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Old 08-10-2012, 02:20 AM   #31
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Yeah lye is nasty stuff. Lol

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Yeah lye is nasty stuff. Lol
So rendered lard plus wood ashe makes lye. Or do you get lye from an outside source. Does lye occur naturally?
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Lye is sodium hydroxide. Easiest way to produce your own is to trickle water through wood ash, which gives a dilute form. Then boil it to concentrate it. Lye plus fat equals soap. The term is saponification. That is your $10 word for the week. Try to work THAT into a conversation!

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Lye is sodium hydroxide. Easiest way to produce your own is to trickle water through wood ash, which gives a dilute form. Then boil it to concentrate it.
Yep dead on. Didn't know you had old world skills.
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What the heck is ETOWAWKI or whatever letter combination was used?

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I wondered that to but figure it means: the end of the world as we know it

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Lye is sodium hydroxide. Easiest way to produce your own is to trickle water through wood ash, which gives a dilute form. Then boil it to concentrate it. Lye plus fat equals soap. The term is saponification. That is your $10 word for the week. Try to work THAT into a conversation!
I use that word every day in conversation, doesn't everybody?
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Lye is sodium hydroxide. Easiest way to produce your own is to trickle water through wood ash, which gives a dilute form. Then boil it to concentrate it. Lye plus fat equals soap. The term is saponification. That is your $10 word for the week. Try to work THAT into a conversation!
Thanks c3, If I used your 10 dollar word in conversation the other person would ask for change back.
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