Thank you for your reply. I live in a small town (Ruma) which is 50km northeast from Belgrade. I would like to start small-scale production of chocolate dipped pretzel rods (and pretzels). I need to organize production of pretzel…"
"Jim, i have been reading your post and i thank you for sharing your insights and experience. I am particualary interested in hearing more about you experiences production.
I went through your numbers and had a question :
you say you have
"congratulations. I am very interested in learning more about cacao in brazil. Eu trabalho com os cacaus venezolanos. Minha empresa importa cacao do alta calidade do venezuela para os estadus unidos. Vendemos muito a os fabricantes artesenal do…"
"cacao butter is extracted by pressing the cacao mass/liquor/paste. Either in an expeller press or hydraulic press to 'squeeze' the vegetable oil (cacao butter) from the cacao bean.
Once it comes out it can either be deodorized or…"
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
"Hello. I am currently in Venezuela sourcing the new origins for the next harvest. And came across your post.
Thanks clay for the support.
If the shell is roasted it is 'should' not be harmful or dangerous as long as the bean does not have…"
Thank you for your reply. I live in a small town (Ruma) which is 50km northeast from Belgrade. I would like to start small-scale production of chocolate dipped pretzel rods (and pretzels). I need to organize production of pretzel rods (dough mixing, extruding, baking..) as well as dipping in chocolate. I would appreciate any suggestion concerning small-scale/homemade production this type. For example, I've seen on the net that some producers use portable a/c for making homemade cooling tunnels. Similar ideas about chocolate tempering, melting, dipping, cooling would be more than welcome. I have limited resources for this plan so I have to improvise for the beginning.
I didn't write in Serbian because I wasn't sure you would understand. Sorry i was wrong.
I deleted my comment at the Start Up Central by mistake. I am going to post it again.
I am looking to buy bags of cacao beans starting on an intermittent basis and hopefully turning into a regular thing. Clay Gordon said I should contact you. I do import many foods, but I don't want to import the beans myself, but I do have trucks in various parts of the country I can pick up with. Please contact me.
801-531-8669 (office) I will be out of the office until tomorrow
e mail matt at caputosdeli dot com