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Brandied Cherries for Cordials

Hello everyone! I'm working on a specialty cordial recipe and have a couple questions. Has anyone used from scratch brandied cherries in th…

Started by Danielle Stein in Recipes

0 Aug 19

Conching temperature control in wet grinder

Hi All, just thought I would share a recent idea I had for conching in my wet grinder. Conching is often done at temperatures higher than t…

Started by Gap in Micro-Batch "Homebrew" Chocolate

13 Aug 15
Reply by Mark Allan

which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??

I am starting out making chocolate from the 'bean to the bar', but it has become clear that I need to invest in a grinder/melanger to get t…

Started by James Hull in Tech Help

20 Aug 15
Reply by Victor Kudryavtsev

High Grade Sundried Raw Cocoa Beans for sale.

Specifications 1.Type:Cocoa Bean 2.Processing Type:Sun Dried 3.Maturity:Mature 4.Beans count:91 to 99 beans/kg 5.Place of Origin:Cameroon.…

Started by Jonathan Harrison in Make Mine Raw ...

0 Aug 14

Grada A Raw Cocoa Beans for sale.

Grada A Raw Cocoa Beans for sale.We have a supply ability of 1000mt per year and we have good references.

Started by Jonathan Harrison in Self Promotion

4 Aug 14
Reply by Jonathan Harrison

beans from the ivory coast

Looking for some organic cocoa beans from the ivory coast of anyone has any or knows where to get some I would be great full

Started by Milford Dennison in Where to Buy

2 Aug 13
Reply by Jonathan Harrison

Pre Grinders and particle size

Hi All, I'm considering adding a pre-grinder to my set up (probably a nut butter type), but I'm wondering if any one out there already usin…

Started by Mike in Tech Help

13 Aug 13
Reply by Andy Koller

Roasting Issue?

I bought some quality beans from a local farmer, in Honduras. These same beans are used to make a 70% dark chocolate in the USA, which sell…

Started by Mark Allan in Tasting Notes

0 Aug 11

Reached our Kickstarter Goal!

Howdy, chocophiles! Meadowlands Chocolate's Kickstarter Project has exceeded its goal and we have six days to go! We'll be able to buy our…

Started by Beryl Wells Hamilton in Uncategorized

0 Aug 10

Box sizes for fermenting cocoa beans

OK, I am a newby  FNG you might say.  I am almost done fermenting my first approximately 15 kilos of beans.  They did not reach the 45 degr…

Started by Jim Cameron in Tasting Notes

13 Aug 9
Reply by Sebastian


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