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Fudge recipes

Started Oct 12 0 Replies

Hello All.  I'm just getting into making fudge and with the exception of Greweling's commercial recipes, I'm having difficulty locating additional recipes.  Any suggestions on good sites / books for…Continue

Using leaves as template for chocolate

Started Sep 19 0 Replies

Hello All.  I've just started making decorative leaves and I'd like to get some feedback on my selection.  I'm using Lemon Leaves (Salal leaves), and have been told that they're non-toxic.  I wash…Continue

Looking for inexpensive ways to stir caramel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirke Botsford Sep 12. 5 Replies

Hello All.  We're starting to do a fair amount of caramel business and it's very time consuming stirring a batch of caramel for an hour or so.  I'd love to have the $$$ to buy a Savage melter but…Continue

Thick chocolate while tempering

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Duxbury Jun 18. 7 Replies

Hello All.  I know this is something I should already know (probably have forgotten it a few times over!).  When tempering chocolate using my Delta machine, occasionally it becomes very thick just as…Continue

 

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Alek Dabo replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi John, Sorry, I was traveling. Back home now. I've just checked on USPS Click & Ship and the shipping will be $ 67. The frame that is fully wired, is it the narrow one (2cm approx.) ? Can you explain "The quick-change pin is missing…"
2 hours ago
John Duxbury replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hello Alek. The total weight of all pieces is 57 lbs."
Friday
John Duxbury replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Thanks Alek.  I have to take the guitar back to my house to use the scale.  I'll let you know the weight in the morning.  John"
Friday
Alek Dabo replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"It means Diplomatic Post Office  It is a Us address with a us zip and a US s postal tariff, but it needs to be well wrapped because it in fact goes abroad.  That's all.  We have a us account and will pay via transfer on…"
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John Duxbury replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Thanks Alek.  I'm not sure what a "dpo address" is.  Can you clarify?  John"
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Alek Dabo replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi John I am interested. How much would the shipping weight be?  It would be sent to a dpo address.  Thank you.  Alek "
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For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter

Hello All.  I purchased this Martellato guitar at the end of last season (used), and have not had enough volume to justify keeping it - I just use a caramel cutter and chefs knife.  I haven't used the guitar at all.  The 22.5 frame is fully wired but the other 2 frames need some wires replaced.  There are also 6 tuning pegs that are missing in total (never received them when I purchased the unit).  There's a small dent on the edge of the pick-up tray that I don't think will hamper the ganache…See More
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Oct 18
John Duxbury replied to Sam's discussion Which Chocolate Spray Gun to Purchase?
"The Krebs solutions look very interesting but I'm getting confused on the best model for a small shop, so my volume of spraying isn't that great.  I use colored cocoa butter, colored compound and thinned down chocolate, all at…"
Oct 13
John Duxbury posted a discussion

Fudge recipes

Hello All.  I'm just getting into making fudge and with the exception of Greweling's commercial recipes, I'm having difficulty locating additional recipes.  Any suggestions on good sites / books for commercial fudge recipes?  Thanks, JohnSee More
Oct 12
John Duxbury posted a discussion

Using leaves as template for chocolate

Hello All.  I've just started making decorative leaves and I'd like to get some feedback on my selection.  I'm using Lemon Leaves (Salal leaves), and have been told that they're non-toxic.  I wash and rinse them before covering with chocolate.  When the chocolate dries, I peel away the leaf and have an edible, chocolate leave.  Any one else using Lemon leaves for this process?  I just want to double check with the group for any safety issues that I may not be aware of?  Thanks for the help, JohnSee More
Sep 19
Dirke Botsford replied to John Duxbury's discussion Looking for inexpensive ways to stir caramel
"I cook all the sugars, corn syrups, butters etc together first and bring it up to 240 then add the creams then bring it back up again. Reduces the time by about 20 minutes for me. similar taste to a traditional caramel BUT not exactly the same. "
Sep 12
John Duxbury replied to John Duxbury's discussion Looking for inexpensive ways to stir caramel
"Thanks Larry. I do use sweetened condensed milk and I'll try your other suggestions."
Sep 10
Larry replied to John Duxbury's discussion Looking for inexpensive ways to stir caramel
"Using evaporated milk instead of regular milk would speed the process up because there is less liquid to evaporate. Same with sweetened condensed milk (although the brands of sweetened condensed milk I've checked don't have any protein;…"
Sep 10
John Duxbury replied to John Duxbury's discussion Looking for inexpensive ways to stir caramel
"Thanks Dirke.  I'm finding the same thing.  I just came back from the Philadelphia Candy Show and was talking to Savage Brothers about the same issue.  They don't see any other solution than buying a fairly expensive…"
Sep 9

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