So, I'm on my 14th batch of soap and having pretty good success. The last few batches I have wanted to prevent gel so I have been putting my mold in the freezer for @4 hours then moving to the fridge overnight, then removing from the fridge and letting sit for about 6 hours, then unmolding and cutting. The first batch, a goats milk oatmeal, was brilliant. The second batch, a basic soap with lavender developed a partial gel a few days after cutting. It was still quite soft when I cut, but cool. Now I have a third batch that I have put in the freezer. Again I want to prevent gel. It is also a pretty basic soap - 30% lard, 25% co, 25% oo, 10% almond oil, 5% Shea butter, 5% castor oil, 38% water and 5% super fat. It has chromium green oxide, french green and kaolin clays. White tea and ginger FO. My question is: how long should I leave it in the freezer to ensure that I prevent gel and how will I know when it is ok to remove, and cut? I have read everything from 4 hours to 3 days. ????? I'm confused! Is there some way to tell? Thanks in advance for your good counsel.