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Using cacao butter as seed AND What temperature to add seed

Hi Forum Friends, I have two tempering questions: 1) Is cacao butter just as effective as chocolate for seed? I have used both and I can't…

Started by Mack Ransom

3 Jul 18
Reply by Jonathan Edelson

Herbal Chocolate Challenges

Hello again chocolate lifers! So just back from another round at the factory and I want to share some of our experience and get some feedb…

Started by Evan Langendorf

0 Jul 18

Wang-less Chocolate

After a year and a half of gear up and a dozen experimental batches, I still consider myself an extreme novice at chocolate making. Althoug…

Started by Mark Allan

17 Jul 15
Reply by Gap

Cocoatown Melanger Chocolate tastes like burnt rubber

Im using the recipe that I normally use in my new Melanger.  Im having serious issues.  Melanger chocolate tastes like burnt rubber after a…

Started by Jessica Osterday

3 Jul 13
Reply by Andal Balu

roll refining

Hello,  can someone tell me if it is required to pre refine nibs and sugar prior to running through a three roll refiner (e.g., one with 6…

Started by Mike

10 Jul 13
Reply by Mike

Conche or sugar mill?

Hi all, first I want to really thank you for all the wonderful cacao wisdom you share here. I read your blogs, and have slowly figured out…

Started by Mack Ransom

17 Jul 11
Reply by Daniela Vasquez

Looking for help

Hi all Currently I make chocolates at home but I would like to start a bigger production   I would like to know if anyone know's how to ge…

Started by Laura Marion

4 Jun 20
Reply by Laura Marion

tempering chocolate confusion

I used to tempering chocolate many time was success, but recently have problem in tempering, I used "seeding method" to tempering and below…

Started by him

1 Jun 18
Reply by jeff goh

Thermoblend?

This may be a big no no but has anyone tried using a Thermoblend to melt/warm chocolate? Deborah

Started by Deborah

5 Jun 14
Reply by Deborah

Machine help needed - grinding blocks of chocolate

Can anyone recommend a machine that can grind blocks of chocolate up with out melting it. In the photo below is a block of untempered choco…

Started by Need beans

2 Jun 11
Reply by Jonathan Edelson

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