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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

How I pan hazelnuts

Started by Edward J

4 Mar 9, 2013
Reply by Edward J

Cool Tool: Chocoflex Spherical Truffle Mold

Many chocolatiers like to make perfectly spherical truffles. (Okay, well maybe not perfectly spherical - they have to have a flat bottom so…

Started by Clay Gordon

76 Mar 8, 2013
Reply by Jennifer Cooper

Popsicle molds? Stainless?

I'm considering doing some popsicles to help with summertime sales at the shop and looking for some commercial molds. All I keep finding ar…

Started by Brandon Buckner

5 Jan 6, 2013
Reply by PHLChocolate

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