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getting cocoa liquor with a corona grinder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel Maruta May 26, 2011. 5 Replies

Hi, I am having trouble producing cocoa liquor/paste from roasted, winnowed beans with my corona grinder.  It is only grinding it into coffee-like grounds, not liquor.  I have seen pictures online of…Continue

 

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Samuel Maruta replied to Benjamin Harding's discussion getting cocoa liquor with a corona grinder
"I very much doubt you could get any cocoa butter out of this machine, not sure where you have seen this being used for cocoa butter extraction but if you have a Piteba you're probably much better off using that to press your cocoa butter. I…"
May 26, 2011
Benjamin Harding replied to Benjamin Harding's discussion getting cocoa liquor with a corona grinder
"Hey Sebastian,   Just to update you, I tried the grinder again.  This time I broke it.  I heated the mill and put the plates as tight as i could get them.  it worked a little bit better, but nowhere near the paste consistency…"
May 2, 2011
Sebastian replied to Benjamin Harding's discussion getting cocoa liquor with a corona grinder
"I'd heat up the unit itself.  you're passing what i'm guessing is a very small quantity (<1 kg?) through the unit, which appears to be at least 5x that mass which means it'll suck up the heat from your beans…"
Apr 19, 2011
Benjamin Harding replied to Benjamin Harding's discussion getting cocoa liquor with a corona grinder
"hi Sebastian,   i took them straight from the burner, winnowed them and ran them through the grinder, so they were still pretty warm.  you think i should winnow them and then throw them back on the burner for a minute before I grind…"
Apr 19, 2011
Sebastian replied to Benjamin Harding's discussion getting cocoa liquor with a corona grinder
"Heat it up."
Apr 19, 2011
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getting cocoa liquor with a corona grinder

Hi, I am having trouble producing cocoa liquor/paste from roasted, winnowed beans with my corona grinder.  It is only grinding it into coffee-like grounds, not liquor.  I have seen pictures online of others cranking out liquor with a manual corona grinder, so I know it is possible, but I do not know why I am only getting fine grounds. My mill is not a corona brand, but a victoria cast iron grinder. it's the same specs as a corona, steel burrs, etc.  i had the burrs just about as close as they…See More
Apr 18, 2011
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Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Drinking Koko Samoa in Samoa from beans that I roasted and pounded.
My favorite chocolate is:
Anything Dark

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