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WilsonFamilyPicnic

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i've made mostly GM soap at between 30-34% lye solutions and get pretty quick trace. hasn't been unmanagably quick at all.

so i had tried paul's method a few weeks ago of doing half liquid as water in the lye, mixing with the oils, then adding the GM at emulsification. and i had a quick trace mishap. so i got crazy yesterday and decided to try out two batches at 40% lye solution with just water expecting a really quick trace. not at all.

i've seen that the sugars in GM make it gel hot, but does the sugar acclerate trace too?
 

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Adding sugar does make it get hotter like the natural sugars in the GM. I have not tried soaping lately more than 33% lye solution. I'll try 40 and see if I get the same experience as you. Thanks for your experience. 8)

Paul
 

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the 2 batches at 40% lye were just straight water. i was expecting things to move quick so i didn't get fancy, but i was standing there stirring going...ho hum...when's it gonna hapen. so i got antsy and got the stick blender out. i think my freak siezed batch was a little on the warm side and that was where the trouble started. :?

i did those friday, cut saturday and checked them today and they are curing great! don't have that tackiness to them that it usually does for a couple of days.
 

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