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Time allotment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Sayers Jan 30, 2013. 2 Replies

I have been doing some preliminary research into home brewing chocolate set up. My question referes to time allotment for each step in the process using the following equipment,Behmor…Continue

 

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International Chocolate Awards

The International Chocolate Awards aims to highlight the best in fine chocolate to consumers by judging bars and filled chocolates (bonbons, pralines, ganaches) in national and regional rounds with a Grand Final judging the best of the best. The first year, 2012 included rounds in Italy, the UK, the USA with the first year’s Grand Final in the UK in October, coinciding with Chocolate Week. 2013 added an Israeli national competition and other country rounds are in development.Entries to the…See More
May 19, 2013
Kelly Sayers commented on Shelley Bolton's blog post tempering machines in Canada
"Thats great to know Im glad to hear it can be done, I know doing it after the fact can difficult sometimes.  Your place looks great, I ll have to check it out next time Im in Van which should be early June. -Kelly"
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Kelly Sayers commented on Shelley Bolton's blog post tempering machines in Canada
"Hi Shelley, Did you ever have luck with the CSA approval? -Kelly"
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Kelly Sayers commented on Clay Gordon's group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hello all, Has anyone ever had experience with a "chocotec 20" tempering machine? If so could you tell me something about it.. I can't seem to find any information on it. Thanks so much"
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"Hey Kelly.  Thanks for the note.  I'm glad my contributions are being read, and I hope you are able to make use of some of my advice.  Cheers.  Oh... give me some head's up when you come out to visit.  I now have 3…"
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"Thanks Gap"
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Kelly Sayers commented on Clay Gordon's group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hello, Does anyone have any experience with the Premier wet grinders both the 1.5 liter and the 2L tilting models ? "
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Feb 3, 2013
Kelly Sayers replied to Kelly Sayers's discussion Time allotment
"Hi Gap, I really appreciate your post! great stuff and from my limited experience and reading I have come up with similar times. Im glad you made a point on the little dipper machine because Im very close to purchasing an analog model. On the…"
Jan 30, 2013
Gap replied to Kelly Sayers's discussion Time allotment
"Kelly - this is a bit like asking how long a piece of string is but I'll try and give some guidance from my (limited) experience. I seem to remember the Behomer Roaster has a 2lb - 2 1/2lb capacity and the times seem to be roughly 16-20…"
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Jan 30, 2013
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Time allotment

I have been doing some preliminary research into home brewing chocolate set up. My question referes to time allotment for each step in the process using the following equipment,Behmor RoasterCrankanstein CrackerHome Made WinnowerPregrinderSpectra 11 MelangerLittle dipper temperIf anyone has any suggestions or other forums to point me to please by all mean and any help is appreciated. Im costing and would like to know approximate times on say 20lbs of cocoa.See More
Jan 30, 2013
Kelly Sayers replied to eileen h.'s discussion Chocolate Bar Cardboard box
"Fantastic Marc! thanks for the information I ll direct message you when Im closer to my packaging needs.  Thanks again, Kelly"
Jan 28, 2013
Kelly Sayers replied to eileen h.'s discussion Chocolate Bar Cardboard box
"I would also be interested in that option however I am in the very beginning stages and would be looking purely for informational purposes right now. Thanks Marc"
Jan 27, 2013

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Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
My first experience with single origin chocolate. Soma Chocolates.
My favorite chocolate is:
favorite bar right now is Rozsavolgyi Csokolade Sur del Lago

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At 9:46pm on February 13, 2013, Brad Churchill said…

Hey Kelly.  Thanks for the note.  I'm glad my contributions are being read, and I hope you are able to make use of some of my advice.  Cheers.  Oh... give me some head's up when you come out to visit.  I now have 3 locations and am quite often now out enjoying the mountains.  My staff do a great job of running the day to day operations.

 
 
 

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