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Wine Cooler/Cabinet for Chocolate Truffles/Pralines Storage

Hello everybody,   First of all, I would like to thank Clay for this wonderful website. It is a great source of invaluable information for…

Started by chocochoco

23 Dec 24, 2013
Reply by Clay Gordon

Ganache Separation Difficulties

I have been experiencing separation of ganache and have sought in vain for answers.  When I make ganache by pouring hot cream over chocolat…

Started by Jim Dutton

7 Dec 19, 2013
Reply by Tom

Using three different colours in one mould: white is sticking.

Hello all, I hope I'm not asking something which has been asked before (I did a search), but hopefully someone can help a beginner out. It…

Started by Bart

2 Dec 17, 2013
Reply by Bart

rev delta overnight mode

does anyone who uses the rev delta 3210 ever use the overnight mode. l read once about it causing motor burnout, and ever since i have been…

Started by mary amsterdam

3 Dec 14, 2013
Reply by mary amsterdam

hand-dipping truffles

I recently started hand-dipping my truffles instead of shell molding so i am still working out my techniques.  I read somewhere that it's g…

Started by mary amsterdam

7 Dec 4, 2013
Reply by Kristofer Kalas

Balsamic, Olive oil inclusion to chocolate bars

Any thoughts on how to add balsamic vinegar to chocolate without it lumping up? I have been using a 25 year old high end balsamic with grea…

Started by Mattias Blom

7 Dec 2, 2013
Reply by Larry

Tempering & surface texture issue, swirls, circles & matte finish.

Hi everyone, I have been having more problems the past year with the finish of my chocolate truffles than I had previously. I have a rev 3…

Started by Jennifer Davis

6 Nov 22, 2013
Reply by Anjali Gupta

Crevices in panned product

I am going NUTS with a problem that I am hoping someone can assist with please. I pan chocolate products and in some uneven products like s…

Started by Colin Green

4 Nov 18, 2013
Reply by Colin Green

How does a tempering machine work (Pomati)?

Hi, I have a Pomati T5 tempering machine, but I can't seem to get the tempering right. I'm used to temper in three steps, heat/cool/heat, b…

Started by Annika von Schlieben

7 Nov 18, 2013
Reply by Esteban Iriart

Alcohol Concentrates

Does anyone have experience using alcohol concentrates like the ones at Chef Rubber? ga…

Started by Greg Gould

4 Nov 14, 2013
Reply by Hank Friedman


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