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help with El Rey tempering!!

I am new here and I need help. I have been using El Rey for 3 years with limited success. I am using 61% in a chocovision X3210. I rarely g…

Started by thomas in Tech Help

9 Mar 31, 2009
Reply by thomas

SF Chocolate Salon Tasting Panel Winners: Amano Cleans Up

The winners of the tasting panel awards from the recent 2009 "International" SF Chocolate Salon have been posted. Art Pollard's Amano Arti…

Started by Clay Gordon in News

3 Mar 28, 2009
Reply by cybele

Ghana Roasting?

Hi All, I just got a shipment of Ghana beans from John Nanci and will start roasting them in a couple of days. My first attempt with this o…

Started by Frank Schmidt in Micro-Batch "Homebrew" Chocolate

3 Mar 27, 2009
Reply by Frank Schmidt

Madame Cocoa's Adventures in Paris - Top Paris Chocolate Spots

Madame Cocoa posted a lovely album of photos taken in Paris in September 2008. There are some very lovely photos that remind me of my last…

Started by Clay Gordon in Travels & Adventures

1 Mar 26, 2009
Reply by cheebs

Cleaning polycarbonate molds.

G'day... Does anyone have a great method for cleaning there polycarbonate molds. Everyone I read tells me opposing ideas and I only just g…

Started by Michelle-Jo Garfield in Tech Help

16 Mar 24, 2009
Reply by Michelle-Jo Garfield

Lindt to close most US Stores

From an article in the Financial Times Lindt & Sprüngli, the Swiss maker of chocolate truffle balls and Easter bunnies wrapped in gold…

Started by Clay Gordon in News

4 Mar 23, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

Tempering with Beta 6 crystals

Has anybody used Beta 6 crystals for tempering? I just wanted to know how the results compare to other tempering methods (machine, seeding,…

Started by Irma Wiese in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

9 Mar 22, 2009
Reply by Kerry

Raw chocolate-- what is it really?

So, I have noticed a recent upsurge in "raw" chocolate products. A couple I have tried have been tasty. But I don't understand what makes r…

Started by Sarah Hart in Make Mine Raw ...

64 Mar 18, 2009
Reply by Sacred Steve

4 hours to complete two molds?

I hope I am not yelled yet (again). I know a lot of you guys have experience with chocolate, but I am a complete newbie and I am still tryi…

Started by Andre Costa in Micro-Batch "Homebrew" Chocolate

10 Mar 13, 2009
Reply by John DePaula

How is cocoa butter produced?

There's quite a few sites on the net advertising cold-pressed cocoa butters. On another post somewhere (which I cannot seem to find), someo…

Started by Lemm Huang in Tasting Notes

5 Mar 12, 2009
Reply by Langdon Stevenson

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