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Tempering issues

Started Apr 6 0 Replies

Any ideas why the first trays molded from my batch temperer turn out streaky and rough/blotchy as in the attached picture? Later trays turn out fine. Is the chocolate not yet actually in temper?…Continue

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Tempering issues

Any ideas why the first trays molded from my batch temperer turn out streaky and rough/blotchy as in the attached picture? Later trays turn out fine. Is the chocolate not yet actually in temper? Could my molds be too warm? Is the ladle too cool? Thanks!
Apr 6
Brent Peters replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Large mold or form to make small cubes of chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"John: No luck yet on my initial request. Is this something that your company could custom-make for me? If so, could you give a ballpark estimate of the cost for 20 of them? Thanks!"
Mar 17
Ben Rasmussen replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Machine to grate chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Thanks Grant. At some point, I'm going to need to to make flakes, but not for seed. I see that Jim has a block shaver listed on his site. When I'm closer to needing one, I'll contact him. Thanks for your help."
Nov 26, 2013
Grant replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Machine to grate chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"are you trying to make chunks or fine flakes for seed? there are larger block choppers for melting but not good for making finer seed. Call my friend ask for Jim Greenberg at 718-585-0200 he should have a used block chopper. tell him Grant sent…"
Nov 26, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Machine to grate chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Thanks Grant. That's good info. One of the reasons I am interested in the prefamac machine is because it can take a big block of chocolate. But I'm sure it's a lot more expensive than an ice shaver."
Nov 26, 2013
Grant replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Machine to grate chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"either way youll have to break the bars to fit what ever shredder you use, dont get a cheap unit that could break. BUT the ice shredder is durable because ice is harder then cheese. I hobart cheese grater is perfect. the part the STINKS is the darn…"
Nov 26, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Machine to grate chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Interesting idea. Are you currently using one of these? I just googled 'ice shredder' and found a bunch of different types of machines. Have you found one type to work better than others?"
Nov 26, 2013
Grant replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Machine to grate chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"go on line and buy the Ice shredder for making flavored ices, they are cheap and you can buy different size grates and it wont heat up the chocolate, I used to use a cheese grater ( industrial like for pizza cheese) to keep it from melting just dont…"
Nov 26, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Machine to grate chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
Nov 21, 2013
Brent Peters replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Machine to grate chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Interesting.  That just might work.  Thanks!"
Nov 20, 2013
Kristofer Kalas replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Machine to grate chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
Nov 19, 2013
Brent Peters added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
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Wanted: Machine to grate chocolate

I'm looking a machine to grind, grate or shred tempered chocolate into small (2-5 mm) particles. See photo for an idea of size. We need about 5 to 10 pounds per day of grated product. A commercial cheese shredded might work, so long as it did not melt the chocolate either through the friction of grating or by transfer of heat from the motor. Any ideas? Thanks!!
Nov 17, 2013
Kaydee Kreitlow replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Large mold or form to make small cubes of chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
Nov 17, 2013
Kristofer Kalas replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Large mold or form to make small cubes of chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
Nov 12, 2013
John Micelli replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Large mold or form to make small cubes of chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"  This is the closest we have, it's about 20 x 20 x 19 mm, 8.8cc, about 10 grams depending on chocolate density. We have smaller but they are proprietary. It's on a 275 x 175 mm mold with 40 cavities, some people put multiple…"
Nov 7, 2013
LUV Ice Cream replied to Brent Peters's discussion Wanted: Large mold or form to make small cubes of chocolate in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Thanks, Aldona.  I am going to give these a try for a different application.  We have been looking for ways to scale up production of flat chocolate chips.  We use them in our vegan sugar-free Nice Creams (tm) and ice creams, but our…"
Nov 7, 2013

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