The initial steps for creating Uberlather are the same as making superlather.
|1. Soak or wet your brush with warm water. If you can put the brush comfortably in your hand your have found the right temperature.|
|2. Add hot water to soften the soap. This step makes it easier to load the soap|
Remove the water from the soap puck and from the bowl if you soaked your brush there.
Squeeze the brush to remove excess water. How much you squeeze depends upon the soap you are using. If you use soft, Italian soaps, for example, you will keep the brush wet. If you are using Mitchell's Wool Fat your brush should be dryer.
Add some shaving cream to the bowl. The amount you add is up to you. However, generally you don't need to add as much as you normally would for a cream since you are using soap in addition to the cream. However, if you are using Cella you will want to add more cream than you usually do if you use a wet brush. Keep in mind you can always add more cream as you mix your lather. As a general rule I like to use between a pea size and almond size amount of cream. Cream is cheap so for me more is better. Also, this is the time you add a few drops of glycerin to the cream. I usually add 3 or 4 drops of glycerin right on top of the cream that is in the bowl.
First comes the cream A few drops of glycerin Glycerin, a few drops of water, and cream
Take your wet brush to the soap puck and swirl it around. I do between 10 and 20 swirls on the soap puck to charge the brush. Experiment and see what works best for you. Again, there is no set formula. If you like soap, use more soap.
Swirl the brush on the puck What the brush looks like
Take the brush that you have charged with lather to the bowl that contains the cream and glycerin and whip it up. Add water as needed. Usually, Uberlather does not take a long time to make - usually a minute or two.
Soap combines with cream & glycerin This is what Uberlather looks like
And there you have it.
First pass Fourth pass