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Alek Dabo
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No need to temper chocolate? from Santa Barbara

Started this discussion. Last reply by cheebs Feb 15. 8 Replies

Hello,Santa Barbara Chocolate sells Brazilian and other origin chocolates and claims it does not need to be tempered. What process or ingredient can acheive that?What are the draw back?Although I…Continue

Tags: chococlate, couverture, cooking, barbara, santa

 

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Alek Dabo replied to Donny Gagliardi's discussion DIY Winnower
"Great idea. I'll let you know with photos when I get it going. I'm not sure how easy it'll be to get a ball valve in Santo Domingo. Maybe Amazon."
Thursday
Alek Dabo replied to Donny Gagliardi's discussion DIY Winnower
"That's great, because I ordered the Dust Deputy from oneida after winnowing to protect my shopvac.  You're saying I should instead hook it air-tight to the husk exit, right?"
Thursday
Alek Dabo replied to Donny Gagliardi's discussion DIY Winnower
"I will put a video this W.E. The good thing about this set-up is that you immediately see what falls in the husks and can adjust the air intake. So, provided you manage a fairly consistent intake of beans from the juicer or manually,  the…"
Thursday
Alek Dabo liked Ben Rasmussen's discussion Vibrating Table
Wednesday
Alek Dabo added a discussion to the group DIY
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How long and how best store cacao nibs?

Hi,I have a limited amount of space and need to do various batches of cracking/winnowing to fill my 40 Lbs melangeur. My day job sometimes brings me out of town for a few days and there may be some time before I use the nibs. How long and how best store ready to melange cacao nibs?Thank you all.See More
Wednesday
Alek Dabo replied to Donny Gagliardi's discussion DIY Winnower
"By strictly following the measurement and plan from the realseeds.co.uk you'll get a perfect wooden winnower on the cheap. The wood material is attractive and the plexiglass front provides a show as well allowing to check what really happens."
Wednesday
Alek Dabo joined Clay Gordon's group
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DIY

The purpose of this group is to provide a place for ChocolateLife members to share their efforts in creating machines and gadgets - from winnowers to melters and more.See More
Dec 7
Alek Dabo replied to Isaac Ekblad's discussion Systematic analysis of cacao for sensomics profile in the group The Science of Chocolate
"Thank you for the interesting Article. Some choco makers I've met say they now roast at lower temperature - around 100 C for a longer period rather than between 120 and 150 C for 15 to 20 min as before. BTW, your temperature seems very high to…"
Dec 4
Alek Dabo replied to Isaac Ekblad's discussion Systematic analysis of cacao for sensomics profile in the group The Science of Chocolate
"Hi Isaac, I have noticed changing sub-aromas or flavors but not as dramatic a you describe. However, I am looking for a way to somehow predict the aromas or better expressed, a way to assess aroma potential without the time consuming trail and error…"
Dec 4
Alek Dabo liked Isaac Ekblad's discussion Systematic analysis of cacao for sensomics profile
Dec 4
John Duxbury and Alek Dabo are now friends
Nov 25
Alek Dabo replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Thank you. I have sent you a friend request so that I can send you my address in a personal message and you can send me your bank details or Paypal or details for me to send the money. Alternatively, you can write ma at…"
Nov 25
Alek Dabo replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"I understand the issue now. I'll take it provided you include the shipping. Is this OK with you? Thanks. Alek"
Nov 24
Alek Dabo replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi John, Sorry, I was traveling. Back home now. I've just checked on USPS Click & Ship and the shipping will be $ 67. The frame that is fully wired, is it the narrow one (2cm approx.) ? Can you explain "The quick-change pin is missing…"
Nov 24
Alek Dabo replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"It means Diplomatic Post Office  It is a Us address with a us zip and a US s postal tariff, but it needs to be well wrapped because it in fact goes abroad.  That's all.  We have a us account and will pay via transfer on…"
Nov 20
Alek Dabo replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi John I am interested. How much would the shipping weight be?  It would be sent to a dpo address.  Thank you.  Alek "
Nov 20

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Grinding beans from a plantation in Madagascar to make my first chocolate (not a great success, though..)
My favorite chocolate is:
Amano Dos Rios
Business Web Page (URL)
www.cacaoauthority.com

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