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Jan van Poortvliet
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  • Australia
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Crystofil -> Belcolade

Started this discussion. Last reply by DeRhonda Moen Oct 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi there,Is the anyone using Crystofil from Belcolade. I am thinking of using it but like to know if there are people who have any experience with this product.It seems to be quit easy and produces a…Continue

Looking for a second hand flow wrapping machine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clay Gordon Mar 20, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi guys,Can someone help me to find a reasonable priced second hand flow wrapping machine. There is no need for great quantities. We are getting busier with the packaging and are looking to invest in…Continue

 

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Jan van Poortvliet replied to Peter's discussion Starting Out...advice on machines in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi Peter, I feel your pain, living in the US or in Europe would make life, in that sense, much easier. But there is hope. You can buy the Chocovision rev 3210 r the Delta either from Chocovision or Richard Foot in 220volt. Buying it from either will…"
Jan 23
Jan van Poortvliet is now friends with James Strong and KI Chocol' Art & Coffee
Oct 13, 2013
DeRhonda Moen replied to Jan van Poortvliet's discussion Crystofil -> Belcolade
"Callebaut also has some products you may want to look at for long shelf life.  Callebaut’s Crème à la Carte is a cream based ganache with 12 month shelf life, and Callebaut's Tintoretto is a vegetable based filling with…"
Oct 18, 2012
Nick Henderson replied to Jan van Poortvliet's discussion Crystofil -> Belcolade
"Hi Jan, I've haven't yet used it but like you I was intrigued and went to a demonstration organised by Belcolade a couple of weeks ago. I was cynical to begin with but came away largely converted. It's very easy to use and really…"
Oct 15, 2012
Jan van Poortvliet posted a discussion

Crystofil -> Belcolade

Hi there,Is the anyone using Crystofil from Belcolade. I am thinking of using it but like to know if there are people who have any experience with this product.It seems to be quit easy and produces a long shelf life for the products. But it is also very hard to find any recipes and technical FAQ's on the product.ThanksJanSee More
Oct 15, 2012
Jan van Poortvliet replied to David Peterson's discussion Chocolate Artist Software/Printer
"Hi Debra, have you noticed that this blemishing takes place in winter? I've had no problems up until now. The cracking is very hard to avoid as you can not keep thr metal sheets on the right teperature, they cool down very fast. How do you do…"
May 22, 2012
Jan van Poortvliet and Alan Ian Beverley are now friends
Mar 20, 2012
Clay Gordon replied to Jan van Poortvliet's discussion Looking for a second hand flow wrapping machine
"To all ChocolateLife members. Posts about looking for equipment, or used equipment for sale, this one belong in CLASSIFIEDS. Thanks,:: Clay "
Mar 20, 2012
Alan Ian Beverley replied to Jan van Poortvliet's discussion Looking for a second hand flow wrapping machine
"Hi Jan Thanks for your reply. The machine was being used doing a fudge bar and the client has basically updated his machinery recently.  With this machine is the manual and a spare gearbox. The machine is available in "as is…"
Mar 20, 2012
Jan van Poortvliet replied to Jan van Poortvliet's discussion Looking for a second hand flow wrapping machine
"Hi Alan, looks good. I presume it works well. What price range did you have in mind. And what more chocolate equipment do you have to offer. Looking forward to your reply. Jan"
Mar 20, 2012
Alan Ian Beverley replied to Jan van Poortvliet's discussion Looking for a second hand flow wrapping machine
"Good Morning Ian My name is Alan Beverley and i can help you with this if you are still searching for a 2nd hand flow wrapper.  I am trying to up load a picture of one that i currently have available.  It was doing a fudge bar. "
Mar 20, 2012
Jan van Poortvliet posted a discussion

Looking for a second hand flow wrapping machine

Hi guys,Can someone help me to find a reasonable priced second hand flow wrapping machine. There is no need for great quantities. We are getting busier with the packaging and are looking to invest in a flow wrapper.See More
Mar 4, 2012
Jan van Poortvliet replied to Mim's discussion Any ideas on good priced chocolate packaging in our area? in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi Mim, You have been searching like i've did. It is impossible to find attractive chocolate packaging here as in Europe. You either have to let it be produced yourself or import from Europe. In both cases a very expensive road.  "
Sep 18, 2011
Jan van Poortvliet replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi, you'd better switch to Belcolade. The price is much better and the chocolate as good. Get in contact with Apromo in Artarmon (02 9906 1389).    Here down under we pay too much anyway but that is also due to the shipping. In Europe…"
Sep 2, 2011
Jan van Poortvliet replied to Clay Gordon's discussion The differences between Temper 1 and Temper 2 on Chocovision machines
"Thanks for that Clay. Very helpful now I understand. IU was always doing the temper 2, it takes a bit more time but knowing now that it makes the chocolate just that bit better is good to know. I the mean time I bought another Delta, great machine…"
Aug 29, 2011
Jan van Poortvliet joined Clay Gordon's group
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Chocolate Down Under

This group is for ChocolateLife members living and working in Australasia (Australia, NZ, PNG, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, etc).See More
Feb 25, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Setting up my own internet based chocolate shop
My favorite chocolate is:
Dark in combo with white

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