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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

Mixed News From Hershey: Recession is Good - Closing Plants

Today, the Hershey company announced in an article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) that their "Profits Jumped 51% Amid S…

Started by Clay Gordon in News

26 Mar 10, 2009
Reply by Shawn

San Francisco/West Coast Chocolatiers - Call to Action

The following was posted on Peter Shankman's HARO (www.helpareporterout.com) newsgroup. It could be a great opportunity to promote your bra…

Started by Andrea in News

1 Mar 7, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

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