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Technical Melting Temperatures

Greetings, I have seen varied information that relates to the actual temperature "Chocolate" really begins to melt. The temperatures I have…

Started by Robert Cabeca

0 Aug 2, 2009

Hose for Panning Chocolate

Hello, I am having success panning small batches with laboratory rotating pans and a medium size melter/temperer (200lbs). What hoses are…

Started by Paul Mosca

7 Jun 21, 2009
Reply by Kerry

Chocolate Fountain

Hi everyone! I need help and advice on running my chocolate fountain. At a recent event - my Belgian milk chocolate was not it's usual flow…

Started by Michelle Sciberras

8 Jun 16, 2009
Reply by Ilana

Dry Cocoa Bean to Cocoa liqueor ratio

Hi, I'm new here and have a question. Does anyone know how much cocoa liqueor is gained after roasting, winnowing and grinding 1kg of dried…

Started by David Flemming

4 Jun 5, 2009
Reply by David Flemming

Growing Cacao Trees

I just bought a few cacao tree plants and my plan is to build a hothouse and grow them into full trees...hopefully with fruit! Where can I…

Started by Limor Drucker

1 May 31, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

Fermenting small batches of cacao in a controlled temperature oven

I am currently fermenting a small batch of trinitario beans (1816 g) in an oven set at 100 deg F. Today (day two) I added some bakers yeast…

Started by Robert Osgood

3 May 26, 2009
Reply by Robert Osgood

Maltitol ??

Has anyone used maltitol (Maltisorb, Maltisweet) to sweeten confections? This is an artifical sweetener and I'm wondering if it acts like s…

Started by Frank Schmidt

1 Apr 3, 2009
Reply by Duffy Sheardown

help with El Rey tempering!!

I am new here and I need help. I have been using El Rey for 3 years with limited success. I am using 61% in a chocovision X3210. I rarely g…

Started by thomas

9 Mar 31, 2009
Reply by thomas

Cleaning polycarbonate molds.

G'day... Does anyone have a great method for cleaning there polycarbonate molds. Everyone I read tells me opposing ideas and I only just g…

Started by Michelle-Jo Garfield

16 Mar 24, 2009
Reply by Michelle-Jo Garfield

Starting out now - what are the essentials?

I've noticed many here are already experienced chocolate makers, so I apologize for the very basic question. I started my first chocolate…

Started by Andre Costa

17 Feb 21, 2009
Reply by Andre Costa


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