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Pre Grinders and particle size

Hi All, I'm considering adding a pre-grinder to my set up (probably a nut butter type), but I'm wondering if any one out there already usin…

Started by Mike

12 Mar 20
Reply by Sebastian

Need hygrometer to go cacao hunting.

Hello everyone,   I will take off on may to go find some cacao beans to start my business, I will need an moisture meter to be able to con…

Started by Delcour Thomas

4 Mar 19
Reply by Sebastian

which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??

I am starting out making chocolate from the 'bean to the bar', but it has become clear that I need to invest in a grinder/melanger to get t…

Started by James Hull

15 Mar 19
Reply by Lee

Question on Weighing Product

I started molding 3.5 oz (100 g) half cacao pods of liquor and after speaking with a distributor wants us to add sugar.  I did a test batch…

Started by Thomas Forbes

2 Mar 18
Reply by Thomas Forbes

Converting from 3 phase to single phase

I have a Selmi plus and need to move to a facility where running a 3 phase line is a costly endeavor.i,ve been told I can get a phase conve…

Started by Melanie Boudar

17 Mar 12
Reply by Mike

Contract Manufacturing Help in Los Angeles?

Hi All,        I'm working with a potential client, and am starting to do research for contract manufacturing help with fulfilling molded c…

Started by Brian Begun

1 Mar 11
Reply by Anjali Gupta

Can you use a Coffee Roaster for Roasting Cacao?

I wanted to see if any chocolate producers have used coffee roasters to roast cacao. I'm looking for a mid-size capacity roaster that doesn…

Started by Matthew Runeare

23 Mar 8
Reply by Erkan Aydin

Cocoatown Melanger - ECGC-12SLTA - Leaking Chocolate - Epoxy Glue Fail

Early this morning I discovered the machine rotating in a pool of chocolate at the base of the machine. After thorough cleaning, I discover…

Started by CASE

0 Mar 5

I melted my Santha...questions ensue

A few weeks ago I was asking about alternatives to the Champion juicer. One of the suggestions that was given was to preheat the bowl/rolle…

Started by Alan Caldwell

5 Mar 4
Reply by Brad Churchill

AS / SAN plastic Molds vs PC Molds

Been shopping for molds. I've noticed molds in "AS" in addition to the standard polycarbonate (PC). Anyone have molds made of AS plastic? I…

Started by Lee

2 Mar 3
Reply by Lee

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