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DIY Melangeur

Does anyone have any experience with building a melangeur?

Started by Josh Nise in Tasting Notes

0 Sep 8

Using coconut oil in truffles help

I am attempting to create a shelf stable truffle by using coconut oil instead of heavy cream but am finding the resulting ganache is grainy…

Started by Dirke Botsford in Tech Help

4 Sep 8
Reply by Dirke Botsford

Hand dipping candy problems

I am have trouble with my candy when I dip it. I dip the candy with a fork or whatever then I put the candy on parchment paper or a silpal…

Started by Bryan in Tasting Notes

7 Sep 8
Reply by Bryan


I've noticed my chocolate maker doesn't liquer his nibs anymore. We don't add extra cocoa butter or chemicals to our process. I've noticed…

Started by Sarah in Opinion

3 Sep 8
Reply by Ben Rasmussen

Every time I use my molds for chocolate bars, they bloom.

Every time I use my molds for chocolate bars, they bloom.  However, If I dont use the molds and pour the chocolate on parchment paper, the…

Started by Jessica Osterday in Tasting Notes

16 Sep 8
Reply by Sebastian

Sugar Free

I have been researching and testing various recipes for sugar free chocolates.  A friend recently stumbled upon a sugar free version during…

Started by Allie R. in Opinion

12 Sep 7
Reply by Sebastian

transfer sheet printing system

Hi i am in India and i want to setup a transfer sheets printing setup.Anybody kind enough to help me with what type of printer ? what type…

Started by Nadia in Tech Help

9 Sep 5
Reply by Rama Chadha

Savage Bros. Melter vs. Tempering Machine

We are looking at buying some new equipment, but would like to see if we can gather some feedback on a couple of pieces.  Does anyone here…

Started by Nicole in Tasting Notes

0 Sep 5

Heavy Metals

I am wondering with all the new small bean to bar chocolate makers if any are getting heavy metal testing done. This I am curious about bec…

Started by Tom in Chocolate Education

11 Sep 4
Reply by Sebastian

Where to buy chocolate in Europa

It is very expencive to buy chocolate in Denmark. Idears are welcome :-) Bjarne - living in the suburbn of Copenhagen.

Started by Bjarne Bremholm in Tasting Notes

3 Sep 4
Reply by Mark Aquilina


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