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Books on chocolate production

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirke Jan 18, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi there! Could anybody advise me on book that would be good to read on the production of chocolate, tempering, conching everything one needs to know on making chocolate and where to get them. amazon…Continue

Molds!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karlien Jan 13, 2011. 6 Replies

Hi there, Can anybody help me with a good contact for good molds? Regards,KarlienContinue

Roasting machine advise

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rifat Tuzcuoglu Nov 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Dear all, We are looking at roasters at the moment and suppliers seem to differ on their opinions on roasting machines. The Ambex roaster YM-15 says it can with small adjustments roast cocoa beans.…Continue

Bean to bar in Africa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jcandy Dec 9, 2010. 6 Replies

Good day all , We are in the process of putting together the only bean to bar processing in South Africa. I will be traveling to Scotland, London and Florida in January 2011 between the 9th and the…Continue

 

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Rifat Tuzcuoglu replied to Karlien's discussion Roasting machine advise
Nov 13, 2012
Robert Cabeca and Karlien are now friends
Nov 28, 2011
Dirke replied to Karlien's discussion Books on chocolate production
"I found Amazon has a huge selection, you might be looking in the wrong area? Look for books from Rechuitti, that is my favorite and hope I spelled his name right. You will undoubtly be connected with other choice once you make a hit and then it will…"
Jan 18, 2011
Karlien replied to Karlien's discussion Molds!
"Thank you so much for the information and your opinion it is much appreciated!  I am visitng FL in early Feb and would love to taste your chocolate maybe learn more about it, your operation etc.  Where would i be able to buy some of…"
Jan 13, 2011
E. Rose replied to Karlien's discussion Molds!
"Hi Karlien!I have just published a new post on my blog on "how to make Valentines chocolates" - you can check here my recommendations for molds chocolate treats for chocoholics.For unique Valentines chocolate gift ideas - click…"
Jan 13, 2011
George Trejo replied to Karlien's discussion Molds!
"I've used a few different brands of molds, my favorite by far are Chocolate World molds. They are available from Tomric by special order, or chocolat-chocolat.com which has a good number in stock.   My least favorite are the Tomric molds…"
Jan 12, 2011
Karlien posted a discussion

Books on chocolate production

Hi there! Could anybody advise me on book that would be good to read on the production of chocolate, tempering, conching everything one needs to know on making chocolate and where to get them. amazon does not have a great variety.... Thanks for the help! much appreciated KarlienSee More
Jan 12, 2011
Karlien replied to Karlien's discussion Molds!
"Thanks so much i will contact them.  I looked at molds from india a while back but cant seem to find the website again.... they make custom molds also and seem to be quite reasonably priced. Do you have any contacts from there?"
Jan 12, 2011
Andre Costa replied to Karlien's discussion Molds!
"Hi Karlien. Check out: Chocolat-Chocolat (http://www.chocolat-chocolat.com/) - Canada, JB Prince (www.jbprince.com) - New York   I have some other companies, but they are on my favorites back home. I will add them later today, unless someone…"
Jan 11, 2011
Casey Hickey replied to Karlien's discussion Molds!
"I actually have some molds i'm no longer using, if you are interested. these are the magnetic type that allow you to insert a texture or transfer sheet. they are rectangular shaped with inverted, curved corners. if you have any interest, email…"
Jan 11, 2011
Karlien posted a discussion

Molds!

Hi there, Can anybody help me with a good contact for good molds? Regards,KarlienSee More
Jan 11, 2011
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Jan 4, 2011
Anthony Lange left a comment for Karlien
"Were you looking for organic sugar?"
Dec 22, 2010
Jcandy replied to Karlien's discussion Bean to bar in Africa
"I really don’t know about this. You can use the internet to find here many places in Africa who use these machines."
Dec 9, 2010
Karlien posted a discussion

Roasting machine advise

Dear all, We are looking at roasters at the moment and suppliers seem to differ on their opinions on roasting machines. The Ambex roaster YM-15 says it can with small adjustments roast cocoa beans.  Some other companies seems to think that this is not possible with the issue of direct and indirect heating. And then also the issue of gas and hot air. Have someone used the Ambex for cocoa bean roasting before? If so did it work or is the best option to get a roaster that is solely for cocoa the…See More
Dec 7, 2010
Karlien left a comment for Duffy Sheardown
"Great, i will let you know when exactly i will be visiting and then we can make arrengements with them from there? Karlien"
Dec 6, 2010

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eating it;)
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At 12:56pm on December 22, 2010, Anthony Lange said…
Were you looking for organic sugar?
At 4:05am on December 4, 2010, Duffy Sheardown said…
Hi Karlien,
My unit is in Cleethorpes which is in North East Lincolnshire. It's about 4 hours from London by train I think.
Duffy
 
 
 

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