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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2011 12:01:57 PM »

Bummer!  Beer can be a jerk for sure, I've had some weird things happen too..  for the sake of argument, here's how I usually do it..  I boil the beer in a huge pot and let it sit on the counter overnight.  If I'm super worried, I'll freeze it after that in an ice cube tray.  I've done 100% beer, but I usually put my lye in the bottom of my soap pot, and then add the water and beer cubes and stir.  The heat from the reaction melts the cubes but it doesn't get super hot that way.  I usually do a mix of olive, coconut, grapeseed, and palm oils and I always use essential oils.  It does get to trace way quicker, but I just have my molds ready (and the ice cubes really help). 

Here's are a few links to beer soap I made recently, including recipes:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=385878.msg4563425#msg4563425

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380700.msg4504447#msg4504447

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=379601.msg4488117#msg4488117

Pay no attention to the essential oil mix on the manly man batch, as it smelled like a foot when it was done curing Wink  The Leinenkugle was the best of the three I think.

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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2011 07:43:25 PM »

You sir, are my hero. (Yes, I know you're not a sir, but you deserve a military rank for the recipes).  I think I'll give another kick at the cat and see if I can't make a thuper beer soap.  I'll keep you updated.

P.S. last time I used a fragrance oil, not an essential oil. I'll order some EO this time and hopefully that will be the difference.
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