100% tallow soap

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kjebanks47

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Tried to make a batch of 100% tallow soap for laundry use, 0 superfat. Never really a good trace and had fat sitting loose. Hot process, ran through the soap calc 3 times. Is there any way to save it now?
Thanks for any help or insight.
 

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Can you give us your recipe, and clarify - you've already hot processed it or you want to hot process it? Picture would help too.
 

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Yes, please, the entire recipe in weights, as well as your process thus far.
 

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I did hot process it. The recipe was 32 Oz tallow, 12.16 Oz water, 4.56 lye. I don't have a pic at this time, but I will try to post one this evening. Thanks for yall's response.
 

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How long did you wait? In my crockpot the 100% lard usually takes about 30 minutes to turn.
 

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I cooked it in a crock pot on low, lid on. I did stir at 30 minutes because it just did not seem to be "gelling" for me. I have not ever had this happen before. I'm just at the point of trying to figure out if I can rebatch or if it goes into the trash.
 

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Does it zap?

Did you render the tallow yourself? If so, and you used Lionprincess' method with the salt and the baking soda, perhaps there was some salt and/or baking soda left and that made things go wonky?
 

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I did not try the zap test yet, I rendered my own tallow - no salt or baking soda, just a little water when I rendered it, then I double filter it. I did not even think to zap test it, I was so flustered with the fat that was just sitting in the mold that I thought the soap was not usable.
 
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