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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

Chocolate Technique: What would you like to learn more about?

I'm currently wrapping up a guide to fine chocolate technique. The expected audience is advanced hobbyists and those with professional aspi…

Started by Brendan

29 Jan 6, 2012
Reply by Maja Zorga Dulmin

What is the best flooring for a Chocolate Factory?

We are currently looking to replace the flooring in our factory - now the question I have, is what is the best flooring for a chocolate fac…

Started by Al Garnsworthy

2 Dec 25, 2011
Reply by Stu Jordan

Toffee troubles

I'm having trouble with my Toffee recipe (which is as follows); 1 # butter 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water bring to boil, then turn down heat to…

Started by Matt Erickson

9 Dec 19, 2011
Reply by Danielle


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