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Chocolate Thermometers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rosie Apr 16, 2012. 9 Replies

Metal Mold Refinishing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Kurz Jan 10, 2010. 8 Replies

Hello, Everyone!

Started this discussion. Last reply by helmut placek Apr 13, 2009. 1 Reply

 

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Rosie replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Chocolate Thermometers
"I'm also an advocat of the infrared thermometer! After fiddling with a slow probe thermometer for a couple months i got so frustrated that infrared was the only way to go! I purchased a Fluke Mini 62 for just under 90$cnd on eBay it was some of…"
Apr 16, 2012
rene replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Chocolate Thermometers
"I have learned that tempering is not proper term. the right term would be pre-crystallisation, because the stable beeta crystals what we need to have in our chocolate, don't form and line up correctly because of temperature. temperature is not…"
Apr 9, 2012
Clay Gordon replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Chocolate Thermometers
"Steve - Thanks for following up and letting know everyone how things are going. Glad to know that the community was able to help you out. :: Clay"
Apr 8, 2012
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Easter 2012

"Much better than last year!"
Apr 8, 2012
Steve Kurz replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Chocolate Thermometers
"I know that this thread is a year old, but what a difference a year makes! I took your advice and purchased a quaity glass thermometer. I monitored the temperature faithfully. The bunnies came out fantastic! Each and every one of them! Thanks for…"
Apr 7, 2012
Steve Kurz posted a status
"I just wanted to say THANKS for the advice last year. I have just put the finishing touches on my Easter Bunnies. They came out fantastic!"
Apr 7, 2012
Robyn Wood replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Chocolate Thermometers
"When I first started learning to temper, I bought one of the glass chocolate thermometers, and it helped me greatly. Other people were using a regular metal thermometer, and I could never catch it before it got to hot. With the one specifically made…"
Apr 6, 2010
Steve Kurz replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Chocolate Thermometers
"Thanks for all of the quick replies! I guess I get to go shopping....electronically speaking, that is."
Apr 6, 2010
dale montondo replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Chocolate Thermometers
"Infrared here too. Stir, stir stir."
Apr 5, 2010
Kerry replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Chocolate Thermometers
"Yup, infrared for me too. I've got a couple of Coopers - some bigger ones and some little ones without the laser. They all work well. Barring that I use a Pyrex brand digital probe thermometer like this one.…"
Apr 5, 2010
Steve Kurz posted a discussion

Chocolate Thermometers

Ok, my tempering skills are not sharp. They are getting better but not there yet. I bought one of those paddle type of thermometers, but I am not happy with it. Is there any thermometer that is better than others? Digital over glass? Glass over digital? Brand or generic? As Vinny Barbarino would say... I am sooooo confused! Thank,Steve K.See More
Apr 5, 2010
Steve Kurz replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Metal Mold Refinishing
"That is exactly what I was looking for. I will definately contact them! Thanks!"
Jan 10, 2010
Ruth Atkinson Kendrick replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Metal Mold Refinishing
"You can get them re-tinned. http://www.metalcoatingcompany.com/history.html We were in the metal finishing business for years, but not in the tinning end of it. It is a hot dip process and they come out looking like new. I don't think it is all…"
Jan 9, 2010
Steve Kurz replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Metal Mold Refinishing
"Thanks for the info. I will try the polishing. Unfortunately, most of the molds are one-of-a-kind, or I just have not seen them anywhere. I am sure that there are lots of them out there. I have never seen polycarbonite versions of some of them."
Jan 9, 2010
Kerry replied to Steve Kurz's discussion Metal Mold Refinishing
"The little blemishes you see are called tin mite. You can try carefully polishing with some calcium carbonate powder (available in asian grocery stores) to try and remove them. If they are small enough they may not interfere too much with molding. I…"
Jan 8, 2010

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
Using my father's molds
My favorite chocolate is:
Nestle Eastchester

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