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Melted Chocolate

I just received an order through UPS and half of the order was melted. My question is; will refrigeration bring it back to normal, and will…

Started by Richard Firstner

2 Jul 15, 2011
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Sorry, me again. I was wondering if there is a industry standard on wastage as far as the chocolate goes. I mean the whole tempering and di…

Started by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

2 Jul 5, 2011
Reply by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

Making liqour out of Cacao

Does anyone have a good recipe on how to Make an alcoholic Cacao liquor? Would love to test out some drinks from cacao to possibly make li…

Started by Edwin D.

0 Jul 3, 2011

Technical Melting Temperatures - Part 2

Greetings, I had posted this before and had recieved several great responses to it, however, there are no posts in the discussion any longe…

Started by Robert Cabeca

0 Jun 28, 2011

West Coast of Costa Rica: good for growing Caco Plants ?

Dear Chocolatereres;   My dear friend in Red Hook has some property, along with a group of American Ex Pats, in Western Costa Rica, just so…

Started by Dr D B

3 Jun 24, 2011
Reply by cheebs

Some basic questions

Hello !   Firstly, thank you for this site and for this forum ! It's so useful for us! We are new to making chocolates and we would like to…

Started by Maria

1 Jun 19, 2011
Reply by Richard Foley

alternative to mycryo

Can regular cocoa butter be used in place of Mycryo? For instance, to set a fruit mousse or a cold cheesecake. Instead of using gelatin I h…

Started by Tom Early

5 Jun 19, 2011
Reply by antonino allegra

ACMC Tabletop Chocolate Tempering Machine Digital Temperature Readout 6 lb capacity

Hi, I'm very new to this chocolate making (apart from a little "playing with it as a hobby) Can anyone tell me more about the ACMC Tabletop…

Started by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

8 Jun 17, 2011
Reply by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

Lloveras Conches

Anyone out there with experience with Lloveras conches (Spanish made)? Please let me know if you have worked with them. Thanks!

Started by Jeff Stern

0 Jun 13, 2011

Packaging chocolate bars

Hi,   Is there such a thing as a small machine that will package chocolate bars in foil and paper wrappers? What I've seen online is huge m…

Started by Geetha Panchapakesan

0 Jun 12, 2011


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