Re: Votive question
This is pretty interesting to me. I just now started votives and here's where I am.
Melted and filtered the wax. Old stuff from very old combs. Heated the wax to what it said on the thermometer (which is probably the same type you mentioned in your other post). My wax was probably just above 190 degrees. I did a pour and a top off. I let the top off wax get hotter before I used it but I don't know what the temp was.
I got a nice pour....no line between the first and second pour and a nice edge curl. However, I had problems setting the wick (the metal base separated and I couldn't get them centered) and I have problems with the wicks drowning when I'm burning the votives.
I figure that practice will solve the problem of setting the wicks and I'm wondering if I should use larger wicks for these votives. The metal molds came from a craft store complete with zinc wicks and maybe they're the wrong type for beeswax.
I used a release spray in the metal votive molds and the candles came right out.
If you can see the pour lines it sounds to me like the wax should be hotter but I literally just started learning about making candles so it's more of a guess than an opinion!
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