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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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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"
Saturday
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
Adriennne Henson and Delcour Thomas are now friends
Mar 19
Adriennne Henson replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Sourcing Cacao in South East Asia and Oceania.
"When you make bars can you send some test bars this way or are you selling any bar yet. Where are you located now? I am on the other end a consumer and work in retail and interested in either blended or plain dark single origin bars. I live in the…"
Mar 18
Delcour Thomas replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Need hygrometer to go cacao hunting.
"Thank you Sebastian for your useful answer. I go to south east asia find and buy some beans, so I wanted to be able to control at least if the beans are dry enough and well fermented. I just check the Mini GAC 2100 and it looks like it is what i was…"
Mar 18
Sebastian replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Need hygrometer to go cacao hunting.
"Delcour, what is it you're looking to accomplish? If you're looking to understand if potential vendors are sufficiently drying their beans, the items you note could work for that - but i've never used those ones personally. I have had…"
Mar 17
Brad Churchill replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Need hygrometer to go cacao hunting.
"I never could figure out why a person would need to be traipsing around the world with a guillotine.  A sharp knife is a much more versatile tool and works just as well.   ...just sayin'"
Mar 17
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Need hygrometer to go cacao hunting.

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. I found those ones on ebay will they do the job?…See More
Mar 17
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Fermentation boxe

Hi everyone,This summer I will have the opportunity to experiment fermentation. And I was wondering if someone know if it is a minimal size for the boxe. I will be looking at fermenting around 10 kg as I will have to test with in 2 month quite few different beans.Thank you very much in advance for all your precious advice, which are always very much appreciated.See More
Jan 16
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DIY

The purpose of this group is to provide a place for ChocolateLife members to share their efforts in creating machines and gadgets - from winnowers to melters and more.See More
Jan 16
Daniel Sutantyo replied to Delcour Thomas's discussion Sourcing Cacao in South East Asia and Oceania.
"I have absolutely no idea about cocoa production in Indonesia, but I am Indonesian(-Australian) and like Sebastian above, I agree that it's a tough place, chocolate technicalities aside. Do you know anyone in Indonesia?An owner of the chocolate…"
Jan 6
Delcour Thomas replied to PHLChocolate's discussion Overcrystallized Chocolate in the group The Science of Chocolate
"Hi Alek,  This is a part of my chocolate course, it will probably clarify the explanation. But they do not precise how long it stays in the tank or how often it is empty. Storage Tanks When your chocolate leaves the conch, it may need to be…"
Dec 5, 2013

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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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