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Which is the finest Variety

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sabastion Apr 7, 2011. 4 Replies

Where can I get a full description of each of these Varieties and  identify the finest ones.I have these options for planning and want to make sure I plant the finest of them..   The varieties…Continue

Epuipment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ice Blocks! Apr 9, 2011. 11 Replies

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

 

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May 27, 2013
Ice Blocks! replied to Sabastion's discussion Epuipment
"Your in luck. Below is a small production line that someone need to get rid of.   http://www.actrader.com.au/ProductionLines/ChocolateProduction/ChocolateProductionLine.html   I've seen pretty good butter recovery from a simple…"
Apr 9, 2011
Sabastion replied to Sabastion's discussion Epuipment
"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."
Apr 7, 2011
Clay Gordon replied to Sabastion's discussion Epuipment
"Sebastion: Before it's possible to answer this question it's important to know exactly what you want to produce and in what quantities: Nib Liquor (how refined?) Butter Powder Finished chocolate :: Clay"
Apr 7, 2011
Sabastion replied to Sabastion's discussion Epuipment
"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…"
Apr 7, 2011
Sabastion replied to Sabastion's discussion Which is the finest Variety
"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?"
Apr 7, 2011
Clay Gordon replied to Sabastion's discussion Epuipment
"Sebastion: 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…"
Apr 7, 2011
Sebastian replied to Sabastion's discussion Which is the finest Variety
"'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…"
Apr 6, 2011
Sabastion replied to Sabastion's discussion Which is the finest Variety
"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…"
Apr 6, 2011
Sabastion replied to Sabastion's discussion Epuipment
"Thanks for the info. I am trying to set up for about $160,000. So the Auctioin house is called "Rabin Auction House"."
Apr 6, 2011
Sebastian replied to Sabastion's discussion Epuipment
"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…"
Apr 6, 2011
Sebastian replied to Sabastion's discussion Epuipment
"Process what? Liquor?  Chocolate?  It's very inexpensive to make a widower, but the legal implications are significant..."
Apr 6, 2011
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Epuipment

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
Apr 6, 2011
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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
the smell of cocoa bean roasting in my grand-pap's kitchen. Then watching pound away at the beans in a morta.
My favorite chocolate is:
I love coco tea.

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