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problem with the premier grinder!

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Hull Aug 20. 5 Replies

Hi everyone,have been using my premier 2ltr wet stone grinder but have run into a potential disaster.I have only used it 3 times so far and its been brilliant, however on my last run on it some…Continue

Tags: grease, problems, grinder, premier

which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Kudryavtsev Aug 15. 20 Replies

I am starting out making chocolate from the 'bean to the bar', but it has become clear that I need to invest in a grinder/melanger to get the chocolate particle size to around 15microns to achieve…Continue

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James Hull replied to Diane A Holland's discussion Transfer Sheets in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi Diane, I am really interested in finding a printer that does this too, as I find a lot of transfer sheet designs and kind of boring and outdated. I have heard that you can get cocoa butter ink/edible ink for certain canon printers…"
Nov 3
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Oct 14
James Hull replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Jack, I'd love to know how you get on with deodorized butter, as I have not been able to find any yet, but like you, I am starting to think the cocoa flavour from my Nicaraguan beans is conflicting with my Peruvian cocoa butter. But could it…"
Sep 9
James Hull replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Jack, ideally there is supposed to be about 30% cocoa butter of the overall mix, any less and I have found that between the sugar and the milk powder it gets really tacky, and basically clogs up the rollers in my machine and doesn't…"
Sep 9
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Aug 30
James Hull replied to James Hull's discussion problem with the premier grinder!
"That does sound like it might be what it is, as it seems to be liquid when warmed and goes hard when cooled. I heard back from the company who have apparently sent out a brand new machine which Is not what I was expecting but great! only wanted to…"
Aug 20
Gap replied to James Hull's discussion problem with the premier grinder!
"I ran a neutral vegetable oil and white sugar 50/50 when I first got the machine. I think total weight was about 600g. Then discarded the sugar/oil and washed down the grinder. I don't think there's a perfect way of doing it but…"
Aug 19
Gap replied to James Hull's discussion problem with the premier grinder!
"My best guess from talking with a few people is the black "grease" on the axles is a mixture of cocoa butter and refined stone from the grinder. I always clean it off."
Aug 19
James Hull replied to James Hull's discussion problem with the premier grinder!
"Hi Gap, Thanks for the reply. I didn't run oil and sugar through it when I got it, I washed everything, but didn't even occur to me to run oil and sugar through it. Does it have to be much of each to 'clean' it? and I will give…"
Aug 19
Victor Kudryavtsev replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"Мой эл. адрес kudvic@ya.ru  В ответном письме я пришлю интересующую вас информацию. "
Aug 15
Samson replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"Благодарю Вас, я посмотрю. А где возможно ознакомиться с экспортными ценами на продукцию, как на технику так и на бобы?"
Aug 15
Victor Kudryavtsev replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"Моя компания КУДВИК производит меланжеры на 10 и 80 килограмм загрузки в Москве. Они не столь дешевые как индийские, но сделаны из настоящего гранита и пищевой нержавейки.  Мы так же производим дробилку для какао бобов совмещенную с…"
Aug 14
Gap replied to James Hull's discussion problem with the premier grinder!
"Did you "wash" your machine by running oil and sugar through it for a few hours before making chocolate (discard the resulting oil & sugar mixture)? That helps clean off the stone dust/grit that comes with delivery. Also, between each…"
Aug 14
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Aug 14
Samson replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"Unfortunately, we have not such a wet grinders here, in Georgia. Can anybody advice where is possible to buy one in internet by reasonable price and in good quality?.. Except cocoatown.com and amazon.com Thanks."
Aug 14
Samson replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"Thanks a lot for information, Clay! That is right i needed, very useful for me! "
Aug 14

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