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kwahlne

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My first attempt at soaping with beer....UGH!

That was the nastiest stench I have ever smelled! :shock: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me that goes away. I am already reconsidering EVER doing that again and I only just made it today...
 
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i didnt get a stinch.. sounds like you burned it.. how did you do it
 
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ummm i didnt get a smell from mine, i just made some the other day just fine
although i have never made a pine tar bar.. but i love my beer soap
 
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I did 100% beer soap.. its in the pic area.

I took the beer and heated it to almost boil. Left it in a jar and sat it out for two days until it was flat at room temp.

I made an ice bath and put the beer in it.. until it was colder than room temp.. added the lye and stirred the whole time..

It didnt burn at all..
 

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I use ale and stout in some of my recipes with no burning.
 
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opalgirl said:
What is the advantage to using beer in soap?
Thanks,
Opalgirl[/quote

It is so so creamy..cutting it even made me smile.. smooth..

I dont even wanna sell it lol
 

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Hi All,

I boiled the beer first and then at room temperature, added the lye. It was smelling before even adding the lye, which only made it worse. I didn't know it could burn! Great....

Maybe the smell will be gone when I unmold.... wishful thinking?
 

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I made beer soap before too, and it smells like pee for days.
But the yucky smell does cure out eventually, so no worries :)
Same goes true for Coconut milk, etc. hth.
 

kwahlne

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GrumpyOldWoman said:
But the yucky smell does cure out eventually, so no worries :)
Same goes true for Coconut milk, etc. hth.
When you say "eventually".... about how long, do you think? 3 days? 10 days? longer?

This is a bday present and I've only got a little over 3 weeks to work with! :D

I used a Black and Tan beer. I'm wondering if that type has a stronger stench than other types of beer.
 
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I dont think it matters what type of beer.
I used Miller.

But like I said, I think you soaped too hot.
 

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OK. I unmolded.

The stench has definitely gone down substantially, but still there. It's reassuring, although still smells bad.

Other than a small crack at the top, the soap actually looks really nice, surprisingly! I really hope the smell goes away in a few days at most!

:)

I will have to remember to keep it cooler, if there's a next time. It really was very creamy when cutting!
 
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