Candle Wick Size?
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  1. #1
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    Default Candle Wick Size?

    I am cleaning up some old frames of brood comb to cycle out the old stuff. Since the wax is less than ideal I won't be making anything cosmetic with it. When I last made candles I bought #3 square cotton braid. It is too small for mason jars and was a waste of $ and time.

    Can anyone share what they use for mason jar candles, regular and wide mouth? Thanks.

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Candle Wick Size?

    According to these folks, you should be using a #4 square braid for almost all large beeswax candles. The website has a selector guide.

    https://www.candlesandsupplies.net/C.../Wicks-Wicking

    I think the ones I am using for my 3x3 container candles was listed as 2mm.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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