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newby maybe stupid question

So, I made my first couple batches of Chocolate a week ago and even with all my mistakes, it was GREAT.  Maybe like a hot dog when you are…

Started by Jim Cameron in Tasting Notes

14 Jul 20
Reply by cheebs

Recipes

wanted to know if anyone wants to share a recipe of chocolate, as percentage of cocoa butter is placed in the manufacture of chocolate

Started by mariano garcia in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

0 Jul 20

Can powdered sugar be used in making chocolate bars

There seems to be lots of discussion about pulverizing the sugar before adding it to the chocolate liqueur.  Is there some reason powdered…

Started by Jim Cameron in Tasting Notes

3 Jul 20
Reply by Jim Cameron

Wrapping Solutions

We have access to some very fine cacao now, some that a certain US artisan company is able to sell for $45/lb., after they convert it to ba…

Started by Mark Allan in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

2 Jul 20
Reply by Mark Allan

Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change

It's time for my first belt change on my Cocoatown Melanger. Inno Concepts tells me that I shouldn't attempt this myself, and that the moto…

Started by Katherine Botelho in Tech Help

16 Jul 18
Reply by Laurie Rice

Using cacao butter as seed AND What temperature to add seed

Hi Forum Friends, I have two tempering questions: 1) Is cacao butter just as effective as chocolate for seed? I have used both and I can't…

Started by Mack Ransom in Tech Help

3 Jul 18
Reply by Jonathan Edelson

Herbal Chocolate Challenges

Hello again chocolate lifers! So just back from another round at the factory and I want to share some of our experience and get some feedb…

Started by Evan Langendorf in Tech Help

0 Jul 18

POS Systems

We are looking at new POS systems, currently running our retail shop on GoPayment (square type app). We are looking for something that will…

Started by Carley Felton in Uncategorized

0 Jul 17

warm weather shipping

i have a customer that wants chocolate shipped to texas - where it currently is 100 degrees.  obviously, overnight is essential.  but any h…

Started by mary amsterdam in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

1 Jul 17
Reply by cheebs

Is Ecole Chocolate online program for me?

I know that a few questions about Ecole Chocolate has been asked before in the forum, and I did read good reviews, however I didn't find en…

Started by Or M in Chocolate Education

2 Jul 17
Reply by Or M

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