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Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Jul 12, 2012. 17 Replies

Hello!I'm new to this, so will welcome any advice.I'm tempering by hand, using a double pan, recently using tempering aid but have also used the "adding extra chocolate to seed" method.I have fairly…Continue

 

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Dec 17, 2012
Tony replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"Hi Arthur, I thought I'd give an update. I took your advice - I have made a cooling place - I put sides below a work table, and fitted a portable air conditioner in it with a vent to outdoors for the warm air part. (I also had to take the air…"
Jul 12, 2012
Ernesto Bugarin Pantua Jr. replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"Thanks Paul,  Yes im using this procedure and i am getting the condensation because we pack them right after we get them from the freezer."
Jul 12, 2012
Omar Forastero replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"Hi Arthur,   Do you know if the humidity meter is ISO certified? Thanks Omar"
Jun 2, 2012
Tony replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"Hi Arthur, That is really interesting, you obviously are an expert. Thanks for the link too. As you may have gathered from my previous post, I'm not a youngster, and in my previous work I have always tried hard to know the theory behind the…"
Jun 1, 2012
Arthur Zukayev replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"Hi Tony, In ideal world the chocolates should fall out of the mould when you flip it over, which is the result of using a right method: preheating mould, cooling at the right temperature and time, then demoulding. The way the cooling has to work…"
Jun 1, 2012
Tony replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"Hi Arthur, Thanks for the information - I did buy a cheap gadget to measure the humidity - but it is too cheap, I bought a second one and they are 10% different! So I think I will buy a more accurate one. Can you explain -cool "from 16 down to…"
May 31, 2012
Arthur Zukayev replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"What creates moisture/condensation- is when you have a difference between your room temperature and fridge(if an open type one) is more than 5C.  I personally would not put chocolate in a freezer even for 5 minutes because you are…"
May 31, 2012
Tony replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"Hi, Thanks, Paul, Sounds sensible advice. There is a lot to learn in this activity! All the best, Tony"
May 30, 2012
Paul Johnson replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"I make chocolate in Costa Rica.  We hand temper our chocolate and use a chest freezer to cool the chocolate.  Being a very warm humid environment, we encountered the same thing.  The best way to avoid condensation on your chocolate is…"
May 30, 2012
rene replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"no need to do that if you have well pre-crystallized chocolate. after moulding for 10min +8+10C fridge and that's it :)"
May 26, 2012
Tony replied to Tony's discussion Humidity? Too cold fridge? Problems with bloom
"That's good to know, Edward and thanks for the tip. I've been making casings for praline, so the thickness presumably is not a problem - but may be if I do thicker moldings, so I'll remember your tip. The problem is definitely sugar…"
May 26, 2012

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