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Chocolate Spraying

I have a small pan for panning chocolate covered coffee beans. Building up by pouring choccolate takes forever and is a vast waste of time.…

Started by Colin Green

32 Jul 22
Reply by Jim Greenberg

DIY Guitar

Anyone built their own Guitar?  I really don't want to expend resources on one right now and my brain just can't come up with the justifica…

Started by Andy Ciordia

22 Jul 22
Reply by allison roberts

Grinding Cocoa Solids Into Powder

I might have a rare problem in that I extract my own cocoa butter using a screw press. The machine serves the purpose of making chocolate.…

Started by Mark Allan

15 Jun 27
Reply by Mark Allan

Kitchen Aid Panning Attachment

I've looked a lot into panning, and found it to be really too much of a burden for us.  Yet I continue to be asked for panned items.  I've…

Started by Andy Ciordia

13 Jun 16
Reply by Jim Greenberg

Santha Melangeurs

Greetings Fellow Chocophiles,   I have recently begun the process of purchasing a Spectra 40 Stone Melanger -

Started by Sirius Chocolate

18 Mar 11
Reply by Madeleine Siegel

Chocolate Drinking Machine Recommendations

I thought this would be an easier search but I'm hitting a wall.  We'd like to start serving some drinking chocolate at area markets and as…

Started by Andy Ciordia

48 Feb 4
Reply by Louise O' Brien

Interested in a device to make tempering in a Santha or Cocoatown grinder easier?

At Madre Chocolate, we've been trying to figure out how to easily temper largish (5-10 lbs) batches of chocolate in an existing appliance t…

Started by Nat

4 Dec 21, 2013
Reply by Ben Rasmussen

Best tabletop extruder?

I am looking into getting an extruder for both caramel pieces and ganaches.  Right now the front runner is the Savage Carousel Pros: -This…

Started by Shannon Campbell

0 Nov 25, 2013

Heat sources for making caramels

Sooner or later almost every confectioner starts thinking about making caramels. For many, caramels - especially salted caramels - are a co…

Started by Clay Gordon

2 Nov 25, 2013
Reply by Shannon Campbell

Looking for Used Melangeur

I´m up for any capacity, so whatever you have let me know. Thanks

Started by Josh Nise

0 Nov 18, 2013


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