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I'm not sure either ~ the one time I made it, I made my own and I still have some bars left so I haven't made any more yet. Now, that being said, I did use store bought almond milk to make the oat milk. As mentioned in my earlier reply, I use Almond Breeze brand and I get the one that's almond coconut blend and it made a lovely oat milk 🥰
Just sharing my experience, not saying this is what you should do
 

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Yay! I finally got a creamy white goat milk and honey bar using a loaf mold. Did not gel, and also did not have a gel ring. Thanks to all of you for the many pieces of advice!! I took it all in and did some tinkering. This loaf has a 33% lye concentration. I did not put it in the fridge or freezer, following @DeeAnna ’s advice to simply elevate on soup cans and use a fan. I also cracked the window open a bit on a cold midwestern night. This is almost 100% goat milk, except for a small amount of yogurt that replaced goat milk (I read in Anne Watson’s book on milk soaps that fermented milk may be less likely to gel). Other key difference from my previous bars that gelled or partially gelled was soaping in the low 80s and pouring at the very, very beginning of light trace.

A couple of the bars you see here are more yellow than the other 2. I’m not sure why that is — maybe they are from the middle of the loaf and it was warmer there?

I can’t wait to try these! Thanks again for all the input and for all the other good info that is tucked into the nooks and crannies of the amazing SMF!
 

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I'm not sure either ~ the one time I made it, I made my own and I still have some bars left so I haven't made any more yet. Now, that being said, I did use store bought almond milk to make the oat milk. As mentioned in my earlier reply, I use Almond Breeze brand and I get the one that's almond coconut blend and it made a lovely oat milk 🥰
Just sharing my experience, not saying this is what you should do
I have been looking for this milk, but so far have not found it in the stores. It will be a while before I get a chance to try it but I’m looking forward to it! Sounds amazing.
 
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