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I just wanted to show my new website and get some feedback!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clement Olando Bobb on Friday. 6 Replies

Just uploaded my new website! I wanted to get some feedback on what you all think of it!The url is www.stonegrindz.comWe have been working…Continue

Tags: www.stonegrindz.com, grindz, stone, bar, chocolate

Best way to melt Cacao Butter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gap Apr 3. 9 Replies

Just curious what is the best way people have found to melt down the cacao butter without the use of water or a microwave? Just looking to elongate the life of my grinders and I would rather it go in…Continue

Tags: way, share, thank, you, best

In need of a starting roast profile for these 3 test origins for my company.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Shipler Mar 6. 3 Replies

So I run a small business making chocolate bars, and I have some samples of some beans that I was just hoping someone could give me a starting roast profile for so I can get it as close to the…Continue

Tags: Trinitario, Sambirano, Profile, Nacional, Arriba

Cocoa town and Chocolate 70% and below Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Shipler Jul 26, 2013. 3 Replies

So I have been running chocolate in my Cocoa town, and we do a few 60% bars and a couple 70% bars. I have noticed that at a certain point the chocolate+sugar will get thick enough that the wheels…Continue

Tags: sweet, semi, dark, chocolate, Cocoatown

 

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Clement Olando Bobb replied to Steven Shipler's discussion I just wanted to show my new website and get some feedback!
"I see no flaws. I like the site very much. Kinda jumps at you, and gets to the point: 'We are real good at what we do'! Congratulations !!!"
Friday
Clement Olando Bobb liked Steven Shipler's discussion I just wanted to show my new website and get some feedback!
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José Crespo replied to Steven Shipler's discussion I just wanted to show my new website and get some feedback!
"Looks great! Love the rolling hi-res pictures. You should consider accepting bitcoin as payment. Bitcoin payments can be done a processor like Bitpay (https://bitpay.com). You actually never touch the digital currency, the processor deposits next…"
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Steven Shipler replied to Steven Shipler's discussion I just wanted to show my new website and get some feedback!
"Check it all out now!! I figured out how to just do edits on the mobile page specifically!!"
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Steven Shipler replied to Steven Shipler's discussion I just wanted to show my new website and get some feedback!
"Yeah the $7 symbols I created in photoshop and they look really nice on the computer but when it is on the phone it puts them at the bottom, I used them to cover the small $7.00 that the site automatically puts for the price of the item. Thank you…"
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Larry replied to Steven Shipler's discussion I just wanted to show my new website and get some feedback!
"Only one photo attached last time."
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Larry replied to Steven Shipler's discussion I just wanted to show my new website and get some feedback!
"I checked your site out on my iPhone. The home page is nice. It was difficult to get to where I could buy something. The reviews aren't spaced right for the phone width. I would make the review box a touch more narrow. On the page with the bats…"
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I just wanted to show my new website and get some feedback!

Just uploaded my new website! I wanted to get some feedback on what you all think of it!The url is www.stonegrindz.comWe have been working really hard on updating this, so be critical.Thank you so much!!See More
Friday
Gap replied to Steven Shipler's discussion Best way to melt Cacao Butter?
"That's a good point - I always chop mine before melting or use Mycryo which is in powdered form."
Apr 3
Naomi Prasad replied to Steven Shipler's discussion Best way to melt Cacao Butter?
"it has a melting point of 90 degrees. you can shave the desired amount from the block so it is very thin and will melt easily. use a double boiler or a dehydrator"
Apr 3
Steven Shipler and Trevor Smith are now friends
Apr 1
Gap replied to Steven Shipler's discussion Best way to melt Cacao Butter?
"I have mine on medium high and stir constantly. It melts quick. Just take it off when almost done."
Mar 30
Steven Shipler replied to Steven Shipler's discussion Best way to melt Cacao Butter?
"So if I am using an electric stove top and a sauce pan just the lowest setting probably?"
Mar 30
Gap replied to Steven Shipler's discussion Best way to melt Cacao Butter?
"I let it melt 95% and pull it off. Never burnt it."
Mar 29
Steven Shipler replied to Steven Shipler's discussion Best way to melt Cacao Butter?
"And this wont burn it? Just put it on the lowest setting like Adam said for in the oven? I am more or less looking for efficiency and this may be quicker? I will have to try both I suppose! So let it melt half way then pult it off and let it finish…"
Mar 29
Gap replied to Steven Shipler's discussion Best way to melt Cacao Butter?
"Yep, I put mine in a saucepan and melt over a gas cooker/flame."
Mar 29

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
When I made my first chocolate bar, and it was the worst thing I had ever tasted... It has been a long road!!
My favorite chocolate is:
Criollo Variety 70%

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