Ilovesoap said:Making my first salt bar, should I expect gel?
I always put mine through full gel.
Does it need to gel.
How long after gel before cutting?
Depending on your recipe you can cut as soon as 3 hours.
I know that it is not good to wait too long.
IF you put it in the oven and it goes through gel....check it after an hour or so. If it is getting real hard try to cut it. I always cut mine when still warm. Good luck.
Mine always gel in my wood log or slab mold, covered with my wood lid. If you are using a log mold, I'd check after about 1-1/2 hours after pour. It needs to be very hot to the touch to get a good cut without getting crumbly edges. It will get hot very fast in the mold. Good luck on your first of many salt bars.Ilovesoap said:Making my first salt bar, should I expect gel? Does it need to gel. How long after gel before cutting? I know that it is not good to wait too long.