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Bloom "stripes" on dipped chocolates

Hello, I have a frustrating problem. I temper chocolate using the cold bath method (I heat to 45c, cool to 28, then heat to 31). Then I te…

Started by Or M

14 on Monday
Reply by Daniela Vasquez

Truffles Cracking!

So I've read just about every internet site that I can, and I've tried just about everything, but my truffles just keep cracking. My method…

Started by Trula R

2 on Monday
Reply by Daniela Vasquez

Washing Spectra melanger parts in dishwasher under 140F OK per Santha….

Hi, I may be re-inventing the wheel, but I wrote to Santha to ask what was the concern with washing the removable parts of the Spectra in a…

Started by Mack Ransom

0 Jul 23

Air Brushing & Table Top Depositor

Hello Everyone I'm a little new to the chocolate world!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been doing it has a hobby for some years and now want to expand. I…

Started by Karen H.

30 Jul 22
Reply by KREBS Chocolate sprayer

Recipes

wanted to know if anyone wants to share a recipe of chocolate, as percentage of cocoa butter is placed in the manufacture of chocolate

Started by mariano garcia

0 Jul 20

Wrapping Solutions

We have access to some very fine cacao now, some that a certain US artisan company is able to sell for $45/lb., after they convert it to ba…

Started by Mark Allan

2 Jul 20
Reply by Mark Allan

warm weather shipping

i have a customer that wants chocolate shipped to texas - where it currently is 100 degrees.  obviously, overnight is essential.  but any h…

Started by mary amsterdam

1 Jul 17
Reply by cheebs

Melting Machine & Warm Milk

Hi, I'm trying to create an awesome drinking chocolate. I have a chocolate melting machine and I was wondering if adding warm milk in the…

Started by Mark Aquilina

1 Jul 16
Reply by Gap

Fresh cacao pods hooray, but what to do?

hi allI'm very glad with the freshly harvested cacao pods a friend of me brought straight from Sao Tome as a souvenir gift! Just 5 to play…

Started by Evert-Jan De Kort (Choqoa.com)

17 Jul 12
Reply by Adeir Boida de Andrade

Tempered Chocolate After drying question

I made some candy today with a fondant center and tempered milk chocolate.  Well I have a few questions about tempering chocolate and dryin…

Started by Bryan

3 Jul 11
Reply by Larry

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