"We are talking 12 degrees Centigrade?
This would be a problem.
On industrial moulding lines moulds (cavity side) are being heated up to 26-29C prior to pouring in tempered chocolate.
Tempered chocolate will contain a certain quantity of…"
"I would suggest that you:
a. Do a lot more reading about chocolate tempering.
b. Find a method that would be suitable to your situation.
c. Practice with chocolate to learn how to achieve the correct temper (this you can do with normal chocolate…"
"I'm afraid that you may need to do a bit more reading on the subject of chocolate tempering.
Putting things in a really simplified way:
1. In hot (over 40-45C) chocolate all the cocoa butter present will be melted, no crystals…"
"I will not comment on aging chocolate as a method of flavour development.
Yes you can take chocolate from the conche without tempering and mould it into big block using plastic trays(smaller 3-5kg blocks work better, easier to use later).…"
"I would suggest going to a chocolate store, talking with people who ran it about what you are trying to do and asking permission to interview their customers. If you offer to share your findings they may agree."
"I agree with Sebastian that it's very difficult to troubleshoot from distance (and across different unit systems).
I would suggest making a much smaller batch using just plain chocolate (so it can be remelted and reused) with current…"
"I must admitt that only now I realized what issue you are talking about. Photos in the first post had a lot of white spots (very small) and they looked like a result of water droplets or condensation.
Didn't know what to say as you seem to have…"
"If the temperature is 68F and humidity at 60%RH dew point will be 53F,
same temperature and 70%RH dew point at 57.5F and at 75%RH dew point at 59F.
If product surface temperature will be below dew point you will get condesation on the product…"
"What polish and varnish agents are you going to use?
Do you have a specification frm supplier for the application conditions?
I would guess that it would be extremely hard to use polish and varnish at these conditions effectively. This is…"