OK...I have just completed my first burn test for my CS 4 oz. Mason Jar using the EcoSoya Q 210 wax and the LX 18 Wick.
I will admit, I just couldn't wait the full two weeks before I did my burn test, but I DID wait a full week and a half...:) :) :)
I will begin by saying the cold throw using this wax is AMAZING!!! I poured 6 different fragrances and they ALL smelled fabulous within less than 24 hours after pouring.
Now, on to my burn test...
I trimmed the wick to approx. 1/4", I think it is challenging to figure out *exactly* 1/4"...but it was pretty short...:) :) :)
In order to provide as much of a controlled environment as possible, I placed the jar in the bathroom (approx. 5 ft wide x 10 ft. long with 9 ft ceiling), I lit the candle, it lit easily, I closed the door and I walked away. (I don't have any kids running around or in and out, so I feel comfortable doing this).
I check back in about 15 minutes and I am beginning to smell the delicious rich dark chocolate fragrance...it is subtle, but it is definitely there. The burn pool is taking on a nice shape and the flame is burning smoothly, although it seemed slightly high in my opinion...I was thinking that maybe it was because I filled the jar rather full, anyway, l shut the door and walked away again.
I checked back in again in about a half an hour (a total burn time of 45 minutes now), and I opened the door to the decadently strong dark chocolate scent. The burn pool was about 3/4" across the diameter of the jar maybe a little more, the flame was still steady, and somewhat high. I did not however see any mushrooming at the tip of the wick as this point. Again, I shut the door and walked away.
I popped back in again in 15 minutes ( a full one hour of burning at this point), and the results were still the same as before. I will also note that I am not seeing any smoking in the air above the candle, nor is a smoke build up beginning to form on the candle jar or the wall behind the candle.
After 2 hours, the burn pool is all the way to the sides of the jar and the depth of the burn pool is approximately 1/2", so I continue to let it burn for the final 2 of the 4 hour burn test.
After the candle has burned for 4 hours, I touch the jar and note that it is NOT hot to the touch, just comfortably warm...The flame is still burning strong with no major flickering or jumping... although still a little high, AND the hot throw is INCREDIBLE. I also notice that the burn pool is still at about 1/2 in. in depth.
At this point I pick it up and move it out to the shelf in my living room (approx 12 ft. by 20 ft. with 9 foot ceilings), and let it burn for a little bit longer, (maybe 15 more minutes). The cool thing now is the fragrance followed me from the bathroom down the hall to the living room, and made the whole living room smell fantastic as well!!!
After about 15 minutes I finally blow the candle out. It is at this point that I notice that there is some mushrooming at the tip of the wick and while the flame went out, there was still some embers glowing on the wick. It was when I went to pinch it off that it fell into the burn pool. Since this is also a massage wax candle, I took this opportunity to dip my fingers into the wax and run it into my hands...MMM...I smelled like I had jumped into a vat of chocolate and it rubbed into my hands like a dream...NOT sticky or gooey or gloppy.
I then called CS to run the results of my burn test by a customer service representative, upon relaying the details and then discussion we determined that I may want to try the LX 16 wick next time around to see if that will cure the mushrooming and the somewhat fast burn. Although the representative told me that a tiny amount of mushrooming *can* be normal and it does not mean it was a failed test.
Since I poured 24 of these 4 oz Mason Jar candles with the LX 18 wicks, after I burn test one from each batch, if all of those burn tests go well, as I believe they will, I am still going to sell them.
All in all I would say that I have had an EXCELLENT experience with the ES 210, no tunneling or any of those other terrible, horrrible things written about here in this review section.
Thank you so much Candle Science for providing fabulous products, and most of all a very educational and informative website and even better yet...FABULOUS customer service on the phone!!!