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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

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

Summer shipping tips & tricks?

Hi all,   It's getting to be melting season again. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for keeping summer shipping effective and affordable…

Started by Malena Lopez-Maggi

40 May 25
Reply by Daniel Herskovic

After action report on my first attempt at Caramels

I finally took a shot at caramels yesterday. For staters, I like to cook as a hobby, I like chocolate but I haven't done much by way of can…

Started by Walt Moody

20 May 24
Reply by Clay Gordon

adding liquor to caramel

Has anyone tried adding liquor to a batch of caramel?  I'm thinking of Christmas (can't believe I'm thinking about it already) and adding r…

Started by Nicole

8 May 24
Reply by Daniel Herskovic

Vendome Copper Kettles

Just over 100 years go Vendome copper and brass work's was established. They build brewing and distilling equipment. Then along came prohib…

Started by junior Horn

0 May 18


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