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Best before dates

Hello, I would like to ask you what best before dates you give to your chocolates ? I make my chocolate from the beans, 70% cocoa beans +…

Started by Maria

3 Feb 8, 2012
Reply by Maria

Types of Sweetening and Conching Time

Hi, I just got my CocoaT Melanger yesterday, so this is my very time making chocolate properly. For my first trial I use 380g of cocoa be…

Started by Panod

9 Feb 7, 2012
Reply by jorge camacho

Cleaning of airbrush

I'm teaching myself airbrushing of cocoa butter colors. I have a good background in airbrush work from my hobby of building plastic models.…

Started by Scott Hoffman

3 Feb 1, 2012
Reply by Scott Hoffman

Too Dry for Tempering?

Hello, I am trying to pinpoint my recent tempering difficulties in my store's kitchen. I've ruled out machine malfunction and the chocolat…

Started by Jasmine Mead

4 Jan 27, 2012
Reply by Clay Gordon

Tempering problem

Hello !  I have just started making chocolate from the bean. I make 70% chocolate, two different origins. They taste good, I think I have…

Started by Maria

0 Jan 26, 2012

Moisture percentage in storage room

Hey Guys, Most of us know that moisture is an important factor in controlling quality and that it should not exceed 50% where chocolate is…

Started by Omar Forastero

2 Jan 23, 2012
Reply by Omar Forastero

Chocolate going down the drain

Question about potential for drainage problems: I have been in business for three years this coming October. I moved my location recently,…

Started by Matt Carter

7 Jan 16, 2012
Reply by Andy Ciordia

Modding stock Ultra Grind+ wet grinder for chocolate use

I was recently in Bangalore, India and found wet grinders almost everywhere. I bought an Ultra Grind+ at a good price and brought it back w…

Started by Felipe Jaramillo F.

3 Jan 15, 2012
Reply by Felipe Jaramillo F.

Stages of Chocolate Melting Points

Hi, I’ve read somewhere in the internet, but now when I try to go back searching for it, I couldn’t find the information. I’ve read that ch…

Started by Panod

3 Jan 12, 2012
Reply by Sebastian

Advice? Buying a Tempering Machine or Two

Hello!   It is finally that time - we have found a 300sqm site for our new factory/offices/cafe/showroom.    Next step - buy tempering mach…

Started by Stu Jordan

6 Jan 7, 2012
Reply by Anissa Talbi


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