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Question about grinding and conching

Hello ! I  am just starting a small business ( beans to bars) in Bulgaria. I will use the grinder from CocoaT and I would like to ask you…

Started by Maria

6 Dec 18, 2011
Reply by Maria

To temper or not to temper

Hi everyone,   I'm new to chocolate making so forgive my ignorance on the subject. I'm trying to learn the science behind tempering, beta c…

Started by Matt C

0 Dec 15, 2011

Research and Development

Dear all I'm new to this site so forgive me if I ask questions that have been repeatedly answered. I am trying to compile an equipment list…

Started by Mary Dickson

5 Dec 10, 2011
Reply by Sebastian

Chocolate sides caving in?

Hi, Just wondering if anyone can tell me why some of my chocolates sides cave in after a few days. Im' guessing its either from the shell b…

Started by Michelle-Jo Garfield

4 Nov 30, 2011
Reply by Mark Heim

New to Raw Chocolate

HelloI am making raw chocolate, but having difficulty making it last more than a week or 10 daysI've read through these posts looking for a…

Started by John Benton

8 Nov 28, 2011
Reply by John Benton

A list of material suppliers and some questions

Hi everyone, I recently ran across this gem of a website and I was hoping for a bit of guidance.   First things first.  I live in the bay a…

Started by Ethan Mckenzie

0 Nov 27, 2011

Static Electricity

While running the last two batches in the Spectra 11 there is a good amount of static electricity building on the bowl.  This is new.  I ca…

Started by Scott Moore Jr

1 Nov 22, 2011
Reply by Ben Rasmussen

Weird marks on molds after when working with hollow molds.

I have recently ran into a problem with some of my molds.After de-molding I am getting weird spots that don't really qualify as water marks…

Started by Chocotoymaker

4 Nov 19, 2011
Reply by Chocotoymaker

new manufacturing - what mistakes should we avoid?

Hello from NZ,   We are in the process of moving into manufacturing our own product - up until now we have been a retailer of other peoples…

Started by Stu Jordan

1 Nov 16, 2011
Reply by Rochelle

Making bark with a tempering machine

Hi friends, I just got my first tempering machine- a Chocovision X3210 (the 10lb one). I want to use it to make my barks, which involve add…

Started by Chocolate Luv

12 Nov 8, 2011
Reply by Bayla Sussman


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