Soapmaking Friend Bug Issues / New Feature Requests - August 2019

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  1. Aug 21, 2019 #161

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    Can I switch an recipe from ounces to grams or vice versa?
     
  2. Aug 21, 2019 #162

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    I like how things are being listed and presented on screen and I don't have to scroll that much (compared to other soapcalc) but am still exploring it. So, can't recommend much at the moment.

    Can someone point out which ingredient/s gives the most longevity of soap
     
  3. Aug 21, 2019 #163

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    It would be nice to be able to add in water substitution. For example if I use milk for 1/2 the water.
     
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    Citric acid is there, along with the calculations of the the additional lye with it.
    For the pounds, you can do that, but I assume you mean an additional column, so you can see grams, ounces AND pounds? Like in where the yellow is in this screenshot?
    upload_2019-8-21_7-22-18.png


    That is already here:
    upload_2019-8-21_7-19-25.png

    Yes.

    I've been putting that in notes, but I agree that it would be great. How would you like to see it? In a 'box' above the notes, where you could choose your ingredients and when to add?
    That's how I think I would like it, so I could add some water or beer upfront, and then add the rest of my liquid, say, coconut milk a bit later. Or all of it at the beginning with the same mix. I'd like the flexibility to do that as well.
     
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    Thank you for all the suggestions! I have a question about this- you want to have both NaOH AND KOH masterbatch options showing all the time, instead of the way it is now where it's one or the other?
    upload_2019-8-21_7-31-51.png

    Is that because you masterbatch both and use both in the same recipe and it would be too much liquid? Or something else? (Trying to understand what you would like to have here).
     
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    Uh oh.....I havent looked at it either, I am so sorry.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2019 #168

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    Adding to the list of recommendations:

    Category: Miscellaneous:

    3. Allow user to customize the sorting of various data. Example: sort oils by weight, by hard/soft, by alphabetical and combinations thereof if so desired. (previously discussed, so it's probably on your agenda down the road)
     
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    Yes, both showing (an option to hide one or the other if desired would be fine, too.)

    Both are not needed all of the time, but when doing a hybrid soap and both are masterbatched, then only one is not enough.

    Is that because you masterbatch both and use both in the same recipe and it would be too much liquid? Or something else? (Trying to understand what you would like to have here).[/QUOTE]

    Yooper, are you one of the developers? How many are in the team?
     
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    I like it but havent used it yet.
     
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    Just checked it out. At first glance, it looks thorough enough as a quick look. After plugging in a possible liquid shampoo recipe, however, I didn't understand what "Longevity" was referring to. ???
     
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    Well, for bar soap, longevity is about how long the bar will last. But for liquid soap, that's not particularly helpful, is it? I never thought of that myself. Not all calculators use it, but Soapee.com also uses this term.

    I am not sure exactly how it would relate to LS, but it is calculated by adding these fatty acids: stearic and palmitic acids.

    Hardness doesn't equate to LS either, but it is calculated as the totals for lauric, myristic, stearic and palmitic acids. (Reference) But hardness does not equal longevity in a bar of soap when there is a lot of lauric or myristic acid, which contribute to solubility of bar soap.


    See this post for more information about how that number is calculated:
    https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/what-does-longevity-mean.62867/

    And another thread that addresses longevity versus hardness of bar soap.
    https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/reading-fatty-acids.63594/
     
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    Thank you for clarifying this! I have planned to try using Citric Acid in soap (now I use Tetrasodium EDTA), and wondered if the calculation were there! I just now tested it in the calculator and it sure is there and working! THANK YOU!

    IF, EDTA gets added, it would be useful to include the format for the EDTA. Many of us use a 50% solution of EDTA in distilled water. So I would prefer that format over a dry measure amount.

    Thank you for your consideration.
     
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    I will use this for my next batch. I briefly just glanced at it and I did like the option to be able to view the lye to water ratio. It is readily visible, which is a nice option as the % of lye water can be confusing to newbies. Another option I think I will like is being able to click on the additives instead of typing them in.
     
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    Sorry i haven't had a chance to check it out yet. I will today.
     
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    When I put in a recipe and try to print, I only get one page. I don’t see my comments. Maybe I’m doing something wrong?
     
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    I'm too new to know what I want or don't want, sorry.
     
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    I like what I see! I'll give it a whirl this weekend and offer more feedback. Great idea to have it here.
     
  19. Aug 22, 2019 #179

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    Of course, I am one that used Tetrasodium EDTA in powder form. So I would like it listed as a powder, maybe with an option to use in a 50% solution option.
     
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    I was not aware this was even here. I will try to look at this more often.
     
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