Discussion in 'SoapmakingFriend.com Support Forum' started by Admin, Oct 15, 2018.
The feature to add custom additives is live, is it working for you all?
In like that I can specify when I add the ingredient. Could we also have a box where we could add how much we used?
I tried adding aloe at 2% and it wanted to add it to the oil totals. I'd prefer if we could just add in a amount without it being a percentage. Most additives are measured by the tsp PPO.
Otherwise, I'd just like a notes area so I can add in what I want.
That should be fixed now.
Thats better, thank you. What about adding the additives to the recipe totals?
We are resolving that right now.
It's good to see you started. Thanks for being responsive.
The additives I'd like to track would be measured by weight, not by volume. I weigh nearly everything. The only normal exception is colorants, since I judge their usage visually depending on what I'm looking for, and their weight is usually negligible. So I'd add them to a notes/text field instead.
I'll check in later when the field starts tallying.
The additives didn't print out with my soap recipe two days ago.
There are additives that are added after the cook for HP, right? Like yogurt, sodium lactate, etc.
Maybe it should be an option?
And yes, now it's not letting me edit. I wanted to change my charcoal to with oils instead of at trace but I couldn't find anywhere to change it.
When adding a custom additive it doesn't save the unit of measure entered.
I have another problem with loading recipes and additives.
My recipe has 15g coffee and 15g cranberry powder. When I enter these amounts on SMF I am getting different amounts for the same qty, which seems to be that the calculator is accumulating all amounts and then adding the next additive as a percentage of oils plus other ingredients. This explains why my lye calcuations have been out and causing havoc.
I would love to be able to trust this calculator, it has some really good points, but unfortunately I seem to be wasting a lot of valuable time on triple checking my work and trying to figure out what I am doing wrong. But it is not me, it is your recipe.
I might try this again next year, maybe then you have ironed out these HUGE issues.
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