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Old 02-17-2017, 04:11 PM   #11
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I'm another one who always measures in grams. Most accurate measure for me.


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Old 02-17-2017, 05:03 PM   #12
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I also always measure in grams. I round those to the nearest whole number for all but lye, which I always round down.


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Old 02-17-2017, 08:20 PM   #13
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Stick to what the lye calculator tells you. If you are not happy with the water amount, change the lye concentration on the calculator. Rounding numbers here and there can cause bad habits.
I tend to finagle my recipe on soapcalc to where my oils are all integers in ounces and then I use grams for the lye. I have been known to finagle my recipe to where everything is in integers... and that usually means I have a weird looking SF like 2.34512% or something.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:30 PM   #14
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I tend to finagle my recipe on soapcalc to where my oils are all integers in ounces and then I use grams for the lye. I have been known to finagle my recipe to where everything is in integers... and that usually means I have a weird looking SF like 2.34512% or something.
It would be cool if lye calculators had an option you could choose to round numbers at the cost of small changes to SF or oil amount! I'd definitely make use of that.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:33 PM   #15
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It would be cool if lye calculators had an option you could choose to round numbers at the cost of small changes to SF or oil amount! I'd definitely make use of that.
Rounding like that is fine if you are using grams, but if you are using ounces and your batch size is just a pound or two, that can be a big change.
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Rounding like that is fine if you are using grams, but if you are using ounces and your batch size is just a pound or two, that can be a big change.
Oh definitely! Grams would be the much better unit.


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