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Kane Dijkman
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  • Pacifica, CA
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Kane Dijkman replied to Isaac Ekblad's discussion Problem tempering with Chocovision Rev 2 in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"I had this exact problem. I have not been able to get a my cacao+sugar batches to temper just with the Rev 2 but i have gotten very good results with the following tweaks: 1. set the high heat to 118 (helps make sure all the crystals go away) 2.…"
Dec 8
Kane Dijkman replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Cacao beans by the pound. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hey Rom, congrats on getting your store open! What roasting profile do you use for your beans? Is it the same for all of them? Cheers, Kane"
Feb 4
Kane Dijkman joined Clay Gordon's group
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Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted

This is the group where ChocolateLife members can A) Advertise USED equipment for sale to other ChocolateLife members. B) Let other ChocolateLife members know that they are looking for equipment (new or used).See More
Feb 4
Kane Dijkman replied to Freddo's discussion Freezing beans as a storage option in the group Startup Central
"If you are interested in non-fumgant solutions you may find this post from Chocolate Alchemy interesting... http://chocolatealchemy.com/2010/08/23/dry-ice-for-storage-of-cocoa-beans/"
Dec 18, 2013
Kane Dijkman replied to Freddo's discussion Freezing beans as a storage option in the group Startup Central
"I don't have any thoughts on whether your storage idea would work, but I am curious to know how you treated the beans? While my quantities are much lower, hobbyist only at this point, I have had issues with some moths and recently started…"
Dec 18, 2013
Kane Dijkman joined Clay Gordon's group
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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
Nov 20, 2013
Kane Dijkman replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"David, I love the name! Congrats on getting the space leased. Huge step right there."
Oct 27, 2013
Kane Dijkman replied to Need beans's discussion Dust Deputy for winnower
"Check out this video from another Chocolate Life member: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QfNPoaPKoQ"
Sep 26, 2013
Kane Dijkman joined Clay Gordon's group
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Startup Central

Are you looking to start a chocolate business? Want to talk to others who've been there or done that - or have you been there and done it and want to share with others? This is the place to discuss it.See More
Sep 8, 2013
Kane Dijkman liked David Senk's discussion Shared Journey
Sep 8, 2013
Kane Dijkman replied to Graeme Bulluss's discussion Creating Detailed Moulds
"Any idea then how the folks Graeme links to can do this so cheaply?"
Dec 19, 2012
Kane Dijkman replied to Graeme Bulluss's discussion Creating Detailed Moulds
"Graeme, did you ever figure out what they are doing? Care to share if you have?"
Dec 18, 2012
Kane Dijkman replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Hands-on Bean-to-bar Chocolate School: Curriculum, Cost, and more
"I agree. I am sure there are plenty of issues that come up when you scale to a production level that a hobbyist would not be worried about. Everything from storage of the beans and completed chocolate to efficiencies you can leverage when making…"
Dec 17, 2012
Kane Dijkman replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Hands-on Bean-to-bar Chocolate School: Curriculum, Cost, and more
"Seems to me (as a beginner/hobbyist) that multiple classes might be good. One class that focuses on the "art" of making chocolate from bean and another that focuses on the business side of things. As a hobbyist I am currently most…"
Dec 17, 2012
Kane Dijkman commented on Bryan Graham's photo
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Our Custom Bar Molds

"You molds look great! And the bar design too. Are they vacuum formed or polycarbonate? Did you make the molds from the master yourself?"
Mar 4, 2012
Kane Dijkman was featured
Oct 24, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White?
Milk
Most memorable chocolate experience:
The first batch I ever made.
My favorite chocolate is:
Madécasse 63%

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