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    Sticky white layer on cpop

    No, I don't always use colorants but when I do I just mix them with a little bit of oil from my pot. This happens whether I use FOs or EOs, color or no color.
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    Sticky white layer on cpop

    I have been using CPOP lately and am having trouble. Every single batch is giving me a thin sticky white bubbly layer on top. I thought it might be soap ash or lye film but I can't find anyone who is describing this a sticky, just a powder and mine is not a power. Help?? What can I do to...
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    Question regarding temperature

    Thanks so much for all the input. The first video I watched on CP, the guy used a hand blender and not a stick blender. So, I always thought it would be the same and that evryone used a stick blender because it was less prone to splashing. I guess I was wrong! I'm going to go buy a stick...
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    Question regarding temperature

    Well, I bought a stick blender but it took so long to trace with my very first HP batch (the one that ended up seizing) that I burnt out the motor and had to throw it out. So since then I've been using an electronic hand mixer/beater, like you would use to beat cake batter or something.
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    Question regarding temperature

    I see. I have made at least 8 batches of HP and 2 batches of CPOP. The first time, I mixed them after allowing to cool to below 120. But after 2 hours of mixing, it still would not trace. Finally, I walked away to feed the baby. I think I turned up the temp. And it went to a very thick...
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    Newbie question about temperature

    Does anyone know WHY anything has to be cooled at all? It's not necessary in hot process.
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    Question regarding temperature

    Why do I have to allow the lye and oils to cool for CP if it isn't necessary for HP? I figure it's because you don't want the EOs/FOs to flash but that's the only reason I can think of. If that's the case, then would it be alright to add the EOs once the lye/oils mixture has cooled while...
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