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mariano garcia replied to mariano garcia's discussion looking for a good quality tempering is in good condition! in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"HOLA mi presupuestoes 1300 a 1500 us por eso busco algo usado de buenas condiciones y buena marca."
34 minutes ago
Virgilio Rubini replied to mariano garcia's discussion looking for a good quality tempering is in good condition! in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hola Mariano, Tengo disponible una maquina con rueda y su mesa vibradora. Cual es tu presupuesto? que tipo de producto buscar producir? Muchos Saludos, Virigilio"
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David Roach replied to mariano garcia's discussion looking for a good quality tempering is in good condition! in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"He needs a revolution machine, 10 lbs."
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David Roach replied to mariano garcia's discussion looking for a good quality tempering is in good condition! in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Mariano is looking for a small 10 lb Tempering unit, It will have to ship to Honduras, and his budget is tight. If anyone here has anything in this size range, please respond here on this post for him. "
1 hour ago
Clay Gordon replied to Don Bankler's discussion Extruder for Sale: 1-1/2" with knife cutter.
"Don - This belongs in the Classifieds section. Please repost. :: Clay"
1 hour ago
Clay Gordon replied to Courtney montgomery's discussion Iso: chocolate dipping set &cocoa butter for candy bars
"Courtney - Discussions like this really belong in the Classifieds section and it's ALWAYS a good idea to let people know where you are located in a post like this. If you're outside the US (you're not, you're in Maryland) then…"
1 hour ago
Jim Greenberg replied to mariano garcia's discussion looking for a good quality tempering is in good condition! in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi, Mariano - we sell used chocolate machinery to HN all of the time, Are you in Tegucigalpa?? Please contact me at jim @ unionmachinery .com Thanks Jim Greenberg, President Union Confectionery Machinery Company"
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David Roach replied to mariano garcia's discussion looking for a good quality tempering is in good condition! in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"email me direct at  jlmsales.droach@gmail.com"
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mariano garcia replied to mariano garcia's discussion looking for a good quality tempering is in good condition! in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"im live in honduras country!"
3 hours ago
allison roberts replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Thanks for a great discussion everyone, so helpful to have these topics available for browsing! Allison "
3 hours ago
David Roach replied to Christine Doerr's discussion Wanted- 50 Lb Savage Brothers Temperer in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Christine, Please give me a call when you get a chance, I may be able to provide some options for you with the melter that you are looking for.  David Roach 928-846-7726"
3 hours ago
David Roach replied to mariano garcia's discussion looking for a good quality tempering is in good condition! in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Mariano, Please give me a call when you get a chance, I may be able to help you find what you need.  David Roach 928-846-7726 "
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mariano garcia replied to Jennifer Cooper's discussion For Sale Chocovison 1.5 tempering machine in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"still available?"
3 hours ago
mariano garcia replied to Patti Humbert's discussion For Sale: Matfer melter, dispenser motor and disk in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"this machine makes chocolate tempering?"
3 hours ago
It's Chocolate replied to It's Chocolate's discussion 100 injected polycarbonate never used 2 ounce bar molds for sale. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Sometime this weekend I'll get some additional pictures on here."
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Shawna replied to It's Chocolate's discussion 100 injected polycarbonate never used 2 ounce bar molds for sale. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Any chance you could post a better/larger picture?  I may be interested, but can't really see the detail well. Thanks"
4 hours ago
 

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Extruder for Sale: 1-1/2" with knife cutter.

Started by Don Bankler in Geek Gear - Cool Tools. Last reply by Clay Gordon 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Warner extruder with 1-1/2 opening and auto knife cutter. Good for batch production on a variety of centers.Variable speed knife cutter to adjust size of portion.$650.00 OBO  + Creating $55.00 extra or pick up in Texas.Continue

Iso: chocolate dipping set &cocoa butter for candy bars

Started by Courtney montgomery in Where to Buy. Last reply by Clay Gordon 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Hi I am looking for a chocolate dipping set and some cocoa butter to produce my own candy bars.thanks I am currently doing chocolate for cancer charity work and am in,desperate,need of these items.

CocoaT roaster?

Started by Holly Hukill in Opinion. Last reply by allison roberts 3 hours ago. 34 Replies

Does anyone have experience with the CocoaTown roasters?  If so, would you recommend them?

Selmi One Question

Started by Paul Johnson in Tech Help 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have connected my new Selmi One tempering machine and was able to prewarm but when I push the stirring button the paddle runs for 10 seconds and the button turns red and the paddle stops.If I push the reset button the paddle can be turned on but…Continue

What to use if there is no rich cream available

Started by Erika Reich in Tasting Notes. Last reply by Sebastian 22 hours ago. 4 Replies

Dear chocolatiers, Im Erika Reich and I have my small chocolate manufacture in Iran (Tehran), which I started a year ago. There are some ingredients (for ganache making) which is difficult to find here. Like rich cream. The fat contant of the creams…Continue

looking for a decent tempering machine ASAP

Started by sabrina in Opinion. Last reply by Candyman yesterday. 18 Replies

Hi I'm starting a small home business and  would like to by a good used tempering machine! Not looking for any particular kind just a good one to start. Any recommendations are accepted.ThanksContinue

job in confectionery industry

Started by Goran Vjestica in Allow Me to Introduce Myself. Last reply by Nicole on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Do you say how I can to find a job in confectionery industry, special chocolate industry?Continue

conche machine

Started by mariano garcia in Opinion. Last reply by mariano garcia on Monday. 5 Replies

Hi all,anyone know if this machine is good for conching chocolate?…Continue

Chocolate Academy - Callibaut

Started by Christian Tyler in Chocolate Education on Monday. 0 Replies

Has anyone taken the Chocolate Academy International Chocolate making class from Callebaut?  I am trying to find classes here in Brazil to perfect my chocolate making abilities. Could anyone please give me any feedback about their experience with…Continue

Where to buy chocolate in Europa

Started by Bjarne Bremholm in Tasting Notes on Sunday. 0 Replies

It is very expencive to buy chocolate in Denmark.Idears are welcome :-)Bjarne - living in the suburbn of Copenhagen.Continue

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June 2014 marks the first open meeting for Direct Cacao - a new association that is working hard to help create direct sourcing relationships between chocolate makers and cocoa growers around the world.

I would like to go, but my resources for international travel are limited and I don't have a consulting client who'll pick up my expenses. I've already been to the CHOCOA conference on sustainable cocoa earlier this year, and am looking forward to returning to Europe in October for the ORIGIN Chocolate conference. I am also going back to Peru for the Salon del Cacao y Chocolate in July and want to return to Ecuador for ANECACAO at the end of August.

$2000 will cover all expenses to go to Direct Cacao. Any other monies raised will go towards other travel opportunities. These are not tax-deductible contributions. However, if you do appreciate the resources and the community TheChocolateLife provides - completely free of charge - please consider a donation. As in the past, I will be blogging and uploading photos during my travels. I will be collecting donations (via PayPal) into the first week in June.

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Blog Posts

Clay Gordon on living the chocolate life

Posted by Landen Zernickow on August 28, 2014 at 9:46pm 0 Comments

“You never know when a small decision will have a profound impact on your life.” – Clay Gordon, the world’s first international chocolate critic

Read more on today's blog post, part one of a two-part series with The Chocolate Life's own Clay Gordon!

http://rootchocolate.com/2014/08/28/clay-gordon-on-living-the-chocolate-life/

Chocolate Ganache-Topped Chocolate-Cherry CUP-PAKENs

Posted by Lisabeth Flanagan on August 28, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Chocolate and cherry is always a delicious combination, and this recipe is no exception. These 'cup-pakens' have mini cherry pies hidden inside of moist chocolate cupcakes.  Best of all, they are topped with a rich, real-cream chocolate ganache.  Try it!  I guarantee you will impress all…

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Premier Wonder Grinder

Posted by Landen Zernickow on August 25, 2014 at 9:57pm 0 Comments

A new post is up about our new melanger and our biggest batch yet! Check it out at the address below:

http://rootchocolate.com/2014/08/25/premier_wonder_grinder/

Winnowing Woes

Posted by Landen Zernickow on August 24, 2014 at 1:31am 0 Comments

Hi chocolate-making community,

A new post is up on the blog about winnowing. Help me figure out a smart solution for winnowing at home that doesn't break the bank or require expert engineering skills!

http://rootchocolate.com/2014/08/23/winnowing-woes/

Looking forward to your advice!

Landen

Flourless White Chocolate Cake

Posted by Lisabeth Flanagan on August 21, 2014 at 8:22am 0 Comments

I do a lot of experimenting with Flourless Chocolate Cake, and lately I have worked on recipes for white and milk chocolate (instead of the same ol' dark chocolate cake). Here is result of my white chocolate experiments with fresh Ontario peaches: http://ultimatelychocolatecakes.blogspot.ca/2014/08/flourless-white-chocolate-cake-with.html  I'd love to see your flourless chocolate cake…

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What's your favourite 85%

Posted by Lisabeth Flanagan on August 21, 2014 at 8:17am 0 Comments

I have tried all the commercial brands and some craft brands....but what are your favourite craft, bean-to-bar 85% dark chocolate bars?  Please tell me in the comments section on my blog page: http://www.ultimatechocolateblog.blogspot.ca/2014/08/whats-your-favourite-85-chocolate-bar.html

 
 
 

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