This is the last batch of Raspberry Porter soap, as the fragrance has been discontinued:
Description of Bramble Berry Raspberry Porter: This fruity beer fragrance smells crisp and clean. It’s a fresh combination of Sun ripened Raspberry, Squeezed Lemon and a winey fruit scent with hints of Green Leaf and Rose. A discontinued fragrance. CP: discolors tan, .2% Vanilla. Behaves wonderfully in cold process soap but loses some of the sweet notes leaving you with a spicy raspberry scent.
3 lb mold 48+ oz batter & 3.35 oz embeds (27 raspberries)
Dale’s Pale Ale, alcohol cooked out and frozen, plus frozen distilled water.
Tiger & Hanger swirl with raspberry embeds on top.
2.85 oz Raspberry Porter (all available)
.2 oz Sun Ripened Raspberry (Accelerates)
Master batch Oils #10: 34 oz Oils (Makes 48 oz soap)
MB Oils: 34 oz/ 964 grams
NaOH/ Lye 5% SF: 4.86 oz / 138 grams
Frozen Beer & Frozen Distilled Water: (2.22 oz disc/ 20%): 9 oz / 255 grams (2:1 Dale’s Pale Ale +H2O) 6 oz beer, 3 oz water.
Sodium Lactate (1%): 10 grams (in oils – can add in Lye water at 130 degrees)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 10 grams (in oils)
Buckthorn Extract (1%): 10 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Dulse Extract (1%): 10 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Batter/Colors/ 3 oz RP FO:
20 oz White/Cream/Natural
6 oz BB Raspberry Mica
6 oz MM Pink Lemonade
8 oz MM Fruit Green & CC Apple Green (Light green)
8 oz MM Hunter Green (Dark green)
(BB = Bramble Berry, MM = Mica’s & More, CC = Crafters Choice Wholesale Supplies Plus)
Tiger & vertical Hanger swirls with 3 raspberry embeds on each bar.
Put in fridge to prevent overheating beer.
Soaped the lye liquid & oils at 86F & 94F, stick blending (using an immersion blender) to emulsified – which took only seconds. I divided & colored the batter, then mixed in the FO blend and started on my Tiger pour. It got thicker & thicker as I poured, with some slight acceleration from the beer, TD, and Raspberry FO. (Although I did add 1/2 oz of oils from my batter to the FO blend, which is supposed to help slow down acceleration. It was such a tiny amount, I have no idea if that helped.)
The acceleration was doable and I was able to finish the pour & hanger swirl. I topped with lines of color and used my thin chopstick to swirl into a chevron patter; added 3 raspberry MP & CP embeds on top, spritzed with iridescent glitter & alcohol, and put in the fridge to prevent the beer from overheating.
I really love the tiger stripe and vertical hanger swirl combination.
These colors are slightly different than the previous batch (which you can see here). I think I like that one a little better, even though it looked a bit Christmasy. I would have used more embeds on top, but didn’t have any extra in the red/pink/raspberry tones.