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Andy Koller
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Andy Koller replied to Alek Dabo's discussion Bean Guillotine in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi Alek Thanks for you research. I think even if someones budget is not so small this little machete machine is a really expensive piece of equipment.I live in Switzerland but even for here 1000USD for such a tool is a lot.Pls inform us if you find…"
Oct 5
Andy Koller replied to Alek Dabo's discussion Bean Guillotine in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"...would be interested in that topic too :)"
Oct 5
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Sep 5
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Sep 5
Andy Koller replied to Andy Koller's discussion Old melangeur vs. modern wet grinder in the group Startup Central
"Hi Duffy Thanks for your answer. I thought about the same.But in the end I might need (as you mentioned too) another machine to make sure about the particle size. So I will have to buy one more machine and I will have one more working step. I mean I…"
Sep 3
Duffy Sheardown replied to Andy Koller's discussion Old melangeur vs. modern wet grinder in the group Startup Central
"Hi Andy,  I can't see why there would be any difference between well-set-up machines of similar types, eg old granite conch Vs new granite conch. Providing that the stones and beds were comparably worn and so on. Having said that another…"
Sep 2
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Sep 2
Andy Koller added a discussion to the group Startup Central
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Old melangeur vs. modern wet grinder

Hello Chocolate-FriendsI'm planning to start up a small chocolate factory.Therefore I sent some longer times in researching and figuring out which equipment (machines) do best fit my needs.While researching I found out that there are actually some old melangeur available (I always thought there are so few left that they are very rare).So my question is, how does the result of work from the old melangeur differ to the result of a new wet grinder (ex. Cocoatown)?I can imagine that the old…See More
Sep 2
Andy Koller replied to Mike's discussion Pre Grinders and particle size
"Hi Brad, have read the discussion here about wheter pre-grinding is necessary or not. And I can see the viewpoints of the persons answered to this. To me, I would personally skip pregrinding without hesitation BUT there is one point why I'm not…"
Aug 13
Andy Koller added a discussion to the group Startup Central
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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 answered to this. To me, I would personally skip pregrinding without hesitation BUT there is one point why I'm not sure to skip it. At the moment I use the champion juicer to pregrind. What a like most is that the champion does "pick out" the few left over shells, which didn't go of at winnowing. This is the only reason why I'm considering pregrinding. I really…See More
Aug 6
cheebs and Andy Koller are now friends
Jul 27
Andy Koller replied to Dave Huston's discussion Scaling Up Refining Times Based on Weight? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hi Dave, thanks for your input. That might help me once I will start with infused and flavored chocolate.To me it pretty sounds like it makes sense. Thanks & Best, Andy"
Jul 23
Andy Koller replied to Dave Huston's discussion Scaling Up Refining Times Based on Weight? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hi Dave, i forgot to ask you one thing: When do you add your flavors into the chocolate? I mean at what stage?Also do you add it in form of very fine grained substance or in which form are the flavours added? That would interest me, as I only have…"
Jul 23
Andy Koller 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
Jul 19
Andy Koller replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Winnowers in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hi cheebs, okay this comment is quite a few times ago. Still, I tried to conctact packint by the mail adresse given at their website. But the mail is not working. Can you send me a personal mail adress from Lorenzo? That would be nice. Best, Andy "
Jul 19
Andy Koller replied to Dave Huston's discussion Scaling Up Refining Times Based on Weight? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hi Dave,I also do mostly dark chocolate with around 70% of cocoa mass, only sugar added.I started to experiment a bit with vanilla and will start to experiment with cocoa butter (without flavour, just for the smoothness of the chocolate). I…"
Jul 8

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
First time I realized what chocolate making is all about. Craftmanship is simply wonderful.
My favorite chocolate is:
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