It's been years since I made any lard soap, and have been dabbling with hot-processing small batches of veg based soap, am looking for a good recipe for a large batch (around 4#) of lard/coconut (and maybe shortening?) in order to use ingredient I have on hand and any tips on adapting recipes for hot process in a crockpot.
One site I looked at suggested increasing the amt of water to improve consistancy/pourability at the end of the cook, is there a rule of thumb for how much/what % to add? I was going to try an extra ounce of water to a recipe that called for 12 ounces of water, does that sound about right?
Thanks in advance for your replies, you guys are great!
Thanks for clearing that up! I just figured you would be able to smell the lard. I am glad to know you don't!
Why do you do the hot process? Does the bar "cure" sooner? I have never done a hot process before.