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Foil wrappers for bars -- sources for the good stuff?

Now that I have my formulations all worked out, and have begun finalizing the package design for my bars, I've come across a real scarcity…

Started by cheebs

16 Sep 18
Reply by beth campbell

NW Chocolate Festival in Seattle

Will any you be attending the NW Chocolate Festival or the Un-Conference starting the couple days before? I will be there and would love to…

Started by Piper Niemann

0 Sep 9

Old melangeur vs. modern wet grinder

Hello Chocolate-Friends I'm planning to start up a small chocolate factory.Therefore I sent some longer times in researching and figuring…

Started by Andy Koller

2 Sep 3
Reply by Andy Koller

Ball Mill For Chocolate

Did anyone ever use a ball mill to grind chocolate and has any experience with that? They seem much cheaper then a roller stone grinder eve…

Started by Harald

24 Sep 2
Reply by Mark Allan

Sourcing cacao beans

Hi all, I'm planning on starting a small bean to bar company and am hoping to source directly from a family farm. I care about the well-bei…

Started by Landen Zernickow

5 Sep 1
Reply by Landen Zernickow

Grinding & winnowing

If anyone uses a Crankenstein cocoa mill, could you share your thoughts about how well it works?  Also, what are you using to winnow?  Are…

Started by Beth Bromund

13 Aug 24
Reply by Landen Zernickow

making my own transfer sheets

Hello there! I want to make my own transfer sheets. I have acetate sheets, cocoa butter and some good quality colour powders. Do I need to…

Started by Shanta Reddy

4 Aug 19
Reply by Diane A Holland

Problem with first batch and need advice.

 I roasted 2lbs. of some nice Madagascar beans. Everything seemed went fine with the first roast, winnowing and the melanger process. I put…

Started by Jack Meyer

17 Aug 19
Reply by David Senk

Chinese Tempering machines

Dear All, Are there good Chinese tempering machines for a small/medium size chocolate shop? Thanks! Andre

Started by Andre Banks Rocha

15 Aug 12
Reply by Colin Green

Pre-Grinding just to clean the last shells?

Hi have read the discussion in the forum about wheter pre-grinding is necessary or not. And I can see the viewpoints of the persons answere…

Started by Andy Koller

0 Aug 6

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