05-14-2016, 02:17 AM
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I recently purchased this Dirty Bird brush scuttle. I've only hastily used it once so far and made a mess of my lather by either using water that was too warm or too much warm water.

What do you guys do, do you fill the outer mug part to just under the bottom of the inner mug and let the heat radiate or as I did , do you fill it up as far as it will go without overflowing when the inner portion that will hold the brush between passes is settled in?


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 05-14-2016, 04:32 AM
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Can't comment on the DB Scuttle but have a SWK XL one and it's perfect, I normally fill the inside/outside 100% full and let it set while showering then dump and refill the inside and then load up my brush and go to work, I have to hold the handle to keep the water from splashing out and after the lather is done I let it warm while stropping.

It's a beast of a scuttle:

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 05-14-2016, 05:22 AM
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While the quality of the Dirty Bird Scuttle is undeniable. (I owned the 1.5) I found it ungainly and it too often ruined a good lather. (too hot, I surmised). Sold it. IMO, a scuttle can be a beautiful piece of shaving equipment, but for me, unnecessary.

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 05-14-2016, 05:36 AM
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I fill the inner chamber with warm to hot water while I shower and then dump and refill when I'm ready to use the scuttle. I have found that using water that is too hot can have a bad effect on the lather.


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 05-14-2016, 06:56 AM
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(05-14-2016, 05:22 AM)primotenore Wrote: While the quality of the Dirty Bird Scuttle is undeniable. (I owned the 1.5) I found it ungainly and it too often ruined a good lather. (too hot, I surmised). Sold it. IMO, a scuttle can be a beautiful piece of shaving equipment, but for me, unnecessary.

+1. Feel and did the same.

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 05-14-2016, 07:03 AM
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What brush type? Badger, Boar, synthetic, horse, mixed?
Talk about how you created the lather...

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 05-14-2016, 07:28 AM
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I normally full both outer and inner bowl while showering. Then dump and refill both while loading brush. Then dump and refill a third time before use. 

I found, however different soaps tolerate different temperatures. Cream for the most part can go super hot. Water quantity sensitive soaps requires lower Temps (eg Mystic waters) while water happy soaps can go much hotter (eg barrister and mann). 

But if course the standard disclaimer of ymmv applies.

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 05-14-2016, 08:42 AM
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(05-14-2016, 05:36 AM)lfs70 Wrote: I fill the inner chamber with warm to hot water while I shower and then dump and refill when I'm ready to use the scuttle. I have found that using water that is too hot can have a bad effect on the lather.


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Exactly !!

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 05-14-2016, 03:48 PM
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(05-14-2016, 07:03 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: What brush type? Badger, Boar, synthetic, horse, mixed?
Talk about how you created the lather...

I used a badger brush but with the brush scuttle I have you don't make lather in it. It's really just a vessel to hold and warm the lather balled up in the knot until the next pass.

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 05-15-2016, 03:29 AM
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Ok, my 2 cents...
badgers don't need a long bath. Maybe it is too wet?
What was your lather like when you started to shave?

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 05-15-2016, 06:15 AM
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.............as i get older, i hate cold weather and cold water.... the  scuttle is one shaving accessory i cannot do without....

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 05-15-2016, 06:21 AM
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Warm water is fine depending on your warm standard , hot lather has a tendency to break down lather. I use water that is probably 95-105 degrees.

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 05-15-2016, 06:51 AM
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(05-15-2016, 03:29 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Ok, my 2 cents...
badgers don't need a long bath. Maybe it is too wet?
What was your lather like when you started to shave?
The lather was fine after the first application before I plonked it into the brush scuttle.  I know my water and therefore the vessel was too hot to simply warm the lather , what I was wondering as far as other brush scuttle owners are concerned is to what level do I fill the main scuttle up to? Is it best to fill it to a level that sits immediately under the inner container and let the heat radiate upwards or do I have the water level completely around then inner vessel as much as I can without it overflowing? Or I can just try all these different scenarios as I suppose that's part of the fun of it all.  Biggrin

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 05-15-2016, 07:23 AM
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To the top has always worked for me, until it almost overflows.

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 05-15-2016, 02:31 PM
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(05-15-2016, 07:23 AM)lfs70 Wrote: To the top has always worked for me, until it almost overflows.

I'll try it out , thanks!

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 05-15-2016, 06:19 PM
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I fill mine as much as I can where the inner vessel won't splay around

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 05-16-2016, 11:35 AM
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(05-15-2016, 06:19 PM)sch1989 Wrote: I fill mine as much as I can where the inner vessel won't splay around

I tried it out last night and had better results. My water was still a wee bit too hot but I'm making progress, thanks.

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 05-17-2016, 02:31 AM
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water too hot for your hand probably too hot for lather?

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 05-17-2016, 09:46 AM
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Yeah , sounds sensible to me. Thanks!

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