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losing temper w/tempering

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrea Bauer May 13, 2013. 11 Replies

Just starting out and am having a Very Challenging experience trying to temper properly!I bring the dark chocolate to 89 and it still does not have the beautiful glistening lookWhat on earth am I…Continue

 

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Andrea Bauer replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"Yes and feel free to contact me.  If you have a question, I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.   Andrea"
May 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"Thanks Andrea for all the tips, it is greatly appreciated. Can I friend you in case I have any more questions?  It is nice to talk to someone that is using the same chocolate as I am."
May 13, 2013
Andrea Bauer replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"OK, if the temperature ranges are working better, then make sure you are stirring a lot.  Your chocolate, as a mass, will not cool evenly.  Stirring often helps create the type of crystals you want and the stirring will help prevent uneven…"
May 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"Thanks Andrea!  I did have better luck using your method of heating, dropping temp and reheating but it still had bloom, just not as bad.  I tried this method to see if there would be a major difference and there definitely was.  The…"
May 13, 2013
Andrea Bauer replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"Julie, I posted a reply some time ago and saw some additional posts over the last few days.  I have to say, I know there are a variety of ways people temper their chocolate, but I am a bit confused about your method.  Are you…"
May 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"Andy, Thank you for your reply.  I am new to this and have been reading as much as possible but the temperatures vary for dark/semi-sweet chocolate from site to site so I have been trying to stay within the range I have been reading.  I…"
May 13, 2013
Andy Ciordia replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"Every chocolate is a little different so do a little research into what your chocolate really wants in temperature. Off the top of my head I know our 55% we hit 112 for melt, then down to 87 with seed, then working temps are about 90 and we notch up…"
May 13, 2013
Brad Churchill replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"Julie; You should put a request in to Clay, the owner of this site, to post a document on tempering chocolate, and make it available right on the home page.   You aren't even close with your temperatures.   Brad"
May 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"I am with you Maggie!  I have been trying to temper dark chocolate as well and am having all kinds of problems.  I bring my chocolate up to 115 then I add 25% seed chocolate and bring it down to 90 to work with it.  I am wondering if…"
May 12, 2013
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Apr 1, 2013
Andrea Bauer replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"First thing to do is make sure your thermometer is reading correctly.  You'll need to test that.  Assuming the range of your thermometer is large enough you can test it in boiling water (unless it is an IR…"
Mar 23, 2013
cheebs replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"What high-low temperatures are you reaching?  Also, 89 seems a little low for a working temp for dark chocolate.  Try 91-92."
Mar 22, 2013
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losing temper w/tempering

Just starting out and am having a Very Challenging experience trying to temper properly!I bring the dark chocolate to 89 and it still does not have the beautiful glistening lookWhat on earth am I doing wrong?????Please HELPSee More
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