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Beth Bromund
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  • Rochester, MI
  • United States
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Landen Zernickow replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Hi Milford, I'd love to see your winnower design! My email is landen (dot) zernickow (at) gmail (dot) com. Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks again for your contribution to this community!"
Aug 24
Milford Dennison replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Wanted: used cocoa grinder / melanguer in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Just wondering if ny chance you still have the santha 11 if so where are you located if you still want to sell thanks"
Aug 20
Jennifer Smith replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Hi Milford - I would also like info on your winnower. Please send it to thetrufflebar@gmai.com. Think you!"
Aug 8
Morten Jessen replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"... and my email is: jessen @ mojoe.info :)"
Jul 30
Philip Hand replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Hi Milford, Please send me Pics and your kind explanation to: konahand@gmail.com Thanks! Philip"
Jul 30
Lisa N replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Hi Milford, Interested in your winnower idea. Can you please send pictures/explanation to bakincrazy66@yahoo.com Thanks, Lisa"
Jul 30
Morten Jessen replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Hi Milford,I am studying various cracking and winnower designs and would love to see pictures of your winnower.CheersMorten"
Jul 28
Philip Hand replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Hi Milford, Can you tell me what attachments you use on your juicer?  Please send photos of the winnower.  Thanks! "
Feb 10
Tiana replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Hi Milford, I would love the pic and explanation of how you created your winnower please. "
Feb 8
Beth Bromund replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Thanks, Ben.  I'll take a look at the designs, but I'm really not handy, so I'm afraid I'll just waste time and money by attempting to make my own.  Perhaps I'll surprise myself though. :-) "
Nov 26, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"If you're willing to build one, there are a couple good designs with plans available online. Clay posted a zig-zag winnower here on the Chocolate Life: http://www.thechocolatelife.com/video/diy-seedcleaner Also, John Nanci at Chocolate Alchemy…"
Nov 26, 2013
Beth Bromund replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Thanks for both of your replies.  I'd be happy if you could send me a picture and explanation of your winnower, Milford."
Nov 26, 2013
Milford Dennison replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"I am using my champion juicer to crack my beans and I have made a winnower for 70 $ from lowes I would be happy to send you a picture and explane how it works it was easy to make and about 95% effective"
Nov 26, 2013
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Nov 26, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Hi Beth. There's a lot of discussion about the Crankandstein on this forum that you can search for. I'd recommend doing so, but the general consensus is that the Crankandstein is pretty good for cracking beans, but does have some issues…"
Nov 25, 2013
Beth Bromund added a discussion to the group Startup Central
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Grinding & winnowing

If anyone uses a Crankenstein cocoa mill, could you share your thoughts about how well it works?  Also, what are you using to winnow?  Are there any relatively inexpensive winnowers that work well?  I'm not handy at all (nor is my husband) so I don't think making one is an option unless it's really easy.Thanks!See More
Nov 24, 2013

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Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Making my first (and only, so far) batch of chocolate from beans. It was terrible, but my husband liked it and ate it all!
My favorite chocolate is:
I'm still trying to decide.

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At 8:36am on November 10, 2013, Thomas Forbes said…

Most people who do not really know me think I am crazy to leave my teaching job and make chocolate.  Those who do know me, know I have been preparing for this for the last, almost four years.  They also know that the chocolate I have been giving family, friends and students is pretty darn good.  Education will continue to be part of whatever I do.  I guess the best thing to do is blend them until you know it is time to make the jump. 

At 9:00am on November 9, 2013, Thomas Forbes said…

Also, where do you teach.  (Sorry no question mark on my computer)

At 8:59am on November 9, 2013, Thomas Forbes said…

Beth,  I have been struggling at my teaching job for some time now.  I have worked in NYC public high schools for 20 years, 16 as a teacher.  I have always worked in difficult schools and over the course of Bloomberg, teachers are now under assault by a bunch of inept administrators.   I have always  been an advocate for kids in a difficult system.  Principals now look at me as a threat.  I am way too good at my  job to be treated that way.  I have not been happier since I left.  Because my wife can support the household until we are starting to make a little money, I am very lucky 

 
 
 

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