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Beer soap?
« on: May 25, 2011, 12:33:40 PM »
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 01:21:44 PM »
I've used a little beer in soap, and some herbs that gave a little scrubby character.  I think the spent grains would give you something like that, I wouldn't use a lot but a little would be great.
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 01:45:40 PM »
I've used a little beer in soap, and some herbs that gave a little scrubby character.  I think the spent grains would give you something like that, I wouldn't use a lot but a little would be great.

Can you point me to a how-to or something? My only soap-making knowledge is from Fight Club.
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 03:23:54 PM »
Interesting.  My neighbor makes soap and she recently started homebrewing.  I grow hops so I wonder if she could make me some hop scented soap.
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 03:34:26 PM »
http://www.teachsoap.com/soapmakingmethods.html

I just googled this up, there are several sites with info and places to order materials.  Look at their stuff on cold process soapmaking.  You need oils and lye.  The simplest oils to use are lard and olive oil, although I use canola since it is similar to olive in terms of fatty acid composition.  You'll need to find a source of lye, there are several online places to get it and I don't recall where I got my last stuff but I still have quite a bit.

You could also do a melt-and-pour soap, they sell that at craft/hobby stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby.  You can just melt, add your brewing adjuncts and pour into molds.  That would be a lot simpler and less work than the cold process.
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 04:07:56 PM »
Interesting.  My neighbor makes soap and she recently started homebrewing.  I grow hops so I wonder if she could make me some hop scented soap.

De Proefbrouwerij makes an "Agent Provacateur" soap that has cascade (pellets?) added to it. Smells GREAT. Hops are an excellent addition to soap, and don't forget they're antimicrobial (right? or is it anti-something else?)
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 05:27:32 PM »
I've been making my own soap for 5 years. Stupid simple to do it to. I've both cooked soap and used the cold-process method- which I prefer. Alcohol and sugars can have odd effects when added to soap. Pellet hops ought to work well. Spent grain might be a little scratchy and prone to going mouldy in soap.

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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 07:52:19 PM »
Euge, you need to start a new topic somewhere and give us a rundown of how you make soap.  I'm interested in your process.
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011, 07:59:23 PM »
Euge do you use a stick blender to emulsify yours?  And how much excess oil do you use in your recipe?  I made so much soap a few years ago that I still haven't gone through it all.  One of my favorites was oatmeal milk and honey, made a very nice golden color.  I used baby food oatmeal.
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2011, 06:09:36 AM »
Euge, you need to start a new topic somewhere and give us a rundown of how you make soap.  I'm interested in your process.

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Euge do you use a stick blender to emulsify yours?  And how much excess oil do you use in your recipe?  I made so much soap a few years ago that I still haven't gone through it all.  One of my favorites was oatmeal milk and honey, made a very nice golden color.  I used baby food oatmeal.

Yes and I have experience with milk and honey and even sugar. Would like to discuss this.

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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2011, 10:16:46 AM »
My only soap-making knowledge is from Fight Club.
I thought the same thing.  :D
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 02:30:22 AM »
I am making my first batch this weekend.  Baking the grain on a low setting for around 7 hours drys it out to prevent mold buildup.

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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2015, 02:40:39 AM »
Interesting.  My neighbor makes soap and she recently started homebrewing.  I grow hops so I wonder if she could make me some hop scented soap.
OK, now that's hardcore!
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2015, 04:06:06 AM »
Interesting.  My neighbor makes soap and she recently started homebrewing.  I grow hops so I wonder if she could make me some hop scented soap.
OK, now that's hardcore!
I've started making my own beard oil with the hop oils from http://hopmybeer.com - I call it "Hop on my Face"

Nothing beats smelling like hops first thing in the morning :)
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Re: Beer soap?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2015, 04:07:52 AM »
Nice. My beard oil smells of north western forest and sawdust.