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Dirke Botsford
  • Burnaby, British Columbia
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Guitar cutter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirke Botsford Apr 23. 6 Replies

I am thinking of biting the bullet and buying a guitar cutter, and looking for a supplier in Canada. Anyone know of anyone? or even a used one....Secondly, any recommendations? Double guitar or…Continue

Tags: guitarcutter, cutters

Crescent Wrench mold - Looking for one

Started this discussion. Last reply by cheebs Nov 14, 2013. 1 Reply

I had a customer request for a chocolate crescent wrench, I've been looking online for one and came across some hobby PVC but the detail wasn't there, I know it sounds picky but I'm after more then…Continue

Equipment for making caramel / recipe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Nov 7, 2013. 34 Replies

Besides loving to eat caramel. yes by the handful, I make it and it's a great seller. only problem is I need some equipment to make it in large batches and faster then what I am doing on a stove top.…Continue

I don't get it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Donaghy Oct 2, 2012. 12 Replies

I have 10lbs of tempered chocolate, I make a few bars and dip some truffles. With the rest I make bark and it all blooms? Tried it again.....bloom?I used my smaller machine, perfect. WTF? I don't get…Continue

 

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Dirke Botsford and Dorothy Rackley are now friends
May 12
Dirke Botsford replied to Dorothy Rackley's discussion Chocolate Making Courses in the group Startup Central
"Hey Dorothy, Me again. I am a grad of Ecole Chocolat and it's mostly online but they do offer hands on training in the next levels up. I would highly recommend you contact Pam the school, she is the founder and is very well known in the…"
May 12
Dorothy Rackley liked Dirke Botsford's discussion Equipment for making caramel / recipe
May 12
Dirke Botsford replied to Dorothy Rackley's discussion Chocovison x3210 versus Delta in the group Startup Central
"Hi Dorothy, We have the X3210 and have been using it for years, it's fantastic. I have the hole baffle (increases volume amount) as well as the solid standard one, I mention it in case you want to get one. Their customer service is exceptional,…"
May 12
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May 5
Dirke Botsford replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Weird Flavors and Inclusions in Chocolate
"I made a wasabi pea praline for fun, it was a very interesting flavour. Would I make it again, probably not unless specifically asked as it was a very unique taste. One was enough for me. Although some of my asian friends enjoyed them significantly…"
Apr 23
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
Dirke Botsford replied to The Chocolate Tourist's discussion Chocolate Love: what first drew you to a life saturated with chocolate?
"For me, I have always been a foodie but chocolate was just something I quickly grabbed while waiting at the check out isle at the grocery store. Until of course I did a winery tour and they offered me a tasting of ice wine in a chocolate cup. I…"
Apr 23
Dirke Botsford replied to Dirke Botsford's discussion Guitar cutter
"Alright! I did it. Thanks for all the invaluable info. I bought the dedy from DR.ca. once I looked at the quality of how it was built compared to the plastic based guitar I could really see why it made sense to go with the metal based base. Sure it…"
Apr 23
Daniel Herskovic replied to Dirke Botsford's discussion Guitar cutter
"I would advise you to cancel the order you just purchased. Way back when I bought a guitar I bought the guitar with the plastic base. It was so difficult to clean that I sold it after 2 uses and bought the Dedy from Bakedeco . Here is the link…"
Apr 20
Dirke Botsford replied to Dirke Botsford's discussion Guitar cutter
"DR in Montreal? Who's that? I might be able to cancel if they have something better? I only just ordered it tonight... "
Apr 19
Kerry replied to Dirke Botsford's discussion Guitar cutter
"To little too late - but DR in Montreal handles Dedy. "
Apr 19
Dirke Botsford replied to Dirke Botsford's discussion Guitar cutter
"Thanks for the advice Daniel, much appreciated. I just actually found one from Bakedeco (NYC) that I bought, just waiting now for the delivery. It's not metal based but it has three frames and from my research seemed fairly common place. So…"
Apr 19
Daniel Herskovic replied to Dirke Botsford's discussion Guitar cutter
"Hello Dirke, I make my living making chocolate confections and I will tell you that my  confectionery guitar is one of my most important pieces of equipment. They are pricey pieces of equipment, but ultimately this tool helps me save money and…"
Apr 19
Jim Greenberg replied to Dirke Botsford's discussion Wanted: Guitar cutter, Little dipper (or similar) and flow wrapper in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Call me Tuesday when I am back to work - 347.226.5039 direct line office thanks. Happy Easter, Jim"
Apr 19
Dirke Botsford replied to Dirke Botsford's discussion Wanted: Guitar cutter, Little dipper (or similar) and flow wrapper in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Perfect thanks Jim. I really don't know what to look for / what I need or anything about these pieces of equipment but I will take a look. I will be in touch! What kind of info do I need to see which piece would do the trick? I am guessing a…"
Apr 19

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Chocolate covered strawberries in France with an amazing bottle of wine and my wife.
My favorite chocolate is:
Caramel anything
Business Web Page (URL)
http://www.urgechocolates.com

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At 5:15pm on July 25, 2010, Susan Van Horn said…
HI, Dirke! Thanks for the info on the Revolation. BTW, your chocolates look wonderfully delicious!
At 11:35am on January 5, 2010, xinhong liu said…
Hi Dirke,

Thanks for being a friend of mine. Let me guess what the flavours are for your truffle without reading any content.

They are chilli & mint, mint alone, chilli alone with either 70% dark chocolate or milk chocolate.

Very nice presentation! I use similiar plates for my truffles.
 
 
 

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