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Thomas Snyder
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  • Richland, WA
  • United States
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Seeking inspiration for pairing...

Started Apr 25, 2013 0 Replies

So, I've got this really cool recipe in a book I got, and I really want to change it a bit to make it my own. The original is a teardrop shaped container made from white chocolate, filled with…Continue

Almond Paste: Make it or buy it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Giovanna Apr 15, 2013. 5 Replies

So, I'm looking at some recipes using Almond Paste, and I'm not sure which would be better, making my own or buying it.How about you guys? What do you do for your almond paste? Do you go ALL…Continue

Chomping at the bit, but I'd like some advice first...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Snyder Apr 5, 2013. 8 Replies

So, I've got a decent amount set aside to order the equipment I need for small scale bean-to-bar production, but I wanted to get some advice before ordering well over a thousand bucks worth of…Continue

Deoderized or natural?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Snyder Mar 27, 2013. 5 Replies

So, I'm looking into the first purchases I'll need for bean-to-bar production, and I'm not sure which kind of cocoa butter I should get... The deodorized is only $15 more than the un-deodorized (for…Continue

 

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Thomas Snyder replied to Thomas Snyder's discussion Chocolate Equipment for sale in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Thank you for the extra information and links, Tim!"
Sep 8
Tim Snyder replied to Thomas Snyder's discussion Chocolate Equipment for sale in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"I just wanted to add a bit of information on the molds. There are four designs with a total of just over 100 cavities of each. All four designs are 13-14 gram pieces. Links to each mold from the manufacturer's…"
Sep 8
Dave Huston replied to Thomas Snyder's discussion Chocolate Equipment for sale in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hey Thomas, I'd be interested in your Spectra 11.  How much are you thinking of selling it for?  When did you purchase it?  Does it have one or two scraper arms?  How much has it been used?  Etc. etc etc.  You can…"
Sep 7
Thomas Snyder and Greg D'Alesandre are now friends
Sep 6
Thomas Snyder added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
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Chocolate Equipment for sale

I'm selling my equipment and moving to a farm to work in their Farm-To-Table restaurant.I have everything needed for small scale bean to bar production (except a roaster, but I just used an oven). Some of it has never actually been used as I also received a LARGE amount of already cracked and winnowed beans with the melange, and things never happened to get more beans.Crankandstein Cocoa Mill w\wooden base ($200 retail) UNUSEDSlyph Winnower ($195 retail) UNUSEDSpectra 11 ($479 retail) light…See More
Sep 6
Paul DeFruscio and Thomas Snyder are now friends
Jun 2
Thomas Snyder replied to Paul DeFruscio's discussion Medical Marijuana / Chocolate please share your experiences
"That's pretty slick. :)"
Jun 1
Thomas Snyder replied to Paul DeFruscio's discussion Medical Marijuana / Chocolate please share your experiences
"Sure, send me a pm and we can discuss that in private. The little elf is my daughter during her first Christmas. :) That bar looks interesting. I've been pretty disappointed at everything called "chocolate" I have seen here in…"
Jun 1
Thomas Snyder replied to Paul DeFruscio's discussion Medical Marijuana / Chocolate please share your experiences
"I do not currently have any practical experience making THC infused chocolates, but I have been looking into it pretty hard. I've done plenty of infused outlets and butters for medical purposes, but never cocoa butter. Being in Washington, I…"
Jun 1
Thomas Snyder and Mark Gerrits are now friends
Jun 1
Thomas Snyder replied to Max McConaghay's discussion CONFECTIONARY COATING PAN ATTACHMENT (CONFECTIONARY PANNER ATTACHMENT) in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"I know I'm third in line to say I want to purchase this, but I want it too!!! If the other two people don't pan out, you can email me at cornerstonegourmetcandies@gmail.com Thanks!! ~Tom"
May 22, 2013
Thomas Snyder replied to Clarah Manuhwa's discussion financing a chocolate shop
"Well, there's a LOT of variables here. Are you purchasing the land and building for your location, or are you planning on renting? Are you putting the kitchen into the location, or is there already one there? Are you planning on making…"
May 20, 2013
Thomas Snyder replied to cheryl starr's discussion packaging
"I'm pretty simple with my packaging. I use this box for most of my chocolates. I put 8 of my truffles in it. Each of them are around 15-16 grams, so it ends up being just shy of 5 oz most of the time. I have the other larger windowed box, but I…"
May 11, 2013
Thomas Snyder replied to Karen Blueberry's discussion Washing Strawberries
"Honestly, I haven't thought about it much... I've only done them a couple of times. Today was probably the fourth batch of 5lbs that I've dipped so far..."
May 10, 2013
Thomas Snyder replied to Karen Blueberry's discussion Washing Strawberries
"I usually wash gently in a colander and dry with multiple paper towels. I get a little excessive with it, but I can't afford to waste chocolate. lol. "
May 9, 2013
Thomas Snyder replied to Corey Meyer's discussion Outdoor market
"I seem to remember one guy here saying that he used an insulated cambro like this one with ice in the bottom for his back-stock, and a hotel pan with ice in it to display his individual chocolates. I'm in the same boat you are. Our first…"
May 5, 2013

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark, Milk, White
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Seeing people's eyes light up and roll in the back of their heads when they taste one of my chocolates for the first time...
My favorite chocolate is:
Milk chocolate

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