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How to grow cacao at home

I've had a Theobroma cacao for a couple of years now and have been keeping it not only alive, but occasionally flowering. Since my move to…

Started by Lorna

6 Jun 7
Reply by Tom

Salmonella and Factory Layout

Hello, all!  I’ve found what seems in many ways an ideal space to begin making chocolate commercially (it is a 570 sq ft room in a building…

Started by CM

9 May 30
Reply by CM

Chocovision Skimmer/Dispenser and Enrober - Looking for Hear Your Experiences

I use Rev Delta machines for moulding chocolates and have always done this by hand (i.e., a ladle). I am considering introducing enrobed ch…

Started by Glenn Knowles

2 May 29
Reply by Glenn Knowles

Looking for custom printed bar wrapping, example provided

Hi, I have been looking recently to purchase custom printed rolls ( I assume it is delivered in rolls ) wrapping paper for small chocolate…

Started by Stephane Laviolette

3 May 29
Reply by Ash Maki

Letting chocolate rest after conching?

What is true about that? Is it really necessary to the let chocolate rest once it's out of the conching machine? If so, how much time is ne…

Started by Daniela Vasquez

10 May 23
Reply by Daniela Vasquez

Tempering issues

Any ideas why the first trays molded from my batch temperer turn out streaky and rough/blotchy as in the attached picture? Later trays turn…

Started by Brent Peters

2 May 19
Reply by Brad Churchill

Whats going on with my chocolates?? Quality Control-Appearance concerns

I was hoping that some of you could chime in on what is happening on my chocolates.  I have been in business for 4 years in the SAME locati…

Started by Jennifer Davis

9 May 14
Reply by Jennifer Davis

Why does chocolate overcrystalize

I was working with my chocolate and today it got thick after I prepared 8 pranlines mold. I blasted it with the heatgun and it was still th…

Started by Hilmir Kolbeins

7 May 14
Reply by Sebastian

CocoaTown Belt Shredding

I just used my CocoaTown ECGC-65A for the first time last week and ended up with black powder all over the floor and under the bowl that ap…

Started by Nichole Warner

8 May 13
Reply by Nichole Warner

Conche question

Can anyone tell me the gap size between the blades and wall of a Frisse or Thouet type conche? Thanks

Started by Mike

2 May 13
Reply by Mike


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