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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

27 Jan 3
Reply by Tim Williams

Personalized Chocolate molds

Hello every body ,I am looking to know the best way to make personalized chocolate mold,with clean and clear result .10x in advance for you…

Started by Hassan Al Mallah

4 Jan 3
Reply by Hassan Al Mallah

Inclusions in a Savage

I have a savage unit.  I am using an inclusion for my chocolate.  However, in my dark chocolate this particular inclusion only floats to th…

Started by Diane Harrison

2 Dec 31, 2013
Reply by Diane Harrison

Cocoa Town Melanger - Sugar sticking to granite grinders

Hello! I Have been using a Cocoa Town Melanger for a few months now, to produce cacao paste and grind coconut sugar with chocolate. I am ha…

Started by Crucial Jade

2 Dec 17, 2013
Reply by beth campbell

Using a 110V Revolation 2 Machine in other countries with 220V

Hi, I recently purchased a used Revolation 2, 110/120V from Ebay. I have been advised to not use this machine with an outlet of 220V even…

Started by TheChocolateMan

2 Dec 15, 2013
Reply by Clay Gordon

Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.

I am passionate about chocolate and want to start a bean to chocolate bar shop in Maryland. I have no experience in the chocolate business.…

Started by Priscilla A

15 Dec 8, 2013
Reply by Priscilla A

Cleaning Chocolate Molds

I just made a batch of chocolates that taste great, but have bloom.  I am suspecting the problem is the molds were not properly cleaned as…

Started by Christina Durta

79 Dec 8, 2013
Reply by Shelley Fields

Custom made chocolate by large Chocolate Manufacturers?

Hello there, I have been on this site for some time now, though not active. I have a small chocolate business in southern Oregon which is b…

Started by Jonathan Simpkins

6 Nov 27, 2013
Reply by Clay Gordon

Chocolate oxidation

Hi all, I keep on reading that chocolate's fats can oxidate when in contact with light... I can't make sense of it. Oxidation is a transfo…

Started by Olivier L

10 Nov 24, 2013
Reply by Sebastian

Revolation x3210 beeping and flashing "HHH"

Hello, I have just purchased and unboxed a new Revolation x3210 and am anxious to use it.  I have plugged it in, cleaned all the parts, a…

Started by Kai Kronfield

4 Nov 21, 2013
Reply by Kai Kronfield

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