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Jack Meyer
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Jack Meyer commented on Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
"I have been dealing with high humidity and found that putting the molds with freshly poured bars in the frig. overnight seems to work for me. When I remove them I immediately put them in a tray with a fan blowing on them which prevents condensation…"
Oct 29
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Oct 29
Jack Meyer commented on Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
"Hi Andrea, I am new to the business of making chocolate so I am not an expert but I had a similar problem. After the molds are filled, would it hurt your finished product to keep the molds in the refrigerator overnight. The chocolate may need more…"
Oct 29
Jack Meyer replied to Thomas Forbes's discussion Making Milk Chocolate
"I'll do that. I have an infrared thermometer to be more accurate with the temperature as well."
Oct 22
Jack Meyer replied to Thomas Forbes's discussion Making Milk Chocolate
"I would not have thought to use the microwave...Thanks for that tip. I don't believe that moisture was the problem so I will go ahead with your suggestion and I'll let you know how it goes. I now must wait for the new motor to…"
Oct 22
Jack Meyer replied to Thomas Forbes's discussion Making Milk Chocolate
"Thanks Gap!  I really appreciate your responding to my question. I will add the additional cocoa butter. I would like to not add the soy lecithin so I will see how the butter works without the soy. Do you think that warming up the now hardened…"
Oct 22
Jack Meyer replied to Thomas Forbes's discussion Making Milk Chocolate
"Hi Tom, I recently tried to make milk chocolate using 50%  liquor, 25% whole milk powder and 25% sugar. I had the liquor in the melanger for 48 hrs. added the sugar and all was well. Then I added the milk powder and things literally ground to a…"
Oct 22
Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Has anyone tried adapting a commercial rotisserie for roasting beans? in the group Startup Central
"The rotisserie I have, apparently, sat unused for about a year.  It had a musty odor but no strong meat odors. I spent a great deal of time getting residual "cooked on" grease out of the machine. I used that purple grease cutter and…"
Oct 17
Delcour Thomas replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Has anyone tried adapting a commercial rotisserie for roasting beans? in the group Startup Central
"Hello Jack, I am about to do the same thing, purchase a rotisserie oven but I am little bit worried about the smell from the previous roasted meat in the oven. Could you tell me if you had any trouble with that? Thank you in advance. Thomas"
Oct 17
Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars? in the group Startup Central
"I used the recipe that was on the ChocolateAlchemy.com site. It went well. Good Luck!"
Oct 14
mariano garcia replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars? in the group Startup Central
"Hello Jack and James, you will have a recipe for white chocolate, or I can recommend any book that has recipes for chocolate bean to bar? thanks"
Oct 10
Jack Meyer liked Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc.
Sep 30
Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc. in the group Startup Central
"Do you eat the pizza first? Just kidding!  Actually very creative. Who would have thought about using pizza boxes. I'll check into that. Thanks"
Sep 30
Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc. in the group Startup Central
"Thanks David! No free shipping in the chocolate business...no matter which way you go, it's expensive. Thank for the link!"
Sep 30
Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc. in the group Startup Central
"Thanks Landen...Your shipping test story was great! Thanks for the links!"
Sep 30
Dirke Botsford replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc. in the group Startup Central
"We ship with both small pizza boxes lined with bubble wrap or padded envelopes. We have yet to have any reports of melted or damaged products as shipping is usually over night to avoid it."
Sep 30

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark, Milk, White
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Trying the Cafe Britt chocolate covered espresso beans.
My favorite chocolate is:
Dark bittersweet

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