Soap Making is Out:

Here lately, I have been looking for a new hobby and I considered making my own shaving soaps. But after all of the research, talking to various soap makers, and looking at various forms of equipment, I have decided NOT to pursue this hobby. I'm just not set up for it in terms of equipment and I don't have enough capital to buy the necessary equipment to make soap. The costs are far more than what I've spent in the past on distilling equipment. However I am set up to make perfumer's alcohol (AFP-VA-20005). All perfumer's alcohol is alcohol rendered unfit for drinking and filtered to where it has no smell which is really easy to create, but is hard to distill. I'm considering making my own aftershave splashes which I'm told that I would be the only making them completely from scratch. Everyone else usually buys their denatured alcohol and adds their proprietary ingredients. I won't be buying it at all which will be unique. The shipping is already taken care of for me basically. The only way I could ship bulk orders would be UPS and Fedex Ground services. So it wouldn't take much for me to get back into hobby distilling at all. My mom managed to talk me into keeping my boilers so the only pieces of equipment that I'd have to buy would be a distilling tower, some plastic tubing and a submersible pump which is really easy to get.

Ike & The 207:

Tonight's shave felt extremely good. Tonight I decided to go with a Skin Bracer  themed shave so I went with Strike Gold Shave  and the...