Making a beer soap has been on my 'try this' list for quite awhile, and I still haven't done it yet. My son is a home brewer, and last summer grew some hops. He used some of them and wasn't happy with the way the beer turned out (I forget why). But...he still has the remainder of the hops dried and in the freezer. I've read through threads on using the hops in soap, but I just want to know if the hops can be ground finely enough so the soap won't be scratchy. I'm not concerned about the aroma surviving the lye as I'm quite sure it won't. I just think it would be fun to make him some soap with his home grown hops! And since it sounds like the process of making beer soap is stinky, I'll probably be waiting to do it until I can have a window open. Which around here means May.