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Packaging Machine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirke Botsford Apr 23. 1 Reply

Does anyone have a suggestion about a machine we can use for wrapping bars?  A cold seal machine? It is ok to have it manual, but I want something to speed up production.  We are trying to stay under…Continue

Temper Machine and Chocolate Melter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantelle Giardina Apr 20. 5 Replies

Do you need both a chocolate melter machine and a temper machine?  Or does the temper machine do the melting as well?Continue

Peanut Butter Cups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chocolate Lover Apr 22. 4 Replies

Hello community. Can someone point me in the direction of a machine that can make peanut butter cups? Thanks!Continue

Measured Pourer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Rasmussen Mar 12. 3 Replies

I hand pour my chocolate bars. I need the pour to be accurate (2 oz).  Any suggestions for equipment?Continue

 

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Dirke Botsford replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Packaging Machine
"I am still trying to find this, I am starting to think it doesn't exist unless you have $30,000+ to play with. Let me know if you find anything..."
Apr 23
Chocolate Lover replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Peanut Butter Cups
"Hi Clay, Are there one-shot machines available that are less than $100,000?  I was considering buying one but after doing some research could not find one less than 100K (which is way too pricey at this point). "
Apr 22
Chocolate Woman posted a discussion

Packaging Machine

Does anyone have a suggestion about a machine we can use for wrapping bars?  A cold seal machine? It is ok to have it manual, but I want something to speed up production.  We are trying to stay under $2000.  Any advice is most welcome. See More
Apr 21
Chantelle Giardina replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Temper Machine and Chocolate Melter?
"When we are in production mode and are running low on chocolate (in our large tempering machine) we sometimes use a large container/bucket to melt about 5-7kg in a microwave. If you want to keep running without restarting the tempering process then…"
Apr 20
Larry replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Temper Machine and Chocolate Melter?
"How big is your tempering machine? -Which Model is it? If it is similar to a Revolation Delta then adding a melter will really increase your capacity (as would a Holey Baffle) If it is a larger machine, i.e. hilliards 80 lb/day or a…"
Apr 14
Clay Gordon replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Temper Machine and Chocolate Melter?
"Melters can be used to increase the throughput of most tempering machines, so having a supply of melted chocolate on hand is a good thing, especially if the capacity of the tempering machine is less than the amount of chocolate you are using in a…"
Apr 14
Chocolate Woman replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Temper Machine and Chocolate Melter?
"Thank you Larry...we are molding. And we make about 30lb a day.  Thanks!"
Apr 14
Larry replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Temper Machine and Chocolate Melter?
"It depends on the volume you are pushing through the machine. Tempering machines will melt chocolate just fine. If you add a melter into the mix you will be able to temper more chocolate. Could you tell us more about what you are planning? I.e. Will…"
Apr 13
Chocolate Woman posted a discussion

Temper Machine and Chocolate Melter?

Do you need both a chocolate melter machine and a temper machine?  Or does the temper machine do the melting as well?See More
Apr 13
Melanie Boudar replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Peanut Butter Cups
"I have an easy way to make these. Use a round magnetic mold or cup mold. Mold the shell. You can use a transfer sheet to jazz it up. For the filling I use 100 gr melted cocoa butter, 170 gr powdered sugar, 650 gr peanut butter and salt to taste.…"
Mar 26
Chocolate Woman replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Peanut Butter Cups
"It will be pretty small scale probably 200/week to start off.  The peanut butter will be rather thick.  Thank you Clay!"
Mar 22
Clay Gordon replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Peanut Butter Cups
"CW - What kinds of production volume are you looking to do? FYI, generically, you can do these with what's called a "one shot" machine. Which one-shot machine is right for you depends on a number of factors - volume is one, the…"
Mar 22
Chocolate Woman posted a discussion

Peanut Butter Cups

Hello community. Can someone point me in the direction of a machine that can make peanut butter cups? Thanks!See More
Mar 21
Ben Rasmussen replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Measured Pourer
"There's not much chocolate left in the syringe--just a tiny bit in the nozzle. I just clean it with hot water or put it in the dishwasher."
Mar 12
PHLChocolate replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Measured Pourer
"Ben,  Clever suggestion. I currently use squeeze bottles. How do you get leftover chocolate out of the syringe?"
Mar 12
Ben Rasmussen replied to Chocolate Woman's discussion Measured Pourer
"At the suggestion of Cheebs on the Chocolate Alchemy forum, I got a couple of these and cut the tips to about 1/4": http://www.calvetsupply.com/product/Feeding_Syringe_140cc/Feeding_Syringes They work really well for a controlled pour. I would…"
Feb 17

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