Beer is more than for drinking!
Yes that is beer in the pan in preparation to making a batch of shampoo bar soaps ! I selected a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from the local grocery store as the bottle appealed to me. From what I have read, I first needed to flatten the beer to get rid of the bubbles as lye and carbonation do not play well together. I added a tablespoon of salt which seemed to help get that process going. After I left it sit out I then boiled out the alcohol so that those sugars would not cause the soap to setup so fast. I decided to go back to an old mold idea for round bars. I have not made these in years and thought they would be a more handy way to use the soaps in the shower! So I went to Home Depot and had a nice gentleman cut in half 2 – 24″ lengths of 3″ diam. PVC pipe for my molds.
I’ve heard of beer soaps before, but never really knew what the deal was. I might be interested in testing out a shampoo bar – the last one I tried I wasn’t too fond of. Then again, I might have been using it wrong, too.
Send me a message if you still need/want testers – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for the comment and I will let you know when the batch is ready for testing!
Ha! Are they extra sudsy? LOL
They are definitely extra sudsy-put liquid shampoo to shame! :o)
Sounds interesting…I’m willing to be a guinea pig if you need me!
Send me your email address to email@example.com and I will contact you when batch is ready to test-it takes 3 weeks for the new soap to cure. It smells great!