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HopJuicer

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Hello all,

Over the weekend I made a couple of soaps, one being an oatmeal stout beer soap that turned out pretty nice (pic attached for proof :smile:). This got me thinking of my favorite smells while brewing beer, HOPS! I love the juicy grapefruit, piney, and dank notes. Does anyone have experience using hop extracts or oils that would provide these strong scents in a finished soap?

I have some gesho kitel powder that is supposed to be an aroma powder, but I don't think this would survive and would probably turn the soap a brown color.

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What is an aroma powder? Is it like an aroma chemical? I'm afraid I don't have any insight, I have just not heard of them and am always interested in learning more. I have recently become interested in AC's but not yet started using them, I have not been soaping and they are just a big/huge new area for experimentation. Not even research - I have tried - there is just not that much out there about using them in soap for non-professional experimenters.
 
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Gorgeous soap. !!! I love beer soap and I've got zero experience with what you asked but I did want to say how lovely your soaps look!!!
 

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I used hop CO2 - or tried to - in a hot-process shave soap, added well after the cook when the soap was below 160 degrees. Not a whiff of it in the finished pucks. Very disappointing, not to mention expensive. I have the same idea, and if it worked it would be amazing, so please let me know if you figure anything out.
 

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Thank you for the quick replies! This Ethiopian powder is sold for brewing that lends a hop aroma. I thought maybe make a tea or something, but I can't see any aroma surviving in the finished product.

I just priced out the co2 hop oils. I'm sorry to hear they didn't work out, but glad I hadn't purchased them.

Hey not_ally, what are AC's?

I think I figured it after I asked. Aroma chemicals?
 

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Yes, that is it. I was just wondering if that was the same thing that you were thinking about adding. I bought some and had some given to me b/c I wanted to tweak existing FO's. Anyway, have officially entered meandering territory here, sorry if I derailed
 

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