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20kg DIY Chocolate Melter for about $200?

Melting chocolate is a challenge that many chocolate makers face and having a supply of melted chocolate on hand - at a known and precise t…

Started by Clay Gordon

20 Mar 10
Reply by Lee

make chocolate with 100% chocolate liquor disks?

I have 100% chocolate liquor disks and cocoa butter disks... could I combine them in my tempering machine to make a lower percentage chocol…

Started by Kaydee Kreitlow

2 Jan 27
Reply by Kaydee Kreitlow

DIY Caramel Cutter and Guitar - Links to Forum Discussion

Here is a link to instructions (and a parts list) for DIYing a disc/roller cutter for caramels, ganaches, and more. Here is a link to a dis…

Started by Clay Gordon

0 Jan 19

Tempering Machine Modifications

What mods have you done to your tempering machines? If there is something that had made life better please share it. :) We use a Little Dip…

Started by Larry

2 Dec 5, 2013
Reply by Larry

ACME table top melter NITRO high volume modification!!

does anyone use the ACME unit? heres a GREAT MODIFICATION (ill make a you tube video one day to show) remove the light bulbs ( do not use…

Started by Grant

3 Dec 2, 2013
Reply by Grant

Modifying a commercial rotisserie oven for roasting

Here's a discussion over in the Startup Central group about using commercial rotisserie ovens - like the kind you might see in a grocery st…

Started by Clay Gordon

0 Oct 17, 2013

Temperature control in wet grinder during conching

ChocolateLife member Gap posted a discussion in the main forum about using a sous vide controller to control an external heat source to rai…

Started by Clay Gordon

0 Sep 30, 2013

DIY Bean Cracker

One of the things that has stymied me for a long time was how to make a fairly low cost bean cracker that would be adjustable. One of the m…

Started by Clay Gordon

0 Sep 29, 2013

Vortex winnower based on Oneida Dust Deputy/ies

There is a fabulous discussion in the main forum, started by ChocolateLife member Need Beans, about using one or more Oneida Dust Deputies …

Started by Clay Gordon

0 Sep 28, 2013


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