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In my experience, the deeper or wider the jar, the more likely you are to get sinkholes. If you poke relief holes in the candle and melt it on the top with a heatgun, that usually fixes it. I don't get them as bad using the beeswax, but still get them sometimes to some degree.

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There are many variables that can cause sink holes. Some waxes are really more prone than others in my experience. My 50/50 cannot be poured past the neck of the jars--where it starts to come in--or sink hole city. If we pour right at that point, it is just fine. Go figure.

My soy will get sink holes if we pour too hot, or move/bump the jars.

What jars are you using? That may be the culprit.

J

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When I used KY125 I had this problem only if the jars were larger (adding BW IMO made it worse I think because of the higher temp you would naturally pour at as opposed to omiting it). Jars were =>16 oz. The inner wax in the larger jars stayed hotter longer. I just poked and made sure to refill in those jars.

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I poke mine about 3 or 4 hours after I pour them, but you should just poke them after the candle is getting solid. After it has gotten solid all the way through ( I ususally leave them sit overnight), I heat gun the top and it melts the wax down into the relief holes and gives me a smooth top.

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There are many variables that can cause sink holes. Some waxes are really more prone than others in my experience. My 50/50 cannot be poured past the neck of the jars--where it starts to come in--or sink hole city. If we pour right at that point, it is just fine. Go figure.

My soy will get sink holes if we pour too hot, or move/bump the jars.

What jars are you using? That may be the culprit.

J

this is very true about where the jar starts to come in. Plus I also think it has a little to do with the wax type. When I used Joy Wax I always had sink holes, but with MP123 and pouring right to the neck, I never experience sink holes.

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