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FBM Prima

Looking to purchase a FBM prima.  We live in Canada and am wondering who people have bought through and pricing   

Started by Aura

1 Mar 2
Reply by michael donegan

Chocolate equipment

Hi Everyone I worked with the Cocoatown ECGC12sl for a while and i need something a bit bigger but under 10.000$ I don't mind if some sal…

Started by Harald

0 Feb 25

Low Sugar Chocolate?

We've got a diet center next to us, and we have our fair share of diabetics who want to enjoy some of our products but want a lower sugar o…

Started by Andy Ciordia

16 Feb 25
Reply by Andy Ciordia

Remelting Chocolate Question

Hi, I hope everyone is fairing well Pre-Valentine's Day and with the storm. I lost power briefly last week but am hoping for the best on T…

Started by PHLChocolate

2 Feb 11
Reply by PHLChocolate

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

7 Feb 10
Reply by Philip Hand


I've had a request for buttercream truffles, but I'm not sure exactly what that is. A lot of recipes online are just leftover buttercream f…

Started by Kaydee Kreitlow

7 Jan 30
Reply by Kaydee Kreitlow

UL-approved equipment

It seems that none of the common machines, such as melangers, are UL-approved. How are people dealing with city/count regulations, OSHA, fi…

Started by Toby Gadd

0 Jan 22


Hi all, Trying to source the following...any suggestions are appreciated: -Valrhona Drinking Chocolate in Bulk -Dairy Free/Pareve Caramel…

Started by PHLChocolate

15 Jan 18
Reply by Julie Ehrentraut

Glue/Sealant for Cocoatown Large Grinders

Hello. I have a used ICGC-C-40 wet grinder that now leaks from the stainless bowl to granite bottom seal.  Any recommendations on a sealant…

Started by Paul Picton

2 Dec 28, 2013
Reply by Paul Picton

Nut Free

I would like to add a certified nut free wrapped product to my retail product line.   I know of Vermont Nut Free, but I am sure that there…

Started by Diane A Holland

0 Dec 26, 2013


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