Well, my order from Knox Cigar the other day yielded, among other things, a couple of tubs of Coates shaving cream. The Lime was in great shape, but alas, the Tea Tree was dehydrated to the point of being rock-hard. Since I had paid for a non-dehydrated tub, a quick call to the good folks at Knox produced a new tub. But now, what to do with the original? Why not try to re-hydrate it? For giggles on a Friday evening, I decided to take a few pics.
Here is the tub:
It is hard to tell from the photo, but the level is about 60% full due to the moisture loss.
My, my, a bit hard, are we?
Clearly we are going to need water. But how much? Being a highly-educated scientist, I figure that if I add water to the tub to the level the fresh container is, that should be the perfect volume. Sounds smart, right?
Anyway, I pull out the dried cream and add it to a mixing bowl:
You can also see the water that I need, heated to boiling in the microwave. I add the water, and cover the bowl for a while to let things warm up:
OK, time to mix. After a minute or so, I am getting nowhere fast:
This stuff hasn't softened at all. Into the microwave for a bit!
More whisking. Now we are getting somewhere! The bits have softened up and are starting to amalgamate:
A bit more elbow grease, and I am pretty proud of myself. I am sooo cool, right?....
I guess I whipped too much....