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temper environments 30 C?

I have a problem, as I do to temper if nomal temperature 30 degrees all year in my country and where I'll temeprar marble chocolate is at 2…

Started by mariano garcia

4 1 hour ago
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Help with my (new to me) JKV 30 & Enobing Belt

Hi and thanks for taking a few minutes to lend a hand. I bought a pair of JKV 30s and the 180mm enrobing belt this. They are 1987 models, s…

Started by Larry

1 12 hours ago
Reply by Larry

Profit Margins/Mark-up for Retail, Wholesale, Distribution? Payroll?

Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone has come across industry standards in chocolate for profit margins for retail, wholesale and distribution…

Started by Jody Dotson

2 on Thursday
Reply by Shalini Latour

Chocolate Grating

Sorry, I posted this question on another thread. Here goes again... Does anyone have an automated way to shave chocolate into fine particle…

Started by Dale Anderson

6 Nov 6
Reply by Liz

wholesale cacao beans/nibs

I am currently making single origin bean to bar chocolate and am always on the lookout for places to order the beans/nibs from. Any links o…

Started by Lisa R

35 Nov 6
Reply by Liz

Has anyone tried adapting a commercial rotisserie for roasting beans?

Firstly, I'm a newbie here and so pleased to have found this great community.  In the process of shopping for a decent used convection oven…

Started by Jack Meyer

7 Oct 17
Reply by Jack Meyer

Rotisserie Oven for Roasting

Hello. I have been exploring roasting methods.  The general consensus seems to be that a rotating drum roaster produces the most uniform re…

Started by Paul Picton

16 Oct 17
Reply by Delcour Thomas

Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars?

I just roasted some quality beans and would like to try making milk chocolate bars. Before I get too far into the process I thought I shoul…

Started by Jack Meyer

6 Oct 14
Reply by Jack Meyer

Sourcing Cacao Beans - Small Scale

Hello all! I am in the process of creating a small scale chocolate company. I am very interested in fair trade/direct trade (more so direct…

Started by Eric Conceicao

5 Oct 13
Reply by Eric Conceicao

Do you patent new ideas with regards processes or new candy?

Hi All, Great to be part of this forum. I am wondering about the legality issues with candies. If a person has a new idea, should they app…

Started by Joe Camerlin

5 Oct 2
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