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Lane

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About ten hours later I unmolded and sliced... IT is Oily as heck!!! Like it literally slid out of the mold... When I sliced it, it pushed little beads of oils out of the bar! I can tell it isn't FO, plus I used the same amount as I always do... Possible with all the swirling and blending, I may have added too much dye and I have an abundance of water in my bars?? My dyes are the diluted LabColors... So I added an extra two or three tablespoons of water...

Any ideas? I searched the forum but got to the forth page and gave up.
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(I asked this in another post but thought it could be it's own thread...)
 
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It sounds like you should find out if it's water or oil.

Can you get enough of a sample to maybe put a drop in a glass of water and see if it dissolves or floats? Oil floats. Oil mixed with soap might ruin that theory. Maybe if you put a drop on a skillet at low heat? Water evaporates, oil will remain unless you scorch it.

If the drop is clear then it can't be water based dye. Is it clear?
 

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It is slick like oil, but has no scent like FO, it is thin like water but has no color to it like the dye :roll: :roll: :?: :?:
 
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Then it's mostly water. It sounds to me like your water you diluted your LabColors with didn't fully incorporate in your batter. But I'm just a newbie, Kitten Love do I know? :D
 

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I'm gonna re batch it today! I hate re batching... but I hate looking at an entire 2 pound batch wasted even more... :(
 

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Lane said:
I'm gonna re batch it today! I hate re batching... but I hate looking at an entire 2 pound batch wasted even more... :(
so how did it turn out?
 
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SoapyGal said:
Lane said:
I'm gonna re batch it today! I hate re batching... but I hate looking at an entire 2 pound batch wasted even more... :(
so how did it turn out?
Yeah, really! I rebatched my goat today and it came out perfectly, although one shade darker, but still light.

I finally found a way to successfully rebatch: crock pot!
 
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Hi Lane!

It sounds like it separated. I've had this happen once and was told that it was likely due to getting a false trace. Not sure if I buy that or not - but there you have it.
 

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