A few things that I didn't understand well before I did my first CP batch was the gel phase, ricing and volcanoes. Those 3 things are something to look for after you have your first batch in the mold. Gel phase is something that you should understand as best as you can before you start making soap. You will need to decide up front, wether you want your soap to go through it or not. If you don't want your soap to go through the gel phase, then it is pretty simple. Just put the full mold of soap into your refrigerator or freezer. You will have to use the freezer if your soap is getting really hot, really fast and that is based on your recipes ingredients. Having a good IR thermometer will make it a lot easier to check your soaps temperature.Thank you. Yes, I’ve been watching all soap making videos for about 3 months now. I like the small batch idea and I was thinking about keeping is simple.
It can still go through the gel phase. What sometimes happens is that you get a partial gel phase. That you won't notice really until you cut your soap into bars. The middle of your soap will look a little darker than the outside of your soap. It is completely harmless and basically is a matter of taste. I didn't like the look so I made sure my soaps went through the gel phase and so I keep them wrapped up in towels to make sure the whole batch gets warm enough to gel all the way through.Thank you for this useful information. I’ve watched so many soap videos and they like to tell you what temp they soap at but nothing about gel phase. If you choose to just keep your soap out and not refrigerate/freeze it then does it not go through gel? Or is it a crapshoot?
It has been a really durable set. I can't remember for sure but I think they are safe to use for temperatures of up to 325°F. I put them in my double boiler and microwave (for 10 minutes) without any problems. I bought 2 sets of them and this set too.
Lotion making would have been miles easier for me with those. Oh well.It has been a really durable set. I can't remember for sure but I think they are safe to use for temperatures of up to 325°F. I put them in my double boiler and microwave (for 10 minutes) without any problems. I bought 2 sets of them and this set too.
Both have been outstanding. They have raised marking so they won't disappear after washing them and you can use volume or weight with them.
I agree. I don't have anything against Bramble Berry but if you are going to buy at least $25 in products, then wholesale supply can't be beat.