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  1. Jan 24, 2019 #1

    Mary Piotrowski

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    I've always used Soapcalc and weigh in grams. Today even though I put grams in my recipe, when it calculated it prints out in ounces. Anyone else have that problem?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2019 #2

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    Which soap calc are you using? Soapcalc.net shows all 3 - Pounds, ounces, and grams. But maybe you are talking about a different calculator?
     
  3. Jan 24, 2019 #3

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    soapcalc.net seems to be working fine. I just put in this recipe:
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    Yes, that's the one I'm using. But although I input in grams, the recipe comes out in ounces.
     
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    Can you do a snapshot to show what it's doing? Without seeing it exactly, it's hard to know what's going on for you. You may need to contact their customer support for further help. I can't get it to repeat that error for me.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2019 #6

    Mary Piotrowski

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    Thanks for your help. I've used soap cal for years...this is a new glitch
     

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    Printouts look fine. Are you sure you haven't just zoomed in too much?
     
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    Mary Piotrowski

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    Of course, too early without my coffee this morning!
     
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    soapcalc seems to be down now
     
  10. Feb 12, 2019 #10

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    Apologies if this is a bit dense!

    Just tried use soapcalc (as it is my usual one) to check a recipe and it appears to be comepletely down. I've not needed to use it for ages, so its a bit frustrating.

    Does anyone know if this is a permanent situation?
     
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    It's not. They are just having some work done by a third party.
     
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    I saw that last night as well, but I used it last weekend just fine. Do y’all pay attention to the ratios on the left side of the print-out that have to do with cleaning, conditioning, creamy, bubbly, etc? I work really hard to balance my recipes i side those ranges.
     
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    I just learned that Wholesale Supplies Plus bought SoapCalc. I hope they don't take it down permanently. It exists now on the WSP website.....
     
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    I can't - my soaps often have a lot of olive oil in them, and the numbers in all of the online calculators simply don't make sense for olive (cleansing is zero, bubbles is zero and hardness is below range on the soft side, yet these soaps get ridiculously hard after they are cured, clean just fine and have beautiful creamy lather, with the occasional little blowsy bubbles thrown in! ... I don't bother trying to match the numbers much ;)).

    @reinbeau, thanks! I saw that WSP a while back - it seems just slightly different (to soapcalc), but there's not much in it.

    @dibbles, thanks for that information!
    (Work done ... so it will be coming back up again.)

    (The last time I recommended soapcalc was just before it went down - that is now an embarrassing recommendation - why don't people announce they are going to take a site down for maintenance?).

    Anyway, I've been recommending SoapMakersFriend (from here) as an alternative - it has dual lye and masterbatching functions that the other calculators don't have, so that's pretty cool (and it was developed by the SMF folk! :))
    https://www.soapmakingfriend.com/soap-making-recipe-builder-lye-calculator/
     
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    I have just been told by WSP direct that they have nothing to do with the stand alone SoapCalc.
     
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    I've just checked it, and it appears to be back online now! I might try out the new one here though as well.
     

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