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Linda Schiaffino
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Smaller scale chocolate production

Started Sep 18, 2012 0 Replies

I'm what might be called a 'micro-chocolatier', I have a small business that is growing and could grow much more if I stepped up my production but I'm not sure what kind of equipment to invest in. I…Continue

 

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Linda Schiaffino replied to Katie Perry's discussion truffles-- making in advance
"In my humble opinion, I don't think the wine fridge will be safe to store your truffles. I have dipped and held truffles for over  a week, in a 40degree fridge and have been safe with them. I think if you look into invertase or some other…"
Sep 18, 2012
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Smaller scale chocolate production

I'm what might be called a 'micro-chocolatier', I have a small business that is growing and could grow much more if I stepped up my production but I'm not sure what kind of equipment to invest in. I currently use a refurb X3210 which may/may not be calibrated 'perfectly'. I'd love to get a small enrober but that may be out of the question for now. I also make sea salt caramels, by hand, in a pot, and would love some recommendations on how to improve that process. Thank you in advance to all who…See More
Sep 18, 2012
Linda Schiaffino replied to Elaine Hsieh's discussion Can you store finished chocolates in a "cooling cabinet"?
"thank you, I'm going to try that!  "
Aug 17, 2011
Linda Schiaffino replied to Elaine Hsieh's discussion Can you store finished chocolates in a "cooling cabinet"?
"Sebastian, would you mind sharing how a fridge can be converted? My RH is less than 40%, ambient temp hovers at 68 but on almost all of my pieces I've got streaks. Thanks in advance..."
Aug 17, 2011
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Jan 2, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark, Milk, White
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Chocolatier's Workship at Cargill Cocoa
My favorite chocolate is:
Callebaut

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