Yes, that's the problem.I tried it in a goats milk/lye mixture and I kept it in an ice bath so probably the problem
Good idea, ill try that. I assume you subtract whatever little water you use to melt the silk from your total lye solution?Yes, that's the problem.
I also let the silk soak in a tiny bit of distilled water, then add a tiny bit of the lye to that, and smash the silk with a hard spoon to dissolve while it's hot. I let that cool, pour it over my frozen milk, then add the rest of the lye as usual.
Don't breathe near the fumes while the silk is dissolving. I do it outside.
I do. 1/2 - 1 oz water is all you need, so I just subtract that from my milk. And the lye is a portion of the measured lye that would be going in, not extra.Good idea, ill try that. I assume you subtract whatever little water you use to melt the silk from your total lye solution?