I apologize if this problem has already been addressed in another thread. I tried to search for hot process problems, but didn't have much luck. I'm sure inexperience is a huge factor, because I have only tried 2 HP batches, each a different recipe. Both were cooked on low in my crock pot, stirring every 15 minutes or so, but very shortly after "applesauce" stage, at around 1 hr 45 min., both batches turned to dry, soap dough that had to be kneaded like dough to scent and color and cram into a mold. I think the problem may be the temp of my crock pot on low, because I checked last night's batch after it became dough, and it was 210 degrees F. And then when I did the zap test, it still zapped, so I know it didn't cook long enough. If I try HP again anytime soon, I'm going to try it on the "warm" setting instead of low. Any other ideas?