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Truffles Cracking!

So I've read just about every internet site that I can, and I've tried just about everything, but my truffles just keep cracking. My method…

Started by Trula R in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

1 Jul 16
Reply by Jonathan Edelson

Where can I find a Guillotine?

I'm looking for a guillotine to cut Cacao beans- Anyone have any leads? Like this one. Any leads would be appreciated. Dusty

Started by Dusty Thomas in Where to Buy

17 Jul 16
Reply by Naomi Prasad

Bloom "stripes" on dipped chocolates

Hello, I have a frustrating problem. I temper chocolate using the cold bath method (I heat to 45c, cool to 28, then heat to 31). Then I te…

Started by Or M in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

13 Jul 16
Reply by Or M

Yabisi Kakaw : Rebooting Puerto Rico's cacao heritage. | Kickstarter Campaign | FINAL DAYS!

Hello everyone,   For quite some time now,  I’ve been in love and fascinated with theobroma cacao, the plant. Whose seed was once used as c…

Started by José Crespo in New Product Press

2 Jul 15
Reply by José Crespo

Wang-less Chocolate

After a year and a half of gear up and a dozen experimental batches, I still consider myself an extreme novice at chocolate making. Althoug…

Started by Mark Allan in Tech Help

17 Jul 15
Reply by Gap

Group Review - Fortunato #4

This is the first in what I hope will be a regular series (at least quarterly) of Group Reviews, a new feature for 2014 here on TheChocolat…

Started by Clay Gordon in Tasting Notes

24 Jul 14
Reply by Vera Hofman

Any 6 inch enrobers out there????

I am desperately looking for an enrober, small, such as the Hilliard 6 inch.  Please let me know if you are looking to sell one, or if you…

Started by Melanie in Where to Buy

1 Jul 14
Reply by Chocolate Lover

Cocoatown Melanger Chocolate tastes like burnt rubber

Im using the recipe that I normally use in my new Melanger.  Im having serious issues.  Melanger chocolate tastes like burnt rubber after a…

Started by Jessica Osterday in Tech Help

3 Jul 13
Reply by Andal Balu

roll refining

Hello,  can someone tell me if it is required to pre refine nibs and sugar prior to running through a three roll refiner (e.g., one with 6…

Started by Mike in Tech Help

10 Jul 13
Reply by Mike

Fresh cacao pods hooray, but what to do?

hi allI'm very glad with the freshly harvested cacao pods a friend of me brought straight from Sao Tome as a souvenir gift! Just 5 to play…

Started by Evert-Jan De Kort (Choqoa.com) in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

17 Jul 12
Reply by Adeir Boida de Andrade

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