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All Discussions Tagged 'fermentation' (5)

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Madre Chocolate's cacao boot camp on O'ahu Hawai'i Feb 25-Mar 1, 2014

Madre Chocolate's cacao boot camp is now happening on O'ahu Hawai'i Feb 25-Mar 1, 2014 during the same week as the Hawaii Chocolate Festiva…

Started by Nat

0 Feb 1

Washing Beans after Ferment

Here is another technique I see a little of in cacao processing, mainly in cacao I get from Samoa and Fiji. So what they do is wash the bea…

Started by Tom

13 Oct 17, 2012
Reply by Tom

The Malting Process as it Relates to Cacao Fermentation

I have read now in a few places that the best chocolate is made from fermented beans that were left in the pods for about 4 days after pick…

Started by Tom

10 Jun 19, 2012
Reply by Robert Graham Erdman

Fermenting Cacao Seeds: To Drain or Not to Drain?

A ChocolateLife member from Hawaii sent me the following question (lightly edited). As there are a number of cacao growers who are members,…

Started by Clay Gordon

4 Apr 13, 2012
Reply by Sebastian

Criollo fermentation

Hi all, I've seen information from a lot of sources stating that criollo only needs 2-3 days for fermentation, whereas other varieties need…

Started by Byron Prior

0 Nov 6, 2009

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