Looking for small scale equipment to set up processing plan.Capacity of about 104 tons per year .(Roaster, grinder, and Dehulling/winnowing. Was thinking about pressing butter but so far all the…Continue
"Nib, Liquor, (as refined as possible), I wanted to do butter but have not been able to find a small press that cost effective. I must archive as much degree of processing of the beans so can to archive my business model."
Before it's possible to answer this question it's important to know exactly what you want to produce and in what quantities:
Liquor (how refined?)
"So in your opinion about how much could I produce per year for that initial investment?
The infrastructure is not a problem unlike here in the states our power on my island is much more stable. I will be doing most wiring and install my-self. I need…"
"Yes I do agree, nurture often beats nature the majority of the times. Also breaking the habits of frames can in most cases proved very difficult. Would you say that the varieties that I have if done right I will achieve fine finish product?"
Your budget is unrealistic.
You will not be able to produce this amount of finished chocolate for this money.
You may be able to purchase equipment used but it will most likely need extensive (and expensive) refurbishing.
One thing you…"
"'tis true, poor genetic stock will never result in good chocolate. however, simply having good genetic stock does not guarantee you'll get good chocolate. there are many many ways to completely screw it up 8-) good genetic…"
"I have few farmers that are already producing a few of the Varieties. So far they have been selling the bean to a few European buyers as flavoring beans. Seeing that this is my first attempt at growing and processing, I want to focus mostly on…"
"You're looking at handling, assuming you want to start from beans, about 10-12 tons of dry beans a month. You've moved out of the realm of hobbiest or artisinal shop, and into relatively large scale manufacture. I think…"
Looking for small scale equipment to set up processing plan.Capacity of about 104 tons per year .(Roaster, grinder, and Dehulling/winnowing. Was thinking about pressing butter but so far all the machines I have looked at are very costly) Looking for some feedback.See More