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Need hygrometer to go cacao hunting.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sebastian Mar 19. 4 Replies

Hello everyone,  I will take off on may to go find some cacao beans to start my business, I will need an moisture meter to be able to control the beans. Can someone advise me about which one to get.…Continue

Sourcing Cacao in South East Asia and Oceania.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adriennne Henson Mar 18. 3 Replies

Hello everyone,I thought I’d introduce myself a bit more and hope to get some of your professional input.Me and my partner are starting a bean-to-bar company. Just a brief background of us, I’m…Continue

Tags: Bean, to, bar, business., Starting

Salon du Chocolat 2013

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lea Oct 8, 2013. 4 Replies

Is anyone already been to the Salon du Chocolat?I will go this year but I'm not sure which one of those three cities is the most interesting, London, Paris, Lyon?Continue

Chocolate spread recipe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Chosey Aug 28, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello everyone,  I am trying to make chocolate at home, and I would like to try make chocolate spread with my grinder. Is anyone tried or have a recipe?Thank you in advance,ThomasContinue

Tags: spread, chocolate

 

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Delcour Thomas replied to Ben Rasmussen's discussion Vibrating Table in the group DIY
"the HDPE sheet is pretty much rigid as glass "
Dec 15
Delcour Thomas replied to Ben Rasmussen's discussion Vibrating Table in the group DIY
"This is actually a design for two standard mould size 27.5x17.5"
Dec 15
Delcour Thomas replied to Ben Rasmussen's discussion Vibrating Table in the group DIY
"Hello,  I just fixed the HDPE sheet to the vibrating table and it work perfect, I didn't try it yet with full chocolate mould, but i did a little test and the vibration are stronger on the sides, which is good. Thomas"
Dec 15
Delcour Thomas replied to Ben Rasmussen's discussion Vibrating Table in the group DIY
Dec 13
Delcour Thomas replied to Ben Rasmussen's discussion Vibrating Table in the group DIY
"Hello Ben, Hello Mike, Thanks Ben for opening this topic about the conversation I started with you. Yesterday, my partner had the same idea as you Mike, she asked me: " Can't you just fix it to the machine?". I realise she was right,…"
Dec 12
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Dec 11
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Wanted semi-auto tempering machine in UK

Hello everyone,I am looking for a semi-auto tempering machine, preferably a chocovision delta or X3210, but a finamac mini chocomachine or other of the same size might do.Thank you in advance, ThomasSee More
Oct 24
Delcour Thomas replied to Paul Picton's discussion Rotisserie Oven for Roasting in the group Startup Central
"Hello Paul,  I am about to buy a used rotisserie oven and I am little bit worry about the smell. I was wondering if you managed to get reed of the chicken aroma and if yes how did you clean it? Thank you in advance. Thomas"
Oct 17
Delcour Thomas replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Has anyone tried adapting a commercial rotisserie for roasting beans? in the group Startup Central
"Hello Jack, I am about to do the same thing, purchase a rotisserie oven but I am little bit worried about the smell from the previous roasted meat in the oven. Could you tell me if you had any trouble with that? Thank you in advance. Thomas"
Oct 17
Valadi Krishnan Jaganathan replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Fermentation boxe in the group DIY
"Here are some smaller sizes fermentation boxes as experimented by farmers for lots of 25 kgs .. I also heard that by proper insulation in bamboo baskets with banana leaves and other leaf one can ferment smaller batches .. but idea is to keep…"
Sep 26
Rik Roper replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Fermentation boxe in the group DIY
"Hi Alek Yep, lined the boxes with banana palm leaves and spread them on top of the beans, also refreshed these when we re-circulated the beans a couple of times during fermentation. Regards Rik"
Sep 19
Alek Dabo replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Fermentation boxe in the group DIY
"Thank you very much Rik. I will try just a bit smaller but like you mention, if the volume is too small the temperature may not rise enough. Did you line the plywood with banana leaves? Thanks again. Alek"
Sep 6
Rik Roper replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Fermentation boxe in the group DIY
"Hi Thomas and Alek See the attached photo of some fermentation boxes I made in Samoa earlier in the year - the size was kind of determined by the available materials - it was quite hard to find un-treated plywood and the local native timber supply…"
Sep 6
Alek Dabo replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Fermentation boxe in the group DIY
"Hello Thomas, Have had any reply to your question? I will be in the DR soon and also needing to ferment small quantities of beans. How have you solved the size issue? What kind of wood do you use? Do you line the box with banana leaves? Thank you…"
Sep 5
Sebastian replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Need hygrometer to go cacao hunting.
"Where in SEA are you going to be?  Note that in much of that part of the world, it's not a part of their agricultural culture to ferment beans, and knowledge about things such as cocoa pod borer and bean maturity are very low.  If you…"
Mar 19
Adriennne Henson left a comment for Delcour Thomas
"Hi Thomas, I would like to know more and if you make test bars send them this way and my chocolate colleague and I can taste and give you feedback.From all my tasting bars my pallet is getting better and good on the consumer end.I keep on finding…"
Mar 19

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
Recently when i tried the "Pacari raw 70"
My favorite chocolate is:
Pacari raw 70

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At 6:19pm on March 19, 2014, Adriennne Henson said…

Hi Thomas,

I would like to know more and if you make test bars send them this way and my chocolate colleague and I can taste and give you feedback.From all my tasting bars

my pallet is getting better and good on the consumer end.I keep on finding more bars with my Face Book in the news feed that I get with chocolate

 
 
 

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