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Feb 24
Taylor added a discussion to the group Home Brew Chocolate

chalky flavour

Hi thereI have been working with two beans and one of them has a funny texture to it that I can't seem to get rid of. It is an Ecuador based bean, and ends up with a dry chalky taste to it no matter how long I refine for (longest so far is 30hrs on the Premier Wonder). I have added 15% cocoa butter to see if that may be it and that does not seem to help. The problem is almost a texture more than a flavour as the flavour in the chocolate is actually quite good, but it is smooth so it appears to…See More
Nov 25, 2013
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Taylor joined Clay Gordon's group

Home Brew Chocolate

This group is for ChocolateLife members making, or who are interested in making, chocolate from the bean."Home Brew" means you haven't gone out and spent millions-you're mixing and matching (and making) what it takes to make it work.See More
May 13, 2013
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Mar 24, 2013

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Dark, Milk, White?
Most memorable chocolate experience:
First taste of real chocolate...the discovery that the beans can have that much flavour and variety.
My favorite chocolate is:
Too many to list here...but I prefer fruit flavours in the chocolate.

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