for the saturation and hydrogenation percentages.
  16. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    Crisco and 27 have almost identical hardness properties 24-25. 27 is soft like shortening therefore is not a hard soy wax, which 415 is. Please post Golden Brand's document that identifies 415's fatty acid profile. I found this...
  17. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    This is the post in that thread that I'm referencing. https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/difference-between-crisco-and-27-hydrog-soybean-oil.5858/#post-48567 I couldn't find 27. I highly doubt its available anymore. The industry has moved from trans fats to palm for health reasons. Of...
  18. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    I use soapee. I respectfully disagree with u.... 27 and 415 are not the same. 27 is a shortening for commercial baking. It is harder than crisco and comes in a block that can be cut...not scooped. I highly doubt 415 can be cut after its been melted, poured into a block mold and cooled.
  19. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    27 hydro is a shortening. 415 is no shortening. I would not want to eat a 415 SW cookie or make a candle made out of shortening. I don’t even think 27 is avail anymore. Prob got discontinued when the food industry transitioned to palm.
  20. Dean

    Soy Wax Users

    I think 415 is fine. I kind of like that it boosts lins a little bit. Plus, its so darn cheap. Its the cheapest oil in my recipe. The more SW the better! Now if we can only get the calc owners to add 415 to their calcs so we won't have do the math to figure out the true soap properties and...
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