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« on: October 01, 2013 11:16:16 AM »

This past week I made some new soap for an upcoming Octoberfest show that I am participating in.  I'm hoping they fly off of my table.

First up, Spiced Pumpkin Shandy, made with real pumpkin,  cinnamon essential oil, ground nutmeg and Leinenkugel's orange shandy:
 

This is the Lavender Cardamom Patchouli Stout, made with lavender and patchouli essential oils, ground cardamom and Guiness stout:
 

And here is my Pomegranate Poppy Seed:
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013 12:37:49 PM »

They look great! I love your combos!
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013 04:40:35 PM »

Thanks, Mare!  I love creating new blends. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013 06:01:05 PM »

They all look great. I especially like the last one: color and scent.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013 06:55:31 AM »

Those look awesome!  I love the first one, I bet it smells great!   The pom is super pretty with it's pink color.

How did you keep the Guinness one so light colored or did you just use a small amount of beer as your liquid?  When I've made beer soaps I always use 100% of the liquid as beer and the times I have used Guinness it always turns out fairly dark.    My dad has some goose hunters from Wisconsin that come up every year that hunt on his land and this year they brought 'gifts' of some micro-brewery beer and some duck/goose sausage.   We got some of the "loot" and the hubby said I could have "one" of the bottles of beer for soap making.  But since the bottles are a very dark brown I'm not sure how dark or pale the beer is, but the hubby did say it was very good.  I didn't think to ask it's color because he drank it straight from the bottle.   Personally I like the lighter colored soaps so if it's a dark ale I might use some water or some aloe juice to lighten it up some along with a little TD.  I wonder if 50/50 would keep it lighter colored while still containing a generous portion of beer.  LOL also splitting it up would allow me to use my 50/50 lye solution and I wouldn't need to prepare the beer quite so much for adding the lye into it.... or the stench of beer and lye mixed together or the volcano effect it can have.


Beautiful soaps, your picts are gorgeous and I hope they fly off the shelves and people take names to find you online to place orders in the future! 
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2013 12:42:17 PM »

Hi Krissy!  I used a small amount of Guiness after trace.  I have replaced the entire liquid amount with beer in the past and have had a few problems.  I used 4 oz. of stout to my 45 oz. batch of soap.   
I want to hear about the duck/goose sausage.  Was it yummy?
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013 02:59:49 PM »

The sausage was great!  It was some they had left from the year before that they brought up with them.  Of course they were up hunting this years limit and I suppose they will be back next year.  I think they have been coming to my dad's land specifically for the last 5-6 years.....  It seems once a hunter comes up and has good luck with a farmer they ask to return the next year to get dibs on prime hunting land.
 

What issues did you have when you used 100% beer?

Is that 4 oz of beer in 45 oz of oils for the batch?  Just checking..... 

Have you considered using 50% beer and 50% another liquid and that 50% would be the amount you mix with your lye?   Also known as 50/50 lye solution?   That way you could have more beer in your soap and it would be higher on the ingredient label.   Are you sure it wasn't issue with a FO than the beer?  FO can be a tad touchy but I guess I have never had issues with beer other than it can and does discolor. 

Adding lye into beer is tricky.    You need to add the lye VERY SLOWLY, I add about a teaspoon at a time (stirring as I pour)  and my beer has been opened for several days to ensure it's flatness.  I just tape a piece of paper towel over the top to keep dust and whatnot out.   But even then it can foam up with the lye volcano if you add the lye in to fast.  I also use a large pitcher as well so if it foams up some it has room to foam up.  (2 quart or gallon container that is Rubbermaid used to mix drinks in*)  Then I also split my beer in half.  Adding lye to half of the liquid and then I add the rest of the beer after the lye is stirred in well.   

* when using a new pitcher to mix your lye solution in for the first time it's used be sure to put the container in a larger one just in case it can't withstand the heat and it melts.  That way the lye solution will go into the other container rather than all over the counter or floor.    I also recommend not using glass, even Pyrex for mixing your lye solution in for safety reasons. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014 10:43:50 PM »

they look gorgeous and sound like they would smell amaaaazing.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2014 01:15:54 PM »

Those sound wonderful, and great job on your photography.
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