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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 Marie Schorp Dec 8. 6 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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Marie Schorp replied to John Duxbury's discussion Looking for inexpensive ways to stir caramel
"Hi! My store has a Savage stove with the largest copper kettle. You may want to know that it takes 3 hours of hand stirring to produce the caramel though.... BTW I was reading your post about fudge. I am new to the forum. Did anyone respond. I too…"
Dec 8
Jim Dutton replied to John Duxbury's discussion Adding melted chocolate to tempered chocolate
"I am adding a post to this thread on the over-crystallizing problem and ways to solve it.  Today I was using Valrhona Opalys to line 8 molds.  I have had problems with its thickening too much in the past, so was prepared--or so I…"
Dec 1
John Duxbury and Alek Dabo are now friends
Nov 25
Alek Dabo replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Thank you. I have sent you a friend request so that I can send you my address in a personal message and you can send me your bank details or Paypal or details for me to send the money. Alternatively, you can write ma at…"
Nov 25
John Duxbury replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"That will be fine with me. as long as the shipping is around $70.  Can you send me the shipping information?  Thanks, John"
Nov 25
Alek Dabo replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"I understand the issue now. I'll take it provided you include the shipping. Is this OK with you? Thanks. Alek"
Nov 24
John Duxbury replied to John Duxbury's discussion For Sale: Martellato Guitar Cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hello Alek.  I've attached 2 photos that show how the frames are attached to the base.  With the quick release pin (the one that's missing), you push on a release button and pull the pin out of the frame.  The way I have it…"
Nov 24
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…"
Nov 24
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."
Nov 21
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"
Nov 20
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…"
Nov 20
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"
Nov 20
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 "
Nov 20
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Nov 20
John Duxbury added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
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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
Nov 20
Brad Churchill and John Duxbury are now friends
Oct 18

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Dark, Milk, White
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Just starting the whole chocolate experience
My favorite chocolate is:
Callebaut and Peters
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