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Spectra 11 wheels barely turning at the 8 hour mark...

Hi TCL friends, I recently bought my first melanger and ran a small test batch and it worked perfectly! So I put a second, 7.8 pound batch…

Started by Mack Ransom

1 1 hour ago
Reply by It's Chocolate

Hilliards Little Dipper (not responding)

Hello.... So we have a hilliards little dipper that we do our white chocolate in. Over the past month it has given us a more than generous…

Started by Emily Woloszyn

0 on Friday

Which Chocolate Spray Gun to Purchase?

Hi! Any one can guide on which chocolate spray gun to purchase?

Started by Sam

23 Jul 22
Reply by KREBS Chocolate sprayer

Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change

It's time for my first belt change on my Cocoatown Melanger. Inno Concepts tells me that I shouldn't attempt this myself, and that the moto…

Started by Katherine Botelho

16 Jul 18
Reply by Laurie Rice

Using cacao butter as seed AND What temperature to add seed

Hi Forum Friends, I have two tempering questions: 1) Is cacao butter just as effective as chocolate for seed? I have used both and I can't…

Started by Mack Ransom

3 Jul 18
Reply by Jonathan Edelson

Herbal Chocolate Challenges

Hello again chocolate lifers! So just back from another round at the factory and I want to share some of our experience and get some feedb…

Started by Evan Langendorf

0 Jul 18

Wang-less Chocolate

After a year and a half of gear up and a dozen experimental batches, I still consider myself an extreme novice at chocolate making. Althoug…

Started by Mark Allan

17 Jul 15
Reply by Gap

Cocoatown Melanger Chocolate tastes like burnt rubber

Im using the recipe that I normally use in my new Melanger.  Im having serious issues.  Melanger chocolate tastes like burnt rubber after a…

Started by Jessica Osterday

3 Jul 13
Reply by Andal Balu

roll refining

Hello,  can someone tell me if it is required to pre refine nibs and sugar prior to running through a three roll refiner (e.g., one with 6…

Started by Mike

10 Jul 13
Reply by Mike

Conche or sugar mill?

Hi all, first I want to really thank you for all the wonderful cacao wisdom you share here. I read your blogs, and have slowly figured out…

Started by Mack Ransom

17 Jul 11
Reply by Daniela Vasquez

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