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Soapmaking
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Terrence TELL Winderweedl    Posted 06-23-2003 at 21:34:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can anyone tell me how much Red Devil Lye to use to make up a 6-8 pound batch of soap.i used to do it,but it has been a few years,and they no longer put a recipe on the back of the can like they used to!!! I have got about eight pounds of rendered Alligator Fat I would like to make soap out of just to see how it turns out!!! Thanks.


Be Phlatt    Posted 06-23-2003 at 23:03:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
8 1/2 lbs.of rendered alligator fat.
1 18 oz. can of red devil lye.
7 cups of cold water.... hope this gets you going...just curious where did you get the alligator......?....Phlatt


Ivey    Posted 06-24-2003 at 02:28:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I'm not mistaken, the lye might be in a 13 oz can, in which case it would need about 6 lbs of fat.


T.L.Winderweedle    Posted 06-24-2003 at 06:50:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Guys thank for the advice. I get the gators by virtue of some control work i do for Wildlife and Fisheries. When one shows up in the middle of the Highway,or in soembodys swimming pool,or eats somebodys dog,they call me. Gets a little exciting sometimes!!! So far this year we've gotten eight Gators.


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