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What to use if there is no rich cream available

Dear chocolatiers, Im Erika Reich and I have my small chocolate manufacture in Iran (Tehran), which I started a year ago. There are some in…

Started by Erika Reich

4 Aug 28
Reply by Sebastian

problem with the premier grinder!

Hi everyone, have been using my premier 2ltr wet stone grinder but have run into a potential disaster. I have only used it 3 times so far a…

Started by James Hull

5 Aug 20
Reply by James Hull

Roasting Issue?

I bought some quality beans from a local farmer, in Honduras. These same beans are used to make a 70% dark chocolate in the USA, which sell…

Started by Mark Allan

0 Aug 11

Box sizes for fermenting cocoa beans

OK, I am a newby  FNG you might say.  I am almost done fermenting my first approximately 15 kilos of beans.  They did not reach the 45 degr…

Started by Jim Cameron

13 Aug 9
Reply by Sebastian

Champion Cutter Problem

I'm having a problem with the cutting blade on my Champion, and I am wondering if anyone else who uses a Champion has seen this. After my l…

Started by Michael Arnovitz

0 Aug 7

Warped white chocolate bars

Hello, I recently finished a batch of white chocolate which I finished and hand tempered, then molded in combination with cocoa nibs and a…

Started by Francis Murchison

2 Aug 7
Reply by Andrea Bauer

Cocoa Shell Infusion

I recently read a bit about cocoa shell infusions and I was wondering if anyone on this forum had any experience or comments about this?  I…

Started by Jennifer Smith

6 Aug 7
Reply by Jennifer Smith

Weird Flavors and Inclusions in Chocolate

What's the weirdest flavor/inclusion combination you've not only heard of in chocolate but have actually eaten? Inquiring chocolate minds…

Started by Clay Gordon

147 Aug 5
Reply by Gabriel

Cacao beer or wine available in the us?

Hi there, Anybody out there heard of, or know of, any wine or beer drinks that are made from or with cacao that are available in the US? 

Started by Ash Maki

3 Jul 22
Reply by Clay Gordon

Afternoon in Paris suggestions?

I have a free afternoon in Paris with my children and we want to go candy and chocolate shopping! I'm not sure where we will start out from…

Started by Michael Donnelly

5 Jul 21
Reply by Gap

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