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Ben Rasmussen
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  • Woodbridge, VA
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Ben Rasmussen and Filip Teply are now friends
Jul 21
Ben Rasmussen is now friends with Jack Meyer and Laurie Rice
Jul 18
Ben Rasmussen is now friends with Mickey McDowell - CocoaVana and Katherine Gandy
Jul 9
Ben Rasmussen left a comment for Katherine Gandy
"Hi Katherine, Thanks for friending me, and thanks for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoy my chocolate!  -Ben"
Jul 9
Ben Rasmussen replied to Sabrina M's discussion Help - streaks in my chocolate
"Hi Sabrina, This is a pretty common problem that most of us have had at one time or another. There are a bunch of discussions about this here on the Chocolate Life. If you do a search for streaks, you'll find a lot of good info about how to…"
Jul 1
Ben Rasmussen replied to Maroun Milan's discussion 30 Kgs Chocolate Tempering Moulding For sale in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"I believe Robin was asking how much you're selling it for."
Jun 30
Ben Rasmussen replied to Tao Watts's discussion Fixing the Santha 20 in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"I've usually just bought them on Amazon, but some tool and woodworking shops carry them, too. If I remember correctly, you'll want the 5/8" version for the Santha 40."
Jun 25
Ben Rasmussen and Andy Koller are now friends
Jun 18
Ben Rasmussen and José Crespo are now friends
May 30
Ben Rasmussen replied to Miguel Pujols's discussion Food safe glue? in the group DIY
"I be surprised if a repaired scraper would be strong enough for making chocolate. Probably better to just replace it (get a stainless steel version if possible). That being said, I needed to repair a melanger bowl a few years ago and was surprised…"
May 30
Ben Rasmussen replied to michael gadaleta's discussion Sourcing Fair Trade Cocoa Beans in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Chocolate Alchemy sells high quality f/t beans in smaller quantities. Sourcing small quantities direct from farms can definitely be tough."
May 30
Ben Rasmussen replied to Tao Watts's discussion Fixing the Santha 20 in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Actually, come to think of it, you shouldn't need to disassemble anything to replace the belt with a standard belt either. There's a gap between the outer shell and the bowl. You'd probably just put the belt around the bowl and then…"
May 30
Ben Rasmussen replied to Tao Watts's discussion Fixing the Santha 20 in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hi Tao, I have a Santha 40, which I think is of the same design as the 20, only bigger. If you get one of the PowerTwist fiberglass link belts, you won't need to disassemble anything to replace the belt. When the original belt snapped on my 40…"
May 30
Ben Rasmussen and Daniela Vasquez are now friends
May 20
Ben Rasmussen replied to Nichole Warner's discussion CocoaTown Belt Shredding
"What size belt does it use?"
May 6
Ben Rasmussen replied to Nichole Warner's discussion CocoaTown Belt Shredding
"As has been suggested by Paul and in other discussions here on TCL, take a look at Power Twist fiberglass link belts. They don't stretch and seem to last forever. I used 3 small cocoatown melangers for a few years without having to change or…"
May 5

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Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
I'm new to fine chocolate, so my most memorable experience was tasting my first fine chocolate at a tasting that my brother did.
My favorite chocolate is:
How could I possibly decide? I love too many.
My chocolate company (still very much in its infancy), Potomac Chocolate: site Facebook

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Potomac Chocolate Co. on Kickstarter

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 11:43am 2 Comments

Hey everyone,



A friend and I are starting up a small chocolate-making company in the Washington DC area called Potomac Chocolate Co. We're hoping to be the DC area's first bean-to-bar chocolate makers. Currently, we're just starting out and learning the process.



We've set up a Kickstarter project to help us get up and running and on our way towards our first bar. If we hit our… Continue

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