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What causes these swirls?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandy Phillips Jun 9. 4 Replies

Hello,My hubby and I have been making dairy, gluten and soy free 'milk" chocolate.  We've just started trying out a melanger and can't figure out what is causing the swirls in the pictures.  Here is…Continue

 

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Sandy Phillips replied to Sandy Phillips's discussion What causes these swirls?
"Thank you very much! :)"
Jun 9
Louwegi replied to Sandy Phillips's discussion What causes these swirls?
"It really all depends. Once our dark chocolate comes to temperature(88.7f in our case) we wait 10 minutes, and then test by dipping a piece of parchment paper in the chocolate. If there are any issues with setting up (streaks, etc) we wait a little…"
Jun 9
Sandy Phillips replied to Sandy Phillips's discussion What causes these swirls?
"Thanks Louwegi!  :) How long have you found it optimal to let it sit at 87?  It is getting agitated the whole time.  "
Jun 9
Louwegi replied to Sandy Phillips's discussion What causes these swirls?
"Did you pour as soon as it got to 87degrees ? Ive had issues with pouring right away, not allowing enough time for the correct crystal formations to proliferate. There can be pockets of perfectly tempered chocolate and not-so-well tempered in the…"
Jun 9
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What causes these swirls?

Hello,My hubby and I have been making dairy, gluten and soy free 'milk" chocolate.  We've just started trying out a melanger and can't figure out what is causing the swirls in the pictures.  Here is how we made these bars:Melted the chocolate and put it in a Santha 11Ground it in the Santha for 5 hoursPut it into the ACMC to reach 110, let it be at 110 for 20 minutes.Dropped it to 83, then let it be at 83 for 20 minutes.Pulled it back up to 87 and put it in the molds.  There were 7 out of 17…See More
Jun 9
Sandy Phillips replied to Adam G.'s discussion Santha Spectra 11 Chocolate Melanger in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi Adam, I will take it and I am in Austin, TX as well so we can pick it up from you.  What is your contact information please?   Thanks!"
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This is the group where ChocolateLife members can A) Advertise USED equipment for sale to other ChocolateLife members. B) Let other ChocolateLife members know that they are looking for equipment (new or used).See More
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Making dairy free magic shell by mistake!
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NoCowNoHow
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