- May 6, 2015
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No worries - you are trying things and asking questions. That is exactly what you should be doing.forgive me for my ignorance as I’m still learning
Just making sure you do know how to use a soap.calculator. If you don't, I really believe it is important to learn. Even though Bramble Berry is reliable and has the staff to proof read and proof read again before publishing recipes, mistakes can happen.the recipe I’m using from Brambleberry already provides the amount of oils, lye and liquid needed based on the batch size.
Do you have a smaller mold, or anything you could use as a mold (like a sturdy box) to make smaller batches. 5 pounds is a lot of soap and if you aren't happy with your result or something goes wrong, it can be a big waste of ingredients or leave you with a lot of soap to use up that you don't really like.I’m using a 5 pound mold
According to soapcalc.net it is closer to 30%I’m assuming my lye concentration is around 31%