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  1. Re: Saponification? Burned wax? Or just dirty wax?

    If you let your wax cool to solid and touch/taste the brown stuff, you will know if it is honey or not...............sticky or sweet.
    The brown stuff is the same texture as wax, not sticky. Just...
  2. Re: Saponification? Burned wax? Or just dirty wax?

    Lol. the headaches are from the stress of trying to solve this problem

    that is not the correct answer
  3. Re: beeswax looks like it's separating into wax and brown something

    Hi Bee Bliss
    Sorry for the extended delay. Didn't realize I had to sign back in to the forum to see a response.
    The candles do have a wonderful light honey scent. No issue there. I did just put...
  4. Saponification? Burned wax? Or just dirty wax?

    I keep reading about saponification in beeswax. Not sure if that's what this is or not. .
    When I melt my wax I keep the temperature under 180F and pour once it cools to around 158 F. I'm able to...
  5. Re: beeswax looks like it's separating into wax and brown something

    So it sounds to me like you're suggesting 2 water-baths then?? I hadn't heard of that in all the research I've done, but certainly worth a try. Seems like a lot of filtering to do: water-bath,...
  6. Re: beeswax looks like it's separating into wax and brown something

    Thanks BeeBliss for your response.
    The strange part to me is that this slurry of brown isn't apparent at the start. When I first start out - once I've gone through the bath filter reheat stages -...
  7. beeswax looks like it's separating into wax and brown something

    I have been making pure beeswax candles for approx 2 months. After heating the wax, filtering and pouring candles, it will somehow start to congeal or something. (temperature is kept at approx 165 -...
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