What a surprisingly busy day that was, considering.....1600 ticket sales which isn't too bad for what is essentially a quiet weekend in June.
The lye worked relly well....great at de-greasing; especially my hands which now feel like the skin is too small for the contents and is making typing an interesting experience......hand cream will soon be my friend. Interestingly as soon as the water and ash were mixed together the pH value maxed out at 14....as alkalai as our indicator paper registers....a touch of heat to reduce the water content and 'stiffen' it up has left some excelent cleaning solution for use on aprons, chopping boards and table tops.
Carter and Pick had great success with their traditional cleaning methods, but considerably less using modern products......photographs when I can post them should make it much easier to explain so for now I'll leave that.
That's it for now.....off to have a few drinks now and rub in the hand cream.