Soapmaking Friend - Part 4

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  1. Jan 18, 2019 #61

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    Just wanted to say that you are all finding a lot of things. Thank you. They are being relayed to developer.

    Please keep testing.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2019 #62

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    Can’t you choose to print only one page when you print? That is usually a standard option in a print dialogue.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2019 #63

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    More of a question about how the water discount when including an addative like clay. Is the water discount there for you to mix the clay with? or is there another purpose, maybe an explination on the calc page would be helpful for idiots like me who dont understand the meaning of this :)
     
  4. Jan 19, 2019 #64

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    How long does it take for registration emails to come through? I registered last night but haven't received anything yet.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2019 #65

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    Is it still going to two pages for you? It's one page for me, and I can't recreate getting two.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2019 #66

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    Have you checked your junk folder some of my email notifications from the site go to my junk folder for some reason others dont.

    @Yooper its only even printed one page for me never seen option to print 2
     
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    Yup, no emails at all.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2019 #68

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    BUG(?): When checking both NaOH and KOH Masterbatch, no water adjustment is made for the NaOH.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2019 #69

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    It's in there- both regular and high oleic canola oil.

    We have that. When you search, the "include oils" and "exclude oils" is ignored if not selected.


    The calculation is (height x depth x width) x .40 = amount of oils in ounces (assuming full water amounts).

    We have the search, as noted above.

    I will find the information on that and get it added (unless someone has it handy?)

    The name will be changed to something like "gentle soap".

    That's for hand written notes you may need to make during the soap making process. If it's not wanted, we can take it out.

    I will look into adding an explanation- I'm not sure at this time of the exact explanation so I'll have to check.

    The developer is looking at this today- it seems to be happening randomly to some people.

    I'm not sure what you're saying here, so please bear with me. Can you explain what you mean? Thank you!
     
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    Please, leave that in. I love that option!
     
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    When calculating a NaOH or KOH soap and use the Masterbatch option, it calculates the "liquid required" correctly.
    When calculating a hybrid soap, AND using Masterbatch for both NaOH and KOH, it does not calculate the "liquid required" correctly. The water in the NaOH masterbatch is added, and you end up with too much water.
     
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    Thanks!

    Personally, I like the notes section and the spot to write in any other additives. In fact, I would add another line or two there.
     
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    It's a great tool, and I really like that as you change weights of oils, it recalculates and displays the new numbers. My input:
    • make a radio button that allows you to make a batch without fragrance (I play with volume without wanting to use up precious essential oils, and putting 0% is a cheat, not a solution)
    • add palm shortening as an oil option
    • what does "INS" stand for in the breakdown on the left side?
    • the attribute chart is super helpful with the ideal minimum and maximums. However, some way to let people know how to *improve* lather, hardness, etc. would save a lot of time and help encourage beginners playing with ingredients
    Keep up the great work on this tool!
     
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    What's in the "palm shortening"? I assume it's not 100% palm, so that might be a tough one.
    INS best described here, I think: https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/iodine-ins-numbers-in-soapcalc.36717/

    I'm wondering how we could give suggestions (via the calculator) on improving the lather, hardness, etc. That could be a very difficult thing to do in a calculator. We'll think about that and see what we come up with.

    I agree about the 0% for fragrance. I've been adding mine as a custom ingredient (I use essential oils only, never fragrance oils), and I wonder how we could make this better. Thanks for the suggestions!
     
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    Ah, that makes sense. I wonder how we could fix that, without breaking the regular masterbatching. I suppose quite a few people masterbatch both KOH and NaOH for hybrid soap?
     
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    I keep trying to complete my registration on the calculator so I can test saving etc, but I never get the email to complete the registration. The calculator portion is working great!
     
  17. Jan 22, 2019 #77

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    Right, but it isn't doing it correctly on both a slab I made and a cylinder. I notice sometimes when I enter in mold dimensions instead of mold capacity, the capacity number "sticks" and doesn't adjust size.

    * Edit to add: also when swapping from grams to ounces and visa versa.
     
  18. Jan 22, 2019 #78

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    I just chose page 1 when printing, to save the one line that ends up on the second page.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2019 #79

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    I haven't been on here in more than a month and haven't scrolled back to see if it's come up, or if anyone is still experiencing the same....

    My saved recipes, when you reload them, still revert to oils total (that's some other number, not my actual previous oils total) even though I saved it with the mold capacity button on, and saved in a particular amount.

    I keep needing to readjust it since when we started.

    It's great to see the changes though.. Good job you guys!
     
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  20. Jan 24, 2019 #80

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    Thanks for reporting , this should be fixed now
     
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