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How does a tempering machine work (Pomati)?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Esteban Iriart Nov 18, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi, I have a Pomati T5 tempering machine, but I can't seem to get the tempering right. I'm used to temper in three steps, heat/cool/heat, but with this machine I can only set one heating temperature…Continue

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Chocolate boxes in Europe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annika von Schlieben Oct 12, 2010. 8 Replies

I'm about to start a small chocolate business in Sweden and I've been looking for some nice chocolate/truffle boxes for severel month now without luck.The thing is that I can't seem to find any…Continue

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Esteban Iriart replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion How does a tempering machine work (Pomati)?
"Hi, I also have problems with a batch tempering machine. I set the melting temperature to 45 C / 113 F and also set the other thermometer, to cool the chocolate, to 31 C / 87,8 F. However, my chocolate has full of white streaks!! I'm getting…"
Nov 18, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion How does a tempering machine work (Pomati)?
"Annika - Most smaller continuous tempering machines are two-zone, some are three. In a two-zone machine you set the temperature of the working bowl and then the temperature of the cooling pipe. The temperature of the working bowl is set high enough…"
Nov 3, 2013
Annika von Schlieben replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion How does a tempering machine work (Pomati)?
"Thank you! I started with only two temperatures but since I wasn't satisfied with the result (after trying several different combinations of temperatures) I thought that mayby I had to make it in three steps like when tempering by hand. Now I…"
Oct 29, 2013
It's Chocolate replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion How does a tempering machine work (Pomati)?
"When you add your chocolate to the bowl, set the bowl temperature and the screw temperature to 45c. After the chocolate melts turn on the agitator and leave until the chocolate reaches the set temperature. Once 45c is reached, leave…"
Oct 29, 2013
Annika von Schlieben replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion How does a tempering machine work (Pomati)?
"Thank you both! So you are saying that I do not need to change the cooling temperature during the tempering process? Just let it go up to the max temperature (45 or above) and then push the button for entering the cooling phase and when it reaches…"
Oct 28, 2013
It's Chocolate replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion How does a tempering machine work (Pomati)?
"The machine tempers using a two stage process and works quite nicely when you figure out the proper temperature settings for the bowl and the spout. The working bowl should be set at 45c or there abouts depending on the chocolate you are using. The…"
Oct 28, 2013
cheebs replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion How does a tempering machine work (Pomati)?
"The T5 is a continuous machine, in that it takes care of the heating/cooling/heating inside a set of coils.  IIRC you only need to set the high and working temperatures."
Oct 23, 2013
Annika von Schlieben posted a discussion

How does a tempering machine work (Pomati)?

Hi, I have a Pomati T5 tempering machine, but I can't seem to get the tempering right. I'm used to temper in three steps, heat/cool/heat, but with this machine I can only set one heating temperature and one cooling temperature. How can this work? Or does some magic happends behind the scenes so the chocolate tempers even though it seems like the machine only uses two steps, heat/cool? The chocolate manufacturer told me to use the following temperatures for tempering their chocolate: 50 C / 26…See More
Oct 23, 2013
Annika von Schlieben replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion Chocolate boxes in Europe?
"Thank you very much for that! I think I've found what I need at meridiansp.co.uk and the samples are on their way :-) I must say that they seem very professional and respond quickly on email. I'm a very happy person right now, hopefully I…"
Oct 12, 2010
Jules james replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion Chocolate boxes in Europe?
"Anika I have had the same challenge being new into this business, alas I  find Keylink in the UK , looks after new business very well, a good product range and definateky cheaper than some if the other posts. I hope this helps  Jules Black…"
Oct 12, 2010
Ivica replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion Chocolate boxes in Europe?
Oct 8, 2010
Annika von Schlieben replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion Chocolate boxes in Europe?
"I'm pretty sure this will not be a problem. I'm still working full time with my ordinary job so this business is just in small scale on my spare time. In other words I will not have time to make so many truffles that I will run out of…"
Oct 8, 2010
Clay Gordon replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion Chocolate boxes in Europe?
"Annika: Going into the holiday season, ordering only 500 boxes may be a mistake. It may seem like a lot now, but if you are successful and it takes weeks to get the boxes once your order them ... what do you do? While 500 may seem like a huge…"
Oct 7, 2010
Kerry replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion Chocolate boxes in Europe?
"Must be a new thing - I have purchased smaller quantities from the in the remote past. Darn!"
Oct 7, 2010
Annika von Schlieben replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion Chocolate boxes in Europe?
"Yea, I have been in contact with them and they have a lot of nice boxes. Unfortunately the minimum order is about 1000 pcs which is a bit much for me :-("
Oct 7, 2010
Kerry replied to Annika von Schlieben's discussion Chocolate boxes in Europe?
"Try www.kroese-exclusief.com - love their stuff. Wish it was easier to get to North America."
Oct 7, 2010

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When I made my very first own chocolates.
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