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  1. I'm going to start a wick test this weekend with naked 464. I have about 20 tumblers and a couple of baking pans ready to go. They've been curing for 2 weeks. I'll take pics and share out here. Other than mushrooms or the lack of; melt pool diameter and how the flame acts / soots; what else do you recommend that I look for?
  2. I found that the CD18 was too big. I opted for a CD14 at 8% FO for a couple of scents which worked much better than the CD18. Less wax consumption and the mushrooming was much less. I took a break from the Christmas Hearth and am currently working on a couple of other scents. I've tried a couple of scents at 6% but the ones I had chosen were a bit faint in smell. I've learned in the last few months that there is no need to rush this process and to not settle for "good enough". I've tried ECO's, HTP's, Premiers, CDN's, LX, RRD and Cottonwood. If I had to choose what works bes
  3. I was there 2 weeks ago to pick up some items and he seemed fine. Said he was super crazy busy. I also called a couple of days in advance before driving up there but he wasn't answering. He finally picked up after a few days of me trying to reach him. I didn't ask if anything happened. I just chalked it up to him being busy.
  4. Ha! All good. I had to double check myself to make sure I didn't flip the 9 upside down. 😁
  5. Yup. I was talking about 494, not 464. We use that for tarts and clamshells.
  6. Yeah I saw that. Hmm. I assume they'll keep 464 though. That's a big seller for them I would imagine. I'm wondering if there's a particular reason why they stopped selling it. Kinda like what they did with the Cargill line.
  7. I just went onto CS to look for 494 and lo and behold it is discontinued. Out of stock. Anyone know why? Did they have some kind of fall out with GB or better offers from the other competitors?
  8. With 6006 I've been lucky with Cranberry Apple Marmalade in a 12 ounce Mason jar and Peppermint Eucalyptus in a 12 ounce straight sided Libbey tumbler. Both using HTP83 at 7% FO and cured for about a month. The FO's were from Candle Science. They each (at separate times) filled up a 12x14 bedroom and drifted into adjoining rooms. I was extremely surprised. However, lavender didn't do as well with the HTP83. 73 and 93 didn't cut it either. I just happened to pour them in those containers because that's what I had at the time. I'm pretty confident though with that appro
  9. Ahh. Good to know. You almost had me rethinking everything. Thanks!
  10. Do you mean 464 will burn like the candle above or do you mean that 464 will remain the same as when made?
  11. So with this being said... if the same thing happens to the other candle... how should one ultimately wick? I'm thinking the answer is "for now / 6 months / 1 year from now". But, what would work now for that candle would have been too big in the beginning. Always something I guess.
  12. Doing this now as we speak. What started off pretty good the first half decreased in flame and scent the second half. Going to keep plugging away at it though. 😁
  13. We actually made 2 different batches the other night. A 6% and an 8% to test. And we're going to actually let it sit for 2 weeks before testing. I'm thinking we also tested too early. We only waited about a week because I was getting a little impatient and wanted to see / smell the results.
  14. Great! Thank you. Is there a rule of thumb as to how long it should take for a candle to give off the scent? I want to say that within 30 minutes, when I walked in the room, the CD18 and HTP104 were already throwing a decent scent. So when testing a wick, how long would you wait for to determine if a wick works well with that scent or not? I want to try a few different sizes up and down, but after the failing tests yesterday... not waiting long enough for the wax to harden to retest... I'm second guessing how long it should actually take to notice a scent.
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