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@GemstonePony my bad I have a hard time explaining but thank you so much for your patient :) I really appreciate your help. I will definitely try 33% lye concentration next time.
Glycerin rivers can form when the soap goes into gel and has a long time to cool down. The temperature you actually soap at has very little to do with it, particularly if you CPOP or force gel some other way.
 
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Glycerin rivers can form when the soap goes into gel and has a long time to cool down. The temperature you actually soap at has very little to do with it, particularly if you CPOP or force gel some other way.
@GemstonePony That make sense! Thank you for explaining! much appreciate.
 

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@TheGecko ahh got it, thank you for the clarification! And will do, hopefully it turn out better next batch, I will keep you guys update :)
I just want to clarify that @TheGecko is talking about lye concentration and you are talking about water as a percentage of oils. It is always better to measure your water amount as a lye concentration or as a ratio (a 33% lye concentration is a 2:1 water to lye ratio) - Water as a percentage of oils doesn't make a lot of sense because water has nothing to do with oils and everything to do with lye. Welcome to the addiction!
 
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I just want to clarify that @TheGecko is talking about lye concentration and you are talking about water as a percentage of oils. It is always better to measure your water amount as a lye concentration or as a ratio (a 33% lye concentration is a 2:1 water to lye ratio) - Water as a percentage of oils doesn't make a lot of sense because water has nothing to do with oils and everything to do with lye. Welcome to the addiction!
@linne1gi Thank you for pointing that out! I will use lye concentration from now on :)
 

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I got this from Amazon and its seem to be working ok but do you think this is good enough for soap making?

Thanks again for your input, much appreciate,
Sas

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This scale is perfect for soapmaking. I have been using the My Weigh scale for 5 years and really like it. I believe several soapmakers here at SMF use it as well.
 
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