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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

Tempered Chocolate After drying question

I made some candy today with a fondant center and tempered milk chocolate.  Well I have a few questions about tempering chocolate and dryin…

Started by Bryan in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

3 Jul 11
Reply by Larry

Conche or sugar mill?

Hi all, first I want to really thank you for all the wonderful cacao wisdom you share here. I read your blogs, and have slowly figured out…

Started by Mack Ransom in Tech Help

17 Jul 11
Reply by Daniela Vasquez

Chocolate Ganache question

I recently tried to make two different ganaches one with dark and one with white chocolate. I did a 4 to 1 ratio chocolate to cream into or…

Started by Bryan in Chocolate Education

2 Jul 10
Reply by Bryan

cacao cucina

Anyone able to offer reviews/have personal experience with their equipment (any item of it?)   While I'm not looking to get into bean-bar r…

Started by Jessica Conrad in Opinion

28 Jul 10
Reply by Mark Allan

Oaxaca

I'll be travelling to Oaxaca. Does anyone have any recommendations for places to see, food (chocolate!) to try, or things to do? Thanks!

Started by James Cary in Travels & Adventures

19 Jul 4
Reply by Basil Yokarinis

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