So why bother preventing gel? My milk soaps tend to heat up so much that I end up with a deep cavernous crack down the middle of the log, even when soaping at low temps. Not at all like the notch in this particular bar - that just happens to be a dip in my textured top. Nope, cracks aren't pretty either.
I know - partial gels are purely asthetic, the soap is perfectly usable and I have to say, this soap feels great. But I think it looks ghastly! I really don't like the look of rebatched soap either so I think these will be shredded and added to another batch. I wonder what other soap makers do with their partially gelled soap.
On a brighter note, I also made a small batch of Goatmilk, Honey 'n Oats. I lined the bottom of the mold with bubble wrap so I could pour and run it to the freezer. Not having the bubble wrap on top to seal in the heat probably helped.
These are the 4th of my Milky Way quad paks that I'll be putting together.