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Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate

Started this discussion. Last reply by beth campbell Jan 4. 31 Replies

Kia ora Koutou!We have a small business in Aoteaora (NZ) hand making raw chocolate.  I would like to buy a stone grinder so I can start to work with the beans and also make a range of nut butters. …Continue

 

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beth campbell replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"thanks for saying it so clearly. I am with you too and may quote you if you don't mind.  "
Jan 4
Steven Shipler replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"Why no peanut butter?"
Aug 5, 2013
Andal Balu replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"Hi, Our CocoaTown equipment like ECGC-12SL melangers and ECGC-65A Grindeurs have been used by chocolatiers around the world to grind almonds, pistachios, cashews, macadamia nuts, walnuts etc. (except peanut butter) into nut butters, and to…"
Aug 2, 2013
David Gomes de Freitas replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"Do you know about "metate"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metate"
Aug 1, 2013
Koa Kahili replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"Every time I see a new package in the health food store with "Raw Chocolate" I just can not get into it.  Just a marketing ploy, not the best tasking chocolate or the most healthy chocolate.  And when ever I do buy a…"
Jul 26, 2013
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May 9, 2012
Pixie replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"Kia ora Kat, I just came accross your letter in the forum and was wondering how you got on with your business.  I also make raw choc in Nz (using butter and powder) but in the process of changing from bean to bar.  Did you do further…"
Apr 4, 2012
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Apr 4, 2012
Pixie replied to debra kleiman walter's discussion chocolate tempering machines
"Kia ora Debra, We are in Aotearoa (New Zealand)making Raw Chocolate and we also do not buy seed chocolate.  I am interested to find how you got on with your search for a tempering machine.  They are expensive to import over here and want…"
Oct 20, 2011
Ernesto Bugarin Pantua Jr. replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"Thanks again for the information Clay!"
Oct 4, 2011
Clay Gordon replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"There is a small export market for pods into the US, mainly for decorative floral applications. The pods must be fumigated, and because the supply chain is not as tightly integrated as it is in flowers, by the time the pods arrive they are way past…"
Oct 3, 2011
Ernesto Bugarin Pantua Jr. replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"yes bravo Clay, that was enlightening. Why don't the raw foodists eat the fresh cacao pods. Does anybody export fresh cacao pods for eating?"
Oct 3, 2011
Andal Balu replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"Hi Yvonne, Our customers are using the ECGC-65-A Grindeurs and Deluxe melangers for nut butters and are happy with the results. ECGC -65-A Grindeurs are easier to use and clean. They also have built in systems to prevent the motor from overheating.…"
Sep 30, 2011
Tom replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"Don't forget the sheering forces in the grinder will destroy the enzymes anyway, no matter what temperature it hits. I posted a link to an article in one thread a long time ago about protein breakdown under sheering forces. I am with…"
Sep 29, 2011
Clay Gordon replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"Yvonne, Matt Monarch is a very interesting character. The machine he is hyping is a Santha (Spectra) stone grinder from India. These have been used in the US (and around the world) as grinder/refiner/conches for years. I personally have been using…"
Sep 29, 2011
Yvonne Forsman replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"I just happened to watch a video about a stone grinder for nut butters and the guy said they also use it for chocolate. Here is the…"
Sep 29, 2011

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Creating something special to share with the community I live with.....
My favorite chocolate is:
Hine Moana

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At 2:06pm on February 17, 2011, Crucial Jade said…
~Pixie~
I would love to stay in touch so that we can support each other in our raw chocolate endeavors. I am happy to be connected! ; )
my website is www.crucialchocolate.com
At 3:17pm on February 13, 2011, Clay Gordon said…

Pixie:

I lived in NZ for three years (Wellington) and have been through Whakatane several times. There was no local chocolate industry when I lived there so I would love to know more about Hine Moana and what's going on in chocolate in NZ these days.

:: Clay

 
 
 

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