The Chocolate Life

Discover Chocolate and Live La Vida Cocoa!

Ash Maki
  • Male
  • Willits, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Ash Maki's Friends

  • Dawn
  • Piper Niemann
  • chris wood
  • Arif fiji
  • Victor Kudryavtsev
  • Jean-Marie Auboine
  • Elena A.
  • Bertil Åkesson
  • Justin Schaffer

Ash Maki's Groups

Ash Maki's Discussions

Cacao beer or wine available in the us?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clay Gordon Jul 22. 3 Replies

Hi there,Anybody out there heard of, or know of, any wine or beer drinks that are made from or with cacao that are available in the US? Continue

More bugs in wild beans?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sebastian Jun 11. 5 Replies

I just acquired a order of wild beans from Bolivia and was wondering, as I have never used wild beans before, if they tend to have more bugs or if its just a bad batch as there is at least 25% insect…Continue

cleaning/winnowing/breaking equipment? 500kg a week...

Started May 15 0 Replies

Any recommendations for cost efficient Cleaning, Breaking, Winnowing Equipment? For the processing of around 500 kilos a week...Continue

Superheated steam roasters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ash Maki May 28. 15 Replies

Hi there, anybody have experience with the new method of superheated steam roasting?  Or the roasters them selves and wether or not it would be practical to acquire a roaster for small scale…Continue

 

Ash Maki's Page

Latest Activity

Dawn and Ash Maki are now friends
Oct 4
Ash Maki liked Victor Kudryavtsev's video
Aug 16
Jean-Marie Auboine left a comment for Ash Maki
"Hello The nib grinder is 2 year old. I decided to change it for a larger grinder 1 year ago and we used it only 6 month. Like new. I'm located in Las Vegas"
Aug 3
Clay Gordon replied to Ash Maki's discussion Cacao beer or wine available in the us?
"The Black Inca beer is from Australia and you can contact ChocolateLife member Igor van Gerwen about getting some. We're registered for sale in California, so I need to connect to figure out how you can order. I will get back to you."
Jul 22
Ash Maki replied to Ash Maki's discussion Cacao beer or wine available in the us?
"Hey there clay. That sounds like exactly what we are looking for! would love to get the contact info for that one. It would be great to get our hands on any other drinks you might know of too such as the black inca beer I noticed pictures of as…"
Jul 21
Clay Gordon replied to Ash Maki's discussion Cacao beer or wine available in the us?
"Ash - One of the projects I am working on is Solbeso - the world's first distilled beverage made from 100% fresh cacao fruit juice. We're registered for sale in NY, FL, and CA and ship to most states. It's 40% ABV, not 5-12% which is…"
Jul 21
Ash Maki posted a discussion

Cacao beer or wine available in the us?

Hi there,Anybody out there heard of, or know of, any wine or beer drinks that are made from or with cacao that are available in the US? See More
Jul 20
Ash Maki added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
Thumbnail

Looking for a used chocolate display case with climate control.

Hi there,We are looking for used, small scale, bean to bar equipment thats in good shape.We can be contacted at - info@starchildchocolate.comThanks, AshSee More
Jul 18
Ash Maki commented on Victor Kudryavtsev's video
Thumbnail

Melangeur 10 kg

"Wow I would have to second that. Very nice!"
Jul 15
Ash Maki replied to Meira Neggaz's discussion Panning
"At what point would you speed up or slow down the  pan?"
Jul 2
Ash Maki replied to Meira Neggaz's discussion Panning
"Thank you, that is the most informative post on panning I have been able to find anywhere..."
Jul 2
Ash Maki replied to John Duxbury's discussion Thick chocolate while tempering
"I tend to get the same problem with the delta but only after being in temper for too long. Four or five hours. Raising the temp to 89-90 f takes care of it pretty well. We have very low humidity here. "
Jun 12
Ash Maki updated their profile
Jun 12
Sebastian replied to Ash Maki's discussion More bugs in wild beans?
"those logistics aren't really all that different than most other regions, to be honest.  the life cycle of the typical cocoa moth is about 25 days (mas o menos), and you hit on the main source early on - almost all of the infestation will…"
Jun 11
Ash Maki replied to Ash Maki's discussion More bugs in wild beans?
"Thanks for the reply! That puts it into perspective a bit. As someone who has made a few of them journeys, unrelated to cacao, I could understand completely how difficult it might be to get anything out of there at all... I have yet to try them as a…"
Jun 11
brian horsley replied to Ash Maki's discussion More bugs in wild beans?
"its nothing inherent in the beans, its a warehouse or transport issue.  you're probably talking about polilla moths, they can have strong or weak years depending on weather and humidity patterns.  polilla levels are also affected by…"
Jun 11

Profile Information

Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
hand tempering
My favorite chocolate is:
Dark smooth and coconut sugar sweetened.
Business Web Page (URL)
www.starchildchocolate.com

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of The Chocolate Life to add comments!

Join The Chocolate Life

At 6:37pm on August 3, 2014, Jean-Marie Auboine said…
Hello
The nib grinder is 2 year old.
I decided to change it for a larger grinder 1 year ago and we used it only 6 month.
Like new.
I'm located in Las Vegas
At 12:08am on June 7, 2014, chris wood said…
I have someone that wants me to hold it, but I can keep your friend in consideration if the other party fails to complete the deal. Do you have any questions? My direct email is christopher@chrischocolates.com so you can reply there if you like
 
 
 

Member Marketplace

Promote TheChocolateLife

Bookmark and Share

Follow Clay on:
Twitter :: @DiscoverChoc
F'Book :: TheChocolateLife
F'Book Group :: LaVidaCocoa
Paper.li :: @DiscoverChoc

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Clay Gordon.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service