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Making chocolate at home

Started this discussion. Last reply by ROBERT ORFORD Jul 11, 2013. 8 Replies

Hi Everybody, I am interested in making chocolate at home from scratch, from roasting the cocoa bean to the chocolate bar. I live in the United Kingdom. UK, but making chocolate here is not so well…Continue

 

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Rochelle commented on ROBERT ORFORD's blog post Making Chocolate (small scale) at home
http://www.santhausa.com/Worldwide%20Orders2.htm I've had 2 Spectra 11 from these guys, and refined a good 700kg of chocolate in them and still going well. You will need to change the belts ever now and then."
Jul 13, 2013
ROBERT ORFORD replied to ROBERT ORFORD's discussion Making chocolate at home
"Hi Ben, Thanks very much, I appreciate all your help. Best Rob.  "
Jul 11, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to ROBERT ORFORD's discussion Making chocolate at home
"Yes, you'll want to make sure that it is well-winnowed. I just winnow and then put the winnowed nib into the melanger."
Jul 11, 2013
ROBERT ORFORD replied to ROBERT ORFORD's discussion Making chocolate at home
"Hi Ben, That sounds like a good idea, but would you have to be very careful in making sure all the 'husks' were removed from the roasted cocoa beans? I have seen the filter on the juicer produces the cocoa mass, but does also filter…"
Jul 10, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to ROBERT ORFORD's discussion Making chocolate at home
"If the juicer is to pre-grind the nibs before putting them in the melanger, I'd suggest skipping it altogether. You can put nibs directly into the melanger."
Jul 10, 2013
ROBERT ORFORD replied to ROBERT ORFORD's discussion Making chocolate at home
"Hi Brad, Thanks very much for the link, much appreciated!   Cheers Rob. "
Jul 10, 2013
Brad Churchill replied to ROBERT ORFORD's discussion Making chocolate at home
"There is a website solely dedicated to making chocolate at home.   It's www.ChocolateAlchemy.com   Cheers. Brad"
Jul 10, 2013
ROBERT ORFORD replied to ROBERT ORFORD's discussion Making chocolate at home
"Hi Ben, Thanks very much for the information on grinders. Is there any substitute for the ' giant juicer', I see there are many models on e-bay, but all seem to be USA based with expensive postage? Kind regards Robert."
Jul 9, 2013
Ben Rasmussen replied to ROBERT ORFORD's discussion Making chocolate at home
"I know that the Premiers work for making chocolate and I'd imagine the Butterfly would, as well. The Butterfly's 3-wheel configuration is pretty interesting as it basically doubles the grinding surface area."
Jul 9, 2013
Richard Vaughan (OneGoldenTicket commented on ROBERT ORFORD's blog post Making Chocolate (small scale) at home
"http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/ has a lot of good info on making chocolate at home.  The step by step details can be found with a list of links under the title "Alchemist's Notebook" (currrently on the right side of the…"
Jul 9, 2013
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Making Chocolate (small scale) at home

Hi Everybody,I am interested in making chocolate at home from scratch, from roasting the cocoa bean to the chocolate bar. I live in the United Kingdom. UK, but making chocolate here is not so well supported as in USA.I think, I have found a source of cocoa beans one-bay(cocoaman)UK, and also ‘giant juicer’, I think can be purchased via e-bay as well. There seems to be many models, but most are available in the USA, arethere any cheaper alternatives to the ‘giant juicer’?The last thing is the…See More
Jul 8, 2013
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Macking chocolate at home

Hi Everybody, I am interested in making chocolate at home from scratch, from roasting the cocoa bean to the chocolate bar. I live in the United Kingdom. UK, but making chocolate here is not so well supported as in USA.  I think, I have found a source of cocoa beans one-bay(cocoaman)UK, and also ‘giant juicer’, I think can be purchased via e-bay as well. There seems to be many models, but most are available in the USA, arethere any cheaper alternatives to the ‘giant juicer’? The last thing is…See More
Jul 6, 2013
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Making Chocolate (small scale) at home

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

Hi Everybody,

I am interested in making chocolate at home from scratch, from roasting the cocoa bean to the chocolate bar. I live in the United Kingdom. UK, but making chocolate here is not so well supported as in USA.

I think, I have found a source of cocoa beans on

e-bay(cocoaman)UK, and also ‘giant juicer’, I think can be purchased via e-bay as well. There seems to be many models, but most are available in the USA, are

there any cheaper alternatives to the…

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