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Fireside last won the day on January 24 2020

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  1. 129 OOS until they get the liquid base in around 7/8/19 they say....so no trying that for candles right now 🙄. Plus with the looks of your batches recently, I may move on to perfecting IGI blends.
  2. Wow, what knowledge you have. Would this mean majority of paraffin container wax blends microcrystaline and polymer?
  3. This may be a silly question but what does microcrystaline and polymer blend mean?
  4. Hmm wonder how pricey they are, looks like you have to request a quote to know for sure.
  5. Will do, so far not impressed neither. Clean burn, no soot, mostly steady flame but the HT is not there. We shall see with more tests.
  6. Have you tried Premiers? I am testing those with 4786 paraffin currently.
  7. He seems to make a video review on a wax in less than an hour, then offers candle kits via his website for $65 + shipping. These kits include 4 pounds of that particular wax, 3 fragrance oils, a pouring pitcher, 12 tins, 12 wicks (the one that he thinks works best in that wax), thermometer, stirring spoon, warning stickers, wick glue dots, and wick holders.
  8. Was going to agree with that as well until I spotted free domestic shipping.
  9. Does 6006 seem to be a softer greasy wax or more firm dry wax? I once blended 4627/KY parasoy votive wax (50/50) with HTP many years ago. That candle had such a steady flame and no soot, you would think it was fake. Yes the HTP made for an uneven melt pool. However, I dont know if many customers would care about that or frequently stare over the candle the whole time they are burning it to notice. It also seemed to catch up after awhile at least in my test so I didnt worry about one side of the glass taking all of the heat. I guess I just wonder if going back to me blending 4627 with a decent soy at the same ratio as 6006 (70p/30s) that we could get a more consistent result. I guess you do not sound like your wax lots vary much though so that is lucky
  10. Funny you mention them as I just watched their interview on CS today, love their scent blend combinations. I do think finding your niche in a huge market of candlemakers is difficult for most, lucky they knew exactly what they wanted to focus around from the very beginning.
  11. How are things coming along? Despite your other issues with the wicks, how is the throw you are getting? I have seen 6006 come in very yellow batches and some more white. Have you ever thought about making your own blend so you at least know what is changing batch to batch? Maybe I should order some 6006 and we all test alongside one another.
  12. SENDING TONS OF HUGS AND PRAYERS YOUR WAY! Sarah, I believe she has tumbled between 6006 and 4630 with the intentions to try CBL but CW is always OOS when she attempts to order. I have only heard of HTPs and Zincs working the best with paraffin candles but I may be missing something as well. Sorry I cannot have the magic answer...or wick!
  13. No worries blacktie, many still use and love 4794 without issues as well. I have not tested that one much due to reading so much about longevity not being there with that one. However, we all get different results half the time so I should. I hear 129 is using the 4794 base so I am assuming if I like 129 best, I would be satisfied enough with 4794. What about KY 133/Problend 450/JS paraffin pillar votive tart wax by CJ Robinson? I am thinking CJR and IGI are the most used when it comes to paraffin???
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