Thanks for the tips. That will be valuable info i'll factor in when i'm planning my cook.I agree with adding it before complete saponification which is why I added it right before it finished. That's when it decided to bubble up and over ... I did warm the PT, but I didn't check the temp on it before adding. I'm a little worried about doing it again before saponification. Not sure I'm going to risk it again.
For hthp, I heat the oils to between 160 and 180, mix the lye, let it cool just a couple of minutes, down to about 180 before adding to the oils. The lye heats it up and it cooks at ~200. I rarely have volcanos anymore.
I think maybe we just need to find the right temp for the fats/pt solution when we pour in hot freshly mixed lye solution, bc the pt is a trace accelerant just like temperature, glycerin, soap as an emulsifying catalyst, alcohol, and whatever other chemicals Green recommended that i ignored.
I need a bigger pot. I need to return the 16 qt stock pot i got from Amazon bc it's only 8' deep.
I want the deepest ss tri-ply induction pot i can find for this job, & Cuisinart doesn't sell a Multiclad Pro bigger than the one I've got now.
6 years ago when I upsized my stock pot last time from an 8 quart cuisinart induction pro to the 12 quart version i tried to save some bucks in the meantime using a cheaper pot and my cook totally failed, flopped, fell right on it's face, a la it never even lifted off from the launch pad- so this time I'm just going to buy the tallest & most expensive tri-ply induction pot i can find.
I think i like the 20 qt Tramontina 12.36 x 15.98 x 12.87 stock pot but for some reason it's $50 cheaper than the smaller 12 quart Cusinart Multiclad Pro, which makes me nervous. Ex taught me to just buy Cuisinart bc their stuff is that good. All-Clad sells a very nice 11.4' deep 16 quart pot w aluminum disc in it for induction stoves, but if a 20 quart pot would work on my stove that'd be super cool.
I hope my crappy electric stove is powerful enough to pull this off w a way bigger pot n if not i'll return the 20 qt Tramontina for the 16 qt All-Clad.
Wish i had a gas range.
Making soap on a gas stove sooooo nice.
All sauciers prefer to work on gas.