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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

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

21 Jan 15
Reply by Jonathan Edelson

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

Looking for a mold of a dj turntables

Someone shared a picture of a chocolate turntable.  I have no idea where it came from.  Google only comes up with a silicone ice cube mold…

Started by Greg Gould

1 Oct 19, 2013
Reply by Adrian Vermette

Heating Cabinets

Hello, I am starting a new chocolate company and am looking for some guidance on heating cabinets.  Does anyone know any alternatives to th…

Started by Kate Weiser

1 May 7, 2013
Reply by George Trejo

DIY enrobing machine?

I've been toying with the idea of making a small tempering/enrobing machine - I'm thinking that in principle they're not *too* complicated,…

Started by Paul Ireson

1 Mar 31, 2013
Reply by Daniel Herskovic


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