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Looking to purchase 65lb grinder/melanger

I am looking to purchase a 65lb chocolate grinder/melanger.  I would love to hear suggestions. I currently have 3 small grinders.  2 Santha…

Started by Jennifer Davis in Opinion

0 Nov 5

FOR SALE: Northern California Chocolate Business with Nationwide Retail Program

Hello Chocolate Life Members! I am a chocolate maker in California and have been in business for three years. I am beginning to put togethe…

Started by Amber Fawson in News

1 Nov 5
Reply by John Perl

Hand temper Dark chocolate couverture by Callebaut 54.5% cocoa

I am using Callebaut Dark Chocolate for tempering by hand.It's my first attempt ,as mentioned on the package I heated and cooled and then r…

Started by Arti Jain in Tech Help

2 Nov 5
Reply by Ruth Atkinson Kendrick

Chocovision enrober

Any feedback on the Chocovision enrobing attachment? I'm very small, low budget but need to step up production. Thanks!

Started by Linda Schiaffino in Geek Gear - Cool Tools

0 Nov 3

Topping chocolate after it dries?

How would I stick stuff to tempered chocolate after it dries? Would steaming it like modeling chocolate work? Any ideas? I don't want to ru…

Started by Bryan in Tech Help

2 Nov 2
Reply by Clay Gordon

Finished tempering question

I have a minrev tempering machine and I was using it during the summer months. It seemed that my chocolate would still come out soft and wo…

Started by Bryan in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

4 Nov 2
Reply by Bryan

Wrapping Candy?

I make chocolate covered caramel and I want to give them as gifts. I bought a stack of wrappers for but is there a better way to wrap them…

Started by Bryan in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

2 Nov 1
Reply by Bryan

Streaked bars

I'm so frustrated! The last four batches of chocolate I've made have been streaked, the temper is good but the face of the bars are streake…

Started by Katie Partington in Tech Help

10 Nov 1
Reply by Russ Apotheker

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

13 Nov 1
Reply by Sebastian

Experience with FireMixer

I am wondering what experience people have with the Savage Bros FireMixer in making caramels.  Would so love to hear opinions on this machi…

Started by Melanie in Opinion

1 Oct 31
Reply by Tony Walter

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