Comments on: Soapfest 2011: Black and Tan Beer Soap http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/ Tutorials on soapmaking, bath fizzies, lotions and more Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 By: Becky with Bramble Berryhttp://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/#comment-82773 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:25:00 +0000 http://www.soapqueen.com/?p=11070#comment-82773 Good morning, Danielle!

We are so excited for you to start soaping, especially with this recipe, it is one of our favorites. Thank you so much for your business. This recipe does have a nice, stable lather due to the Olive Oil, but if you wanted to add a bit of Castor Oil (http://www.brambleberry.com/Castor-Oil-P3195.aspx) for those extra big bubbles, you could! It shouldn’t cause your soap to accelerate trace at all and we suggest using it at a range of 3-8% in this recipe. Make sure to run your recipe through the lye calculator again to make sure your lye water amounts are correct as well! If you get any fun pictures of your soap, be sure to share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page — we’d love to know how it turned out for you. =)

Lye Calculator: http://www.brambleberry.com/Pages/Lye-Calculator.aspx

Happy Soaping!
-Becky with Bramble Berry

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By: Becky with Bramble Berryhttp://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/#comment-82770 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:14:39 +0000 http://www.soapqueen.com/?p=11070#comment-82770 Hi Jennifer!

We are so excited that you made this soap and hope to see pictures of it (if you were able to get any). The soap should gel right back together and you shouldn’t have any problems with it! Let us know how it turned out. =)

-Becky with Bramble Berry

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By: Daniellehttp://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/#comment-82754 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:49:59 +0000 http://www.soapqueen.com/?p=11070#comment-82754 So excited to try this recipe! I just ordered the vertical mold and FO’s yesterday and anxiously awaiting their arrival.
How sudsy is this soap? My hubby likes lots of lather. Could I add some castor oil to this recipe? If so how would I go about figuring the amount? Would adding castor oil to it effect the acceleration of trace?
Thank you so much!
Danielle

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By: Jenniferhttp://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/#comment-75725 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:09:15 +0000 http://www.soapqueen.com/?p=11070#comment-75725 Zoinks! I made this soap today, first time using the verticle mold.. I doddled after pouring and didn’t take the devider out right away… When I did my 25 degree twist it separated the already thick soap…. Only like 1 min after pour. Do u think it will melt back together as it heats up? Blargggg

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By: Becky with Bramble Berryhttp://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/#comment-68037 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:56:37 +0000 http://www.soapqueen.com/?p=11070#comment-68037 We are so glad that you tried it out! It might not turn out how you expected, but I bet it will smell absolutely delightful. =)
-Becky with Bramble Berry

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By: Denise at Northern Lite Naturalshttp://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/#comment-67969 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:32:04 +0000 http://www.soapqueen.com/?p=11070#comment-67969 loved this idea so I gave it a try my first time with beer. Followed your idea of pouring with my own recipe and round molds. Hubby warned it would bleed through one side to the other and sure enough it did. I was bummed but I’ll see what the outcome is when I remove from mold. Guess next time I’ll use my loaf mold though I won’t get the zig or zag ;) Thanks for the idea!

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By: Homemade Gifts for Menhttp://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/#comment-67717 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:03:36 +0000 http://www.soapqueen.com/?p=11070#comment-67717 [...] Black & Tan Beer Soap – Soap Queen [...]

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By: 101 Handmade St. Patrick’s Day Ideashttp://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/#comment-66611 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:07:38 +0000 http://www.soapqueen.com/?p=11070#comment-66611 [...] DIY Beer Soap – Soap Queen [...]

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By: Slyhttp://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/#comment-65123 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:12:35 +0000 http://www.soapqueen.com/?p=11070#comment-65123 Dear Becky:
Great ideas! Thank you so much for your expertise! Sly

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By: Becky with Bramble Berryhttp://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soapfest-2011-black-and-tan-beer-soap/#comment-65114 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:13:45 +0000 http://www.soapqueen.com/?p=11070#comment-65114 Good morning, Sly!

Water discounting will make any batch of soap accelerate slightly faster, but I’d suggest adding that extra 1 ounce of water so that you have enough time to work with this fun design and you aren’t rushed. The water is a range and is isn’t as important as getting the exact lye amounts.

If you want to increase your working time on this recipe, I’d suggest increasing the Olive Oil amount and decreasing the Palm Oil, or even increasing the superfat. Doing both of those will give you much more time to play around with this recipe. Just make sure if you change any of the amounts to run it through the lye calculator again.

Lye Calculator: http://www.brambleberry.com/Pages/Lye-Calculator.aspx

-Becky with Bramble Berry

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