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Kitchen Aid Panning Attachment

I've looked a lot into panning, and found it to be really too much of a burden for us.  Yet I continue to be asked for panned items.  I've…

Started by Andy Ciordia in Geek Gear - Cool Tools

13 Jun 16
Reply by Jim Greenberg


This may be a big no no but has anyone tried using a Thermoblend to melt/warm chocolate? Deborah

Started by Deborah in Tech Help

5 Jun 14
Reply by Deborah

Bar packaging

I currently wrap my bars in paper backed gold foil, and then wrap them in a paper wrapper. The final product looks and feels wonderful, but…

Started by Mack Ransom in Uncategorized

0 Jun 14

Melange time/ Mold Questions

Hello dear chocolatiers!So our venture with chocolate is well underway and we are now in the process of dialling in our recipes for our fin…

Started by Evan Langendorf in Tasting Notes

1 Jun 14
Reply by Clement Olando Bobb

More bugs in wild beans?

I just acquired a order of wild beans from Bolivia and was wondering, as I have never used wild beans before, if they tend to have more bug…

Started by Ash Maki in Chocolate Education

5 Jun 11
Reply by Sebastian

Machine help needed - grinding blocks of chocolate

Can anyone recommend a machine that can grind blocks of chocolate up with out melting it. In the photo below is a block of untempered choco…

Started by Need beans in Tech Help

2 Jun 11
Reply by Jonathan Edelson

Chocolate Batch #

Hi Everyone,  Anyone care to share their process regarding batch no's displayed on packaging ? A lot of retailers require. Thanks in adva…

Started by Louwegi in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

1 Jun 10
Reply by Sebastian

What causes these swirls?

Hello, My hubby and I have been making dairy, gluten and soy free 'milk" chocolate.  We've just started trying out a melanger and can't fi…

Started by Sandy Phillips in Tech Help

4 Jun 9
Reply by Sandy Phillips

Medical Marijuana / Chocolate please share your experiences

As the debate heats up regarding the recreational use of marijuana, it is legal in 23 states for it use for medical reasons.  Can any share…

Started by Paul DeFruscio in Opinion

7 Jun 8
Reply by Greg Gould

Bakon 123 vs Mol d'Art melter

I'm looking at buying my first melter, simply to melt and not temper, likely the Bakon 123 Mini or Mol d'Art 6kg, and I'm curious if anyone…

Started by Stephen Cobb in Opinion

2 Jun 8
Reply by Stephen Cobb


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