I would like to make some lye soap from scratch, the way our granny or great-granny used to make it, with lye made from ashes. I have found several YouTube videos on the subject and while I commend these folks for wanting to spread the knowledge, they aren't very thorough with their measurements and/or directions. (1/4 of their bucket may not be the same amount as 1/4 of MY bucket...see what I mean?) Lye is SERIOUS stuff and I don't want to be guessing my way through it. Yes, I could just go out & buy some lye, but would like to be able to brag that I made 100% home made soap.