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Cocoa Shell Infusion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Smith Aug 7. 6 Replies

I recently read a bit about cocoa shell infusions and I was wondering if anyone on this forum had any experience or comments about this?  I've heard about local breweries and chocolate makers teaming…Continue

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Jennifer Smith replied to Melanie Boudar's discussion Lightly used polycarbonate molds in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi Melanie, I am interested in the molds.  Can you send pics to Jennifer@ExVotoChocolates.com? I would like seeing the magnetic molds, citrus slices, swirly rounds, hen and bear. Thank you, Jennifer"
Oct 25
Jennifer Smith replied to Beth Bromund's discussion Grinding & winnowing in the group Startup Central
"Hi Milford - I would also like info on your winnower. Please send it to thetrufflebar@gmai.com. Think you!"
Aug 8
Jennifer Smith replied to Jennifer Smith's discussion Cocoa Shell Infusion
"Thanks for the responses. I'm so glad I asked. I appreciate the info and I'm going to try the glow in the dark trick:)"
Aug 7
Sebastian replied to Jennifer Smith's discussion Cocoa Shell Infusion
"Not so much polyphenols in the shell, there's a ton of fiber, and a good bit of theobromine.  I know BC's process quite well.  While it's better in principle than chewing up broken mercury thermometers, it was never…"
Aug 6
Sebastian replied to Jennifer Smith's discussion Cocoa Shell Infusion
"Yeah, we have a funny aversion to kidney failure and heavy metal poisoning.  Odd collection of birds we have here."
Aug 6
Jonathan Edelson replied to Jennifer Smith's discussion Cocoa Shell Infusion
"By shell, I think you mean the husk of the cacao nib, and not the outside of the pod. My understanding is that cocoa husk concentrates a bunch of the stuff you don't want in chocolate, including lead from the environment. Apparently the husk…"
Aug 5
Jennifer Smith replied to Jennifer Smith's discussion Cocoa Shell Infusion
"Thanks Sebastian.  I guess people on The Chocolate Life aren't into cocoa shell infusions either."
Aug 5
Sebastian replied to Jennifer Smith's discussion Cocoa Shell Infusion
"It's probably the last thing you want to do.  Shells are where most of the mycotoxins, aflatoxins, lead, salmonella, and bad things (tm) collect on the bean.  highly discouraged."
Aug 5
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Cocoa Shell Infusion

I recently read a bit about cocoa shell infusions and I was wondering if anyone on this forum had any experience or comments about this?  I've heard about local breweries and chocolate makers teaming up to make beer with the cocoa shells and now I have read about drinks made from infusing the cocoa shells in milk, etc.  After picking through bags of cocoa beans and finding all sorts of stuff (hair, etc.) I can't imagine wanting to drink an infusion made of the shells.  Will someone enlighten me?See More
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Home Brew Chocolate

This group is for ChocolateLife members making, or who are interested in making, chocolate from the bean."Home Brew" means you haven't gone out and spent millions-you're mixing and matching (and making) what it takes to make it work.See More
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Jennifer Smith replied to Maggie Calpin's discussion For Sale: Barely Used Refrigerated Candy Case in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Where r u located?"
Jun 13
Jennifer Smith replied to Dorothy Rackley's discussion Chocolate Courses - any updates?
"Hi Dorothy, I have taken both Ecole Chocolat's and SFBI chocolate courses.  They are good courses, but you will not work with any tempering or enrobing machines in these courses.  You also won't learn any recipe development at…"
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Jennifer Smith replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Hi David and Leslie, I have really enjoyed your posts.  It has been very enlightening for me as I begin my chocolate journey (not b2b for me).  I would be interested in providing feedback on your chocolate.  Please email me at…"
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Jennifer Smith replied to DENNIS DUFFY's discussion For Sale in COLORADO ** Complete small scale chocolate/candy manufacturing operation in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Is this equipment still available?"
Mar 30

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