The Chocolate Life

Discover Chocolate and Live La Vida Cocoa!

Forum Discussions (2,155)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Ivory Coast Farmer video

There is a link circulating to a video that purports to show cacao farmers in Ivory Coast eating chocolate for the first time. A sad commen…

Started by Peter Kelsey in Opinion

1 Aug 4
Reply by david klein

Salesperson

Hi, has anyone here ever hired an outside salesperson? I'm considering it on commission only. Any idea what the normal percentage is for th…

Started by Krista in Opinion

7 Aug 1
Reply by Krista

melanger necessary?

Wondering if anyone knows if a conching or melanger is necessary to mix cacao powder, butter and sugar, or does it have to be liqeur? [ sic…

Started by beth campbell in Tech Help

28 Jul 29
Reply by Danny Michlewicz

Spectra 11 wheels barely turning at the 8 hour mark...

Hi TCL friends, I recently bought my first melanger and ran a small test batch and it worked perfectly! So I put a second, 7.8 pound batch…

Started by Mack Ransom in Tech Help

2 Jul 28
Reply by Mack Ransom

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

14 Jul 28
Reply by Daniela Vasquez

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

2 Jul 28
Reply by Daniela Vasquez

Adding Cacao Butter

For the last two months, I have been making small batches of chocolate using paste made by two different women cooperatives in the Dominica…

Started by Thomas Forbes in Micro-Batch "Homebrew" Chocolate

10 Jul 23
Reply by Cat Ankerson

Washing Spectra melanger parts in dishwasher under 140F OK per Santha….

Hi, I may be re-inventing the wheel, but I wrote to Santha to ask what was the concern with washing the removable parts of the Spectra in a…

Started by Mack Ransom in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

0 Jul 23

Airbrush

Hi all, I'm trying to buy airbrush to spray cocoa butter into molds. When I looked on line I found the airbrush come with different noodles…

Started by Ismael Neggaz in Where to Buy

3 Jul 23
Reply by KREBS Chocolate sprayer

Santha Vs Cocoatown

Hi there, I'm looking to purchase either the Santha Spectra 65 or the Cocoatown ECGC 65 and wanted to see if anyone has experience using b…

Started by Sabrina M in Opinion

0 Jul 23

RSS

Member Marketplace

Promote TheChocolateLife

Bookmark and Share

Follow Clay on:
Twitter :: @DiscoverChoc
F'Book :: TheChocolateLife
F'Book Group :: LaVidaCocoa
Paper.li :: @DiscoverChoc

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Clay Gordon.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service