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Identifying mouldy beans

Hi, I was wondering if someone could give me some guides for identifying mouldy beans.   I'm new to chocolate making and recently roasted…

Started by Gap

3 Jan 28, 2013
Reply by Gap

Glistening beans during roasting

Hi, I'm fairly new to chocolate making. I was making my 11th batch yesterday and, for the first time, used Ghana (washed) beans. During th…

Started by Gap

3 Dec 14, 2012
Reply by Gap

Freeze Drying Your Own Milk

Just wondering if anyone had bothered to freeze dry their own milk for use in chocolate making? Also I have heard of spray drying and rolle…

Started by Tom

11 Oct 22, 2012
Reply by Tom

Basic milk chocolate recipes

I'm sure this is ground that's been plowed already and I just can't find it, but I am looking for some very basic recipes for milk chocolat…

Started by Daniel Mollsen

0 Oct 28, 2011

chocolate exports

I run a little Company dealing in supplies of Diary products to quite a good number of supermarkets. I would like to have a distributorship…

Started by Michelle N.

1 Aug 23, 2011
Reply by Eric Durtschi

Did I miss something?

I just recieved my bean roaster and am in the process of getting my other equipment to begin my little chocolate journey...I figured the on…

Started by Jospeh Grice

3 Nov 13, 2010
Reply by Anthony Lange

pure CRIOLLO CACAO tempering q's

I AM tempering hawaiian CRIOLLO cacao that i winnowed / ground / melanged and ultimately tried tempering ...   the original cacao liquor wa…

Started by deedee devi

13 Jun 9, 2010
Reply by deedee devi

weight translation from NIB to CACAO LIQUOR

ALOHA cacao LOVERS!    does anyONE KNOW the weight translation from NIB to CACAO LIQUOR ... meaning when (1) lb of cacao nibs are turned in…

Started by deedee devi

6 May 19, 2010
Reply by Mike

where to start

i would enjoy tring to make my own chocolate from bean to bar, but where do i start , where can i find more information about this , and wh…

Started by eli greenberg

1 Mar 8, 2010
Reply by Daren Hayes

frozen cacao beans

Has anyone made chocolate from raw, frozen cacao beans. My situation is that I never have enough cacao pods on my 10 trees to make a decent…

Started by Robert Osgood

5 Jan 3, 2010
Reply by Robert Osgood


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