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Startup Essentials for a Small Chocolaterie

Started this discussion. Last reply by rizqo Aug 23, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm Eirven from the Philippines. I'm a new member here in this forum. I would just like to ask from you expert Chocolatiers if what are the necessary Equipments that needs to be purchased…Continue

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Drobert Eirven and Amaleah Brigitte Black-Smiley are now friends
Sep 27, 2013
Drobert Eirven replied to Clay Gordon's discussion CocoaTown TCL Specials in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Do you also guys ship in the Philippines? How much will ECGC-12SL and SLTA CocoaT Deluxe Melangers cost + shipping? Thanks!"
Sep 26, 2013
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Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted

This is the group where ChocolateLife members can A) Advertise USED equipment for sale to other ChocolateLife members.B) Let other ChocolateLife members know that they are looking for equipment (new or used).See More
Sep 26, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Speed Stand Mixer as Substitute for a Melangeur in the group Startup Central
"I hadn't thought of that. That could probably work. So, the answer to the original post may actually be yes!  :)"
Sep 9, 2013
Gap replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Speed Stand Mixer as Substitute for a Melangeur in the group Startup Central
"From what I've heard you're spot on. I've only heard of it used for small test batches in labs where they're just trying something out (eg., using a new milk powder or something) at a basic concept level before moving onto more…"
Sep 8, 2013
Amaleah Brigitte Black-Smiley replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Speed Stand Mixer as Substitute for a Melangeur in the group Startup Central
"Thanks for sharing insight, Ben."
Sep 8, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Speed Stand Mixer as Substitute for a Melangeur in the group Startup Central
"This has come up a few times, but no one's ever posted any real info about it. I'd be interested to hear how it works from anyone who has actually tried it. My guess is that a mixer probably isn't going to be able to do a very good…"
Sep 7, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Speed Stand Mixer as Substitute for a Melangeur in the group Startup Central
"Gap's right--a mixer doesn't have the ability to refine nibs into chocolate. I'd guess that, at best, it would break some of the nibs into smaller pieces."
Aug 23, 2013
rizqo replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Startup Essentials for a Small Chocolaterie
"It's depend on your budget. You must consider buy chocolate warmer if refuse buy tempering machine yet. Because chocolate warmer at least make tempered chocolate stable and you have enough time to mould it. CMIIW"
Aug 23, 2013
Julie Fisher replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Startup Essentials for a Small Chocolaterie
"Correct. "
Aug 23, 2013
Drobert Eirven and rizqo are now friends
Aug 23, 2013
Drobert Eirven replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Startup Essentials for a Small Chocolaterie
"I'll be starting it as a home business so that I could cut in rental costs. I'll be starting with the minimum equipment requirements, and I'll just work my way up to bigger Equipments."
Aug 22, 2013
Drobert Eirven replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Startup Essentials for a Small Chocolaterie
"A Stone melangeur would be good for Conching and Refining right? For the winnower I'm planning to build my own customized winnower using a blueprint that was posted here in the website."
Aug 22, 2013
Julie Fisher replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Startup Essentials for a Small Chocolaterie
"If you are going Bean to Bar, then you will also need a roaster, a winnower, a conch.  Good cacao beans."
Aug 22, 2013
Gap replied to Drobert Eirven's discussion Speed Stand Mixer as Substitute for a Melangeur in the group Startup Central
"I've heard of a mixer with paddle used as a conche - no idea about the result, but I have heard of it done. NOT, however, for refining."
Aug 22, 2013
Drobert Eirven added a discussion to the group Startup Central
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Speed Stand Mixer as Substitute for a Melangeur

Has anyone tried to do the Conching and Refining process with a Speed Stand mixer? Sort of like a substitute for good old Melangeurs. Will it work? :)See More
Aug 22, 2013

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