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Dimond Atkins
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  • Nashville, TN
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refining

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sebastian Nov 25, 2012. 8 Replies

Antique equipment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dimond Atkins May 24, 2010. 3 Replies

 

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Sebastian replied to Dimond Atkins's discussion refining
"Well, this was not a typical priest 8-)   Dubai's just too hot for me.  Dune bashing's a lot of fun though 8-)"
Nov 25, 2012
Omar Forastero replied to Dimond Atkins's discussion refining
"AWesome I'll look into the 5 rolls and see what happens. Yeah hiking in Lebanon is fun. Before moving to Dubai I used to go every weekend but I never met Vartok.cool name. it goes better on a psychedellic music artist if you ask me.  :-) "
Nov 25, 2012
Sebastian replied to Dimond Atkins's discussion refining
"Buehler makes a mighty fine series of 5 roll refiners.   You may want to get a smaller pre-refiner (3 roll) to use in conjunction with the 5 roll. I'd love for money not to be an issue 8-)   Lebanon eh - i used to go hiking in the…"
Nov 24, 2012
Omar Forastero replied to Dimond Atkins's discussion refining
"Sebastian, as I mentioned, I will need an industrial machine, to be exact I would like to have the flexibility to produce up to 4000 Kgs a day. So if I consider money not being an issue (since It will be coming out of my employers pockets :) ) are…"
Nov 23, 2012
Sebastian replied to Dimond Atkins's discussion refining
"What's the best color car, red or blue?  Depends on what you value.  There are lots of ways to particle size reduce.  For me, the best one is a million dollar buehler refiner or an air classified mill.  That's not going…"
Nov 23, 2012
Omar Forastero replied to Dimond Atkins's discussion refining
"I stone grinded some chocolate the other day and realised it is the best method to achieve a better smoother tastier chocolate. Now because I am not using one at work and because I will need a large industrial refiner to match demand. I would love…"
Nov 22, 2012
holycacao replied to Dimond Atkins's discussion refining
"Quantity will dictate the best grinding method. We've used stone grinders in the beginning and now use a hammer mill and 3 roll refiner. The hammer mill quickly grinds the nibs into a rough liquor. The roll refiners take longer to refine but…"
Aug 25, 2010
Duffy Sheardown replied to Dimond Atkins's discussion refining
"The "best" method depend on what you are trying to achieve and what throughput you are aiming for. I have a 30kg granite grinder and use that to refine the nibs for a good few hours before adding other ingredients and starting the conching…"
Aug 25, 2010
Duffy Sheardown replied to Dimond Atkins's discussion Antique equipment
"Check out the "Buy Sell group" and look for the April 15 post by Colin Gasko. Was sorely tempted myself but shipping to the UK would be expensive."
May 24, 2010
Eric Durtschi and Dimond Atkins are now friends
Apr 21, 2009

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Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Eating my first home made batch.
My favorite chocolate is:
Amano's

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