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Machine to Measure Cocoa Power Fat Content

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark pennington Mar 27, 2011. 8 Replies

 Hi Everybody, I am looking for a piece of equipment that will allow me to measure the fat content of Cocoa Powder. I am working on a tight budget, any advice? Many…Continue

 

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mark pennington replied to Theobroma's discussion Machine to Measure Cocoa Power Fat Content
"Clay who do you work for? , you have great knowledge on all things chocolate. Regards Mark at Barry Callebaut Canada. mark_pennington@barry-callebaut.com 6043402403"
Mar 27, 2011
Mike replied to Theobroma's discussion Machine to Measure Cocoa Power Fat Content
"Seems like the most cost effective way is to send samples to a lab that already has the expensive equipment, then pay them per sample.  Unless you have hundreds of samples, it will be orders of magnitude cheaper than buying analytical gear…"
Mar 23, 2011
Theobroma replied to Theobroma's discussion Machine to Measure Cocoa Power Fat Content
"Thank you all for you help, I appreciate it."
Mar 22, 2011
Sebastian replied to Theobroma's discussion Machine to Measure Cocoa Power Fat Content
"There are lots of pieces of equipment that you can push a button and get an answer.  All of them are in excess of $30,000 USD."
Mar 21, 2011
Brad Churchill replied to Theobroma's discussion Machine to Measure Cocoa Power Fat Content
"I'm surprised nobody has asked this question:  Why do you want to?  Can you provide some background to the reason why you would need this information?"
Mar 21, 2011
Clay Gordon replied to Theobroma's discussion Machine to Measure Cocoa Power Fat Content
"Sebastian is right ... there is no inexpensive machinery to do this. You can either do the solvent extraction yourself (not recommended unless you are comfortable with bench chemistry and have the equipment already) or send it out to a lab for…"
Mar 21, 2011
Theobroma replied to Theobroma's discussion Machine to Measure Cocoa Power Fat Content
"Thanks for the advice.   But I was looking for something that would work at the push of a button.   Any manufactures come to mind?    "
Mar 21, 2011
Sebastian replied to Theobroma's discussion Machine to Measure Cocoa Power Fat Content
"There are no inexpensive pieces of equipment that i'm aware of that would give you fat results with a push of a button.  If you're comfortable around wet chemistry and appropriately equipped you might consider a solvent wash to…"
Mar 18, 2011
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Machine to Measure Cocoa Power Fat Content

 Hi Everybody, I am looking for a piece of equipment that will allow me to measure the fat content of Cocoa Powder. I am working on a tight budget, any advice? Many Thanks, Rajarajadarbari@hotmail.com See More
Mar 18, 2011
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