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Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide Lye Micro Beads, 2 Lbs.

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  • Food Grade Sodium hydroxide Lye Micro Beads
  • Great for Pretzel, Bagel, and soap making
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BrandEssential Depot
Item Weight3 pounds
Item model numberNAOH-2-HIGH-GRADE
Manufacturer Part NumberNAOH-2-HIGH-GRADE
  
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ASINB001EDBEZM
Best Sellers Rank #1,025 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableAugust 16, 2008
  
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Food grade sodium hydroxide / Lye. Perfect for making German Pretzels, Bagels and Soda Bread, Also used for biodiesel and soap making; where the quality of the caustic is always very critical. It ensures consistency of soap batches. Much better than the usual tech grade lye. This grade is Food Codex, FCC, and Kosher certified, with a Certificate of Analysis included. Can be used for Pretzels, Olives, Lutefisk, Hominy or any other food use. All products are shipped in easy-to-store, easy-to-use resealable HPDE containers (Shipped 2 lbs of Lye per container). THIS SHIPMENT IS CLASSIFIED AS ORM-D CONSUMER COMMODITY. OUR PACKAGING MEETS ALL APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. WE ARE A CERTIFIED SHIPPER AND SEND THIS PRODUCT IN SAFE AND LEGAL PACKAGING BY A LEGAL CARRIER.

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79 of 85 people found the following review helpful By American Valkyrie on October 12, 2010
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I could have gone down to the hardware store on the corner and bought lye for my soapmaking, but even with the high hazmat shipping cost across the country, it was still cheaper to buy from these guys. The Buy-5 deal took $15 off and made the shipping affordable. The lye is great, dissolves well and doesn't leave caustic pockets in my soap. Fast service, good product.
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55 of 59 people found the following review helpful By boatbabe on January 18, 2011
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I was in search of a lye source that was more reasonable in price compared to the usual soapmaking supply companies and I found it! (I have no idea what "food grade NaOH" is used for, though...)
Anyway, the microbeads are a great bonus - they dissolve easily and stay dissolved as the solution cools. And as far as soap-making is concerned, this brand works fine. The delievry was as expedient as the service-oriented soap supply companies, too.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Glowiie on November 27, 2014
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I bought this to make pretzels, and it worked perfectly. I highly recommend reading up on the safety considerations and what type of pots/pans you can use when working with lye before. you get started.

I made a standard pretzel recipe. Then, I put 1/4 cup of lye in cold water and brought it to a boil, then removed it from heat. Evidently you shouldn't add lye to hot water, so they recommend going cold to hot. Anyway, I used a slotted spoon to add the dough to the lye solution for 15-30 sec, and put the pretzels on parchment paper. They baked up absolutely perfect! As an added bonus, the chunky pretzel salt stuck to the lye solution better than it does with butter or baking soda.

As a note: I've tried baking soda solutions (instead of lye) for pretzels, and I got mixed results. Sometimes I got the tangy flavor that makes a pretzel different from other breads, and sometimes I didn't. The lye is much more reliable in that aspect, and it gives the deep brown color I'd been looking for. If the safety considerations don't scare you off (read up on the chemistry to draw your own conclusions - I obviously don't have a problem with it!), then lye is definitely the way to go for pretzels!
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55 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Everett Sizemore on December 29, 2009
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It came on time, was in a sealed plastic bottle, wrapped in a plastic bag, and shipped in a box. I've used it several times to make soap and it hasn't let me down yet. I like the beads because they pour out easy. I would imagine powder or liquid lye would be much messier.
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Peter on December 15, 2010
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This made the best "Laugen Pretzel" (lye pretzels) ever. No comparison to the wimpy pretzels made with baking soda. NONE!
Product is easy to use, measures and dissolves easily BUT it is a LYE and must be treated with respect.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey E Ellis on February 17, 2011
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We have tried several manufacturers of food-grade lye for making soap. This is, by far, the best. The lye dissolves completely with no residue or particulates. The price is a fraction of what others charge and delivery was inexpensive and efficient. This is the least-expensive source we have found and we are delighted with the product, in every respect.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By PottedLiz on July 30, 2014
It should be zero stars. I have used ED lye since I began making soap because it was lovely lye, easy to dissolve and ED is easy to work with. However, ED is now selling contaminated lye. A basic recipe of coconut, palm and olive oil with an 8% superfat does not set up with this lye. After 24 hours I can stick a finger through a 5 pound log. There is a pool of oil on the top of the loaf. I have 2 of these loaves. The same batch of oils sets up fine with Rooto and with another Batch Number of ED lye. I have 2 of these loaves.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 10, 2013
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I have made 4 batches of soap with this and they are all very soft even weeks later. I thought I had done something wrong, but I ran it through a lye calculator several times before and after I made the soaps. I even rebatched some and it was even softer. The batches I made with Red Hot Devil lye all turned out perfectly, I went back to that even though it costs a bit more, and again my soaps are perfect. So disappointed.
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