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Guitar cutter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirke 11 hours ago. 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 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…"
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Dirke replied to Dirke'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…"
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Daniel Herskovic replied to Dirke'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…"
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Dirke replied to Dirke'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... "
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Kerry replied to Dirke's discussion Guitar cutter
"To little too late - but DR in Montreal handles Dedy. "
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Dirke replied to Dirke'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…"
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Daniel Herskovic replied to Dirke'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…"
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Jim Greenberg replied to Dirke'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"
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Dirke replied to Dirke'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…"
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Jim Greenberg replied to Dirke's discussion Wanted: Guitar cutter, Little dipper (or similar) and flow wrapper in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Dirke - on can supply this machinery and we ship to Western Canada all of the time. Contact me jim@unionmachinery.com anytime. www.unionmachinery.com Thanks, Jim Greenberg, President Union Confectionery Machinery  "
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Dirke replied to Dirke's discussion Wanted: Guitar cutter, Little dipper (or similar) and flow wrapper in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Thanks Dennis. Kinda leaning more towards a double as I can get a new one for about $1900. with a few different guitars. Probably not as solid as yours, I expect. Just curious why you don't use it? Do you not find it useful? Appreciate the link…"
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Dirke replied to Vinh S's discussion The chocolate business in the group Startup Central
"Hi Vinh It's hard to tell what the margins would be like unless you do the homework. Different Private labels will require a high volume to make margins reasonable. You will probably be limited to what they will make for you, you give up a lot…"
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Dennis Kearney replied to Dirke's discussion Wanted: Guitar cutter, Little dipper (or similar) and flow wrapper in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"HI Dirke-I just posted my cutter on Craigslist and had not posted to here yet.  See the link below (it is only a single).  I am in the SF Bay area.  Cheers-Dennis http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/4429824641.html "
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Dirke added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
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Wanted: Guitar cutter, Little dipper (or similar) and flow wrapper

Looking for some good used, working equipment to help make production more efficient. Would love to have a coater such as the little dipper or something similar. Prefer a double guitar but if the price is right...I'm interested. Please let me know or if you know of any suppliers of these kind of products in Western Canada I'd love your advice and direction of who to contact!All the best!If you have anything like the above mentioned you want to sell, please let me know the price and picture if…See More
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Chocolate covered strawberries in France with an amazing bottle of wine and my wife.
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Caramel Ganache

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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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