"Regarding the Premier Grinder, are you referring to the 1.5 or 2 liter (tilting) model? I just did a 5 lb. test batch on the 2 liter model and it worked like a champ. It certainly could handle more and I'll find out how much in the next few…"
"As you discovered it is difficult to find a clean organic sugar. The refining process that completely removes all traces of molasses requires the use of chemicals so the final product can no longer be considered organic, even if the manufacturer…"
"This would be a lot of manual labor but what about a coffee bean shaped mold where actual coffee beans serve as a "filling"?
Of course the mold's cavities would need to be large enough for the bean and space for a decent coating."
"How did you temper them? Each most likely has its own tempering profile: "...milk fat delays the onset of crystallisation, lowers the melting point of cocoa butter and that chocolate containing milk fat requires lower temperatures and longer…"
"I went with sole proprietor and liability insurance to get things started. It's as simple (and affordable) as it can get. LLC is best if you're in a partnership and/or need to share ownership. The extra protection is helpful but as I was…"
This is the group where ChocolateLife members can A) Advertise USED equipment for sale to other ChocolateLife members.B) Let other ChocolateLife members know that they are looking for equipment (new or used).See More
Are you looking to start a chocolate business? Want to talk to others who've been there or done that - or have you been there and done it and want to share with others? This is the place to discuss it.
"I also think consumers would be annoyed with the reverse -- getting hit with a credit card usage fee during checkout. I think it's pretty well understood that by and large we're a plastic-using society (for better or worse), there is a…"
Actually, yes. I have many of the Cabrellon 1750 molds left. We started using them again last year so we kept the inventory we had, but we have now completely switched over to a smaller 1.8oz bar. So they are available for sale if you are interested.