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I don't get it?

I have 10lbs of tempered chocolate, I make a few bars and dip some truffles. With the rest I make bark and it all blooms? Tried it again...…

Started by Dirke Botsford

12 Oct 2, 2012
Reply by Brian Donaghy

Labeling Your Product

I familar with correct US product labeling requirments but I'm stumped on how to get my correct nutritional data and bar code strips ready…

Started by Wendy DeBord

7 Sep 29, 2012
Reply by Wendy DeBord

Selmi help please

If anyone out there has a lot of  Selmi know how, please help. End of day today my Top decided to call it quits. The machine was accidental…

Started by Chocotoymaker

2 Sep 18, 2012
Reply by Chocotoymaker

Cooking milk powder

So i recently made a batch of 45% milk chocolate. The problem is that most people who tasted it said it had a raw(ish) milk taste to it, wh…

Started by Chirag Bhatia

12 Sep 13, 2012
Reply by Sebastian

Adding heavy cream to chocolate

If I add heavy cream to my chocolate mixture for dipping will it go sour when your candy is left out for long periods of time? I want a mor…

Started by Theresa Milz

1 Sep 9, 2012
Reply by Sebastian

Troubleshooting the Chocolate on Butter Toffee

For the past 3 months I've explored, enjoyed and been successful with a butter toffee.  Where I consistently have issues is the chocolate l…

Started by Andy Ciordia

47 Sep 5, 2012
Reply by Ryan


I have been adding invertase to my fondants right before dipping to soften them. I add a couple of drops per 1 lb of fondant. I don't notic…

Started by Michael Karren

4 Sep 4, 2012
Reply by Mark Heim

Can you help me identify the following selmi chocolate making equipment?

We bought out the remainder of a chocolate company and we basically have this stuff and lots of foils left.  I am trying to identify what t…

Started by Ty J

3 Sep 2, 2012
Reply by Ty J

Enrober Paper redux

I tried to bring this older thread back to life, but was unable to.  I've had a heck of a time finding a paper supplier.  My search queries…

Started by Andy Ciordia

8 Aug 30, 2012
Reply by antonino allegra

Used Equipment Sites

I noticed that some people were referring to auctions where used bean to bar equipment might be purchased.  Can anybody list those sites.  …

Started by Dan Bieser

0 Aug 29, 2012


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