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Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evan Langendorf on Friday. 13 Replies

Hello Chocolatelifers!We have now been working with the cocoatown unit for about 8 months and as production increased we have recently run into some problems. I am wondering if these are common and…Continue

Herbal Chocolate Challenges

Started Jul 18 0 Replies

Hello again chocolate lifers! So just back from another round at the factory and I want to share some of our experience and get some feedback. ~~~~~*~~~~~ So we are starting an herbal chocolate…Continue

Melange time/ Mold Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clement Olando Bobb Jun 14. 1 Reply

Hello dear chocolatiers!So our venture with chocolate is well underway and we are now in the process of dialling in our recipes for our final product. Question #1We are using a Cocoatown ECGC-12SL…Continue

Emerging Chocolatier with questions.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Churchill May 20, 2013. 12 Replies

Hello everyone! First of all I would like to give thanks to all who contribute to such a wonderful site, the information has been hugely helpful for me so far. I have a few questions that havent been…Continue

 

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Evan Langendorf replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"Same.We shelled out to figure things out with them only to be met with horrible service and lots of headache.I will make a more prominent post about Cocoatown later to warn people of their fraudulence.For now happy chocolate making!"
Friday
TalamancaOrganicaCacao&Chocolate replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"Which machine do you have Brad?"
Friday
TalamancaOrganicaCacao&Chocolate replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"We here at Talamanca Organica have had many problems with Cacao Town and have had to replace the stones twice and the wiper is now cracking. Although still under warranty they do not want to replace the wiper and the want $37 for a new one. They…"
Friday
Evan Langendorf and Christopher M Koshak are now friends
Tuesday
mariano garcia replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"I also had problems with cocoatown service, very poor customer care!"
Dec 11
Evan Langendorf replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"Any advice on machines Brad?Thanks"
Dec 10
Evan Langendorf left a comment for Brad Churchill
"Hey Brad, wondering what kind of melange you use specific for chocolate production.Many thanks!"
Dec 8
Brad Churchill and Evan Langendorf are now friends
Nov 25
Evan Langendorf replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"Thanks for the reply Brad.What are the machines you are using so we can think about making that move.We are fine with replacing needed parts on machines destined for chocolate making, but at this point it looks like every part on the machine needs…"
Nov 17
Brad Churchill replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"Hi Everyone. I don't own any of these machines.  However, with my knowledge of the origin of these machines and cocoa and grinding, maybe I can provide you some insight. The grinders you are using were never originally designed for cocoa.…"
Nov 16
Thomas Forbes replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"I have the 10-12 lbs. capacity Cocoatown and a Santha and have recently been using two Premier Wonder Grinders that hold up to 6 lbs. each.  They were $200 a piece and are doing nicely after almost 10 batches.  The temperatures when they…"
Nov 15
beth campbell replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"I had very similar problems with a ECGC-12SL,   and had to replace the stones within one year of purchase because the plastic inserts were wearing down and cracking and then even the metal arm broke that holds the stones.  After replacing…"
Nov 14
Evan Langendorf replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"Are you talking about the embedded washers (ie. they run through the stones). They can be seen here in the image I attached, its the best image I could find. If so, they are not removable. Ours ground down into a batch and we ended having to…"
Nov 8
Mark Gerrits replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"I connected with Andal from Cocoatown today via Skype video.  She was very friendly and helpful.   The unit I am using has plastic washers between the bolt and the granite stone.  Apparently they added these washers as a sort of a…"
Nov 7
Evan Langendorf replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"If it was your first batch it might just mean that your wiper (the white peice attached to the cetral axle is too close to the wall of the drum which is creating friction and it needs to be shortened (undo the nut holding the wiper arm and turn the…"
Nov 7
Mark Gerrits replied to Evan Langendorf's discussion Cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA Issues
"Hi Even and Brianna, I am interested to hear if you have found a solution to the delrin insert problem?   I have just encountered the same issue with a CT 12STLA.  i was starting a batch and a high pitch squeak started to come from the…"
Nov 6

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