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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

Panning

I would like to learn if there is a standard recipe for panning. If any of you chocolatier would give me any instruction how panning works?

Started by Meira Neggaz

6 Jul 2
Reply by cheebs

Convection Oven and/or Coffee Roaster modifications/techniques

I am looking to be able to roast 35 to 50kg and, depending a bit on machinery I find, will decide between convection or drum roaster route.…

Started by SteveB

5 Jul 1
Reply by Jack Meyer

Help - streaks in my chocolate

Hi there, I've recently started making chocolate from bean and I'm struggling to get the tempering right. I am getting steaks in my chocol…

Started by Sabrina M

1 Jul 1
Reply by Ben Rasmussen

Chocolate Batch #

Hi Everyone,  Anyone care to share their process regarding batch no's displayed on packaging ? A lot of retailers require. Thanks in adva…

Started by Louwegi

1 Jun 10
Reply by Sebastian

Molding Chocolate

I've already posted this question on the Homebrew Group, but without a response so far. I'm posting it here in hopes that I will get some f…

Started by Lemm Huang

16 Jun 6
Reply by Melanie

Bulk Shipping Truffles, Egg Crate/Container, Where?

A few years ago I ran across a bulk truffle shipping method/container that reminded me of egg crates but I cannot find my link or reference…

Started by Andy Ciordia

0 Jun 2

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