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Hi, I'm new here and have a question. Does anyone know how much cocoa liqueor is gained after roasting, winnowing and grinding 1kg of dried cocoa beans?

Thank you,
David Flemming.....

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This all depends on how moist your beans were, and how well you winnow.

The number could range anywhere from 15-30 % loss.
So if the beans were moist, I would get more liquor right? and....if I winnow poorly, I would end up blowing away cocoa nibs with the shell and get less liquor right?
If the beans were moist, roasting would remove the moisture, hence making them lighter by weight. You are correct about the winnowing.
Thanks a mil Brad!


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