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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

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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

Need some input on X3210 and others. My knowledge of a seed is very little.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Jul 26, 2013. 1 Reply

I am brand new to The Chocolate Life. The main reason I made an account is to get on here and start talking with others to broaden my personal knowledge as well as help others whenever possible. Here…Continue

Tags: Cacao, Flavored, Machine, Temper, Homebrew

 

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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
Andrea Bauer replied to Steven Shipler's discussion Best way to melt Cacao Butter?
"Right on the cooktop - don't leave it unattended though. It melts quickly. I usually remove it when about half is melted and swirl it until the rest melts."
Mar 29
Adam G. replied to Steven Shipler's discussion Best way to melt Cacao Butter?
"Oven, lowest setting."
Mar 28
Steven Shipler posted a discussion

Best way to melt Cacao Butter?

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 as a liquid than a solid!Thank you so much!See More
Mar 28
Josh Mohagen replied to Steven Shipler's discussion FOR SALE: ChocoVision X3210 Tempering Machine in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"218- seven3one-12ninety Give me a call"
Mar 22
Steven Shipler replied to Steven Shipler's discussion FOR SALE: ChocoVision X3210 Tempering Machine in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Are you going to give me a call? There was a pretty big problem with your check."
Mar 21
Steven Shipler and Josh Mohagen are now friends
Mar 21
Steven Shipler replied to Steven Shipler's discussion FOR SALE: ChocoVision X3210 Tempering Machine in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"ill go check the mail right now actually "
Mar 21
Josh Mohagen replied to Steven Shipler's discussion FOR SALE: ChocoVision X3210 Tempering Machine in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hey Steven you get my check?"
Mar 21

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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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