The zap isn't bad. Not as bad as a 9v battery lick (from what I remember from my childhood at least).Hey guys, I tried to unmould.... the soap is sticking a little to the sides... so may be tomorrow. @ CaraBou: I didn't read your post before attempting to unmould.. I have ph strips. Will give it a try with that. I'm not keen on getting zapped yet.( actually I'm a chicken When it comes to that :-?)
In regards to "unmold time", I give my Cold Process soaps at least 24 hours, and try to give a little more, but have never waited more than 48 hours.* My Hot Process soaps get unmolded after 18-24 hours. Currently, I use silicone loaf molds that sit in wood support boxes that I built to keep them from bowing.
*I have not made a Castile soap or other recipe that is known for a long curing time.