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|Saponify (standard:non fiction, 598 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Nov 29 2012||Views/Reads: 1626/794||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|If the turkey were to be deep fried for Thanksgiving, one would end up with lots of used peanut oil to be disposed off. Juggernaut advises Dan to saponify the oil to make soap, lot of it.|
Saponify Subba Rao “How the bird came out on Thanksgiving day?” inquired Juggernaut. “Good, very good, this year we deep fried the turkey; the skin quickly deep fried to seal all the juices, the meat was tender and juicy like never before when we used to bake for several hours in the oven,” Dan licked his lips. “Spent lot of money on peanut oil, right?” “Hundred dollars just for four gallons of peanut oil and the special fire hazard-free turkey fryer was worth it for quick time it took to fry the turkey not counting the juicy taste that's comes with it. The only downside was I have four gallons of used peanut oil to dispose it safely,” Dan looked at Juggernaut for a solution. “Saponify,” Juggernaut smiled at Dan. “What?” “Saponify the oil.” Juggernaut looked at Dan to figure it out. “What that means?” Dan looked clueless. “Make soap.” “Make soap with used peanut oil?” Dan looked perplexed. “Yeah, clean the oil by filtering to remove any sediment and make soap,” smiled Juggernaut. “How to make soap from peanut oil?” “Well you talking to a person that worked with oils for over 15 years. All oils are acids, I mean fatty acids not the kind that burn the skin; veggie oils and animal fats can be converted into soap by adding lye or caustic, ” said Juggernaut with a condescending look. “You mean I can make soap out of used peanut oil from the turkey fryer?” Dan looked surprised. “For one gallon of oil you need one pound of lye to make around 8 pounds of soap.” “Wow, you mean I can make around 30 pounds of soap from 4 gallons of used peanut oil,” Dan looked all exited. “The process is not that simple. Soap making or Saponification is a chemical process one have to be careful in handling the caustic to avoid serious burns to skin; place one gallon of oil in a large glass or stone container, add your favorite fragrance and color, then slowly add small amounts of caustic while quickly mixing with a wooden spoon. Click here to read the rest of this story (43 more lines)
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