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Microwave tempering

I have this question bothering me for a long time and am happy to find this forum. I hope my question can be answered. I saw the microwave…

Started by Susie

5 Aug 19
Reply by Jim Dutton

which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??

I am starting out making chocolate from the 'bean to the bar', but it has become clear that I need to invest in a grinder/melanger to get t…

Started by James Hull

20 Aug 15
Reply by Victor Kudryavtsev

Pre Grinders and particle size

Hi All, I'm considering adding a pre-grinder to my set up (probably a nut butter type), but I'm wondering if any one out there already usin…

Started by Mike

13 Aug 13
Reply by Andy Koller

Hilliards Little Dipper (not responding)

Hello.... So we have a hilliards little dipper that we do our white chocolate in. Over the past month it has given us a more than generous…

Started by Emily Woloszyn

5 Aug 5
Reply by Emily Woloszyn

melanger necessary?

Wondering if anyone knows if a conching or melanger is necessary to mix cacao powder, butter and sugar, or does it have to be liqeur? [ sic…

Started by beth campbell

28 Jul 29
Reply by Danny Michlewicz

Spectra 11 wheels barely turning at the 8 hour mark...

Hi TCL friends, I recently bought my first melanger and ran a small test batch and it worked perfectly! So I put a second, 7.8 pound batch…

Started by Mack Ransom

2 Jul 28
Reply by Mack Ransom

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

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