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Chocolate Panning, process and equipment

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve Mar 10, 2013. 23 Replies

Greetings, I'm investigating the art/science of chocolate panning for nuts, primarily hazelnuts and almonds. This would be for a small side business to our hazelnut farm here in Oregon. I'm looking…Continue

 

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steve replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"hola , I am looking some info were to buy ,products for panning ,,,, like what the name of the product , and puts on the shine ,any info would be great , thanks steve"
Mar 10, 2013
Mike replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"Wondering if you can offer some advice---I just started playing around with panning, and I am not able to get the coated centers (coffee beans, in my case) to polish.  I'm using the kitchen aid attachment, and each half has two metal ribs…"
Nov 26, 2012
Kerry replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"It would be the plastic tubing that you might get at a make your own wine place - used for decanting the wine into bottles.  You want something considered food grade."
Mar 11, 2011
Dana Rebarchick replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"I am fairly new at this and trying to figure the process out.  When you say plastic tubing can you please tell me a little more about what this means?  I assume it is something I can get at a hardware store?"
Mar 11, 2011
Hilal ÇAKMAK replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"Hello, we are producer hazelnut and chocolate process equipment. The Laboratory Type Pres Using For Obtaining Hazelnut Oil. Hazelnut/cocoa bean cutting unit http://innovas.com.tr/english/urunler/giyotin/Cutting_Unit.pdf chocolate cooling…"
Feb 24, 2011
Kerry replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"You can ridge your pan by taping plastic tubing in it."
Jan 21, 2011
Kerry replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"Andal - that's exciting news.  Will it have heating and cooling air or just turn?"
Jan 21, 2011
Lana replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"Hey Ke"
Jan 21, 2011
Andal Balu replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"We at cocoatown.com are working on a panning attachment for the small melangers to be used by scale chocolatiers. We are testing the attachment and will send you more information soon."
Jan 20, 2011
Kerry replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"To get the shine without chemicals - you need to let the product sit overnight then put back in the pan - 48º C air is blown in with pan rotating.  You are listening for quiet - once it gets quiet you pick a piece up and see if it is…"
Jan 20, 2011
Benoît replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"Dear Kerry, Thank you so much for your advise. I will try that tomorrow and will keep you up to date.  Benoit   PS: have you got some advises to get the shine on the product without chemical stuff?  "
Jan 20, 2011
Kerry replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"You need to add the chocolate slowly (and not tempered).  The product (ie hazelnuts) need to be cooled in some way while you add the layers of chocolate.  So either some dry ice, or an air conditioner blowing cold air into the pan."
Jan 20, 2011
Benoît replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"Hello I have just started experiments on my new coating pan. Is there anyone out there that could help me?   I put my hazelnuts into the pan, then pour the tempered chocolate...all began to mix...and a few minutes later, everything began to…"
Jan 20, 2011
Glenn Knowles replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"Thank you very much. I'll give Dave a call."
Jan 17, 2011
Sebastian replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"Centerchem is a great resource.  Dave Jordan's your go-to guy with them."
Jan 17, 2011
Glenn Knowles replied to Bob Aman's discussion Chocolate Panning, process and equipment
"Do you have any recommended suppliers for the coatings (glaze, food shellac, etc.)?"
Jan 17, 2011

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Touring the Lindt Chocolate factory in Colonge, Germany.
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Chocolate hazelnuts

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