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cheebs's Discussions

Cocoa cake pulverizer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by cheebs Mar 11, 2011. 10 Replies

Help needed finding cake cutter wire in bulk!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Payton Aug 30, 2010. 7 Replies

Cement mixer as coating pan?

Started this discussion. Last reply by cheebs Mar 11, 2010. 7 Replies

 

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cheebs and Miguel Pujols are now friends
Monday
cheebs replied to Jim Cameron's discussion newby maybe stupid question
"I agree with Miguel about buying used equipment.  Unless it's refurbished or I was planning on refurbishing it, I wouldn't buy used.  This is the "rough service" stuff like a melangeur or conche/refiner.  Basic…"
Monday
cheebs replied to John Duxbury's discussion How to remove centers from a guitar - after cutting in the group Startup Central
Monday
cheebs replied to mary amsterdam's discussion warm weather shipping
"Mary, check out this extensive discussion on warm-weather shipping: http://www.thechocolatelife.com/forum/topics/summer-shipping-tips-tricks"
Jul 17
cheebs replied to Frank Schmidt's discussion Table-top Conching Machine?? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Holy Old Post Batman!  Haha! I have no problem sharing my sugar supplier, however they are (as am I) located in Guatemala, which might make things a little complicated. "
Jul 10
cheebs replied to Meira Neggaz's discussion Panning
"This is by far one of the best contributions anyone has made here on TCL.  Thank you for this.  For a beginner panner this is invaluable information."
Jul 2
cheebs replied to Ismael Neggaz's discussion Airbrushing chocolate molds
"Cocoa Butter.  The other stuff is for cakes mostly."
Jun 25
cheebs replied to Roger Rolf's discussion Cremini
"A cremino is just a 3-layer stack of white, milk and dark chocolate gianduja.  Some chefs vary the type of nuts, but traditional Italian Cremini are normally done with hazelnuts."
Jun 16

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Making my first batch of chocolate directly from the beans.
My favorite chocolate is:
Las Acacias Estate, 70% Pure Cacao, made by yours truly

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At 10:39am on January 23, 2011, Vera Hofman said…
Dear Cheebs,
What a lovely surprise to get a message from Guatemala! Nice to hear you like Kees' Metropolitan Deli. Next time when you visit The Netherlands (or maybe Le Salon in Paris?) please let me know. I just took a look at your website. Beautiful bombones and packaging! And of course I'm very curious about your chocolate! Although I already tasted 478 different kinds of dark chocolate I've never tasted a single origin from Guatemala. So I would love to order some bars. Could you please send me a mail to arrange this? The chocolate world is a small world: I was at Valrhona's Ecole summer 2003...and you met Paul de Bondt I read...also a chocolate friend of mine. He did a couple of workshops for Original Beans.
Chocolove, Vera
At 9:39am on November 9, 2010, Vercruysse Geert said…
Hello Carlos,
Nice to see your back in your country, and how did you arrange in The Netherlands?
Greetings,
Geert
At 3:04pm on April 23, 2010, Vercruysse Geert said…
Hello Cheebs,
thanks for your invitation to be your friend, I do like your pictures and I see you make chocolate your self. Great work and if you should be in Paris sometime lets have contact...)
Geert Vercruysse
www.patisserievercruysse.be
At 11:57pm on October 18, 2009, John Q. Stewart said…
I like the Bars in the profile shot.
At 7:00pm on October 9, 2009, Daniel Keadle said…
Yes thats me. 9 Years(1968to1976).American School and Vista Hermosa 2
What makes you ask?
At 5:33pm on September 9, 2009, N Y said…
hola Cheebs,

Thank you so much for your helpful feedback... and sending me the link to the demo on how to color the mold/ truffles. Will also look into the Badger airbrushes.

Gracias para todo...

Jair
At 3:43pm on February 23, 2009, Duffy Sheardown said…
Hi Cheebs,
Never mind. Milk chocolate it is for this batch and I will try and find a better supplier next time.
Thanks,
Duffy
At 9:57am on February 23, 2009, Duffy Sheardown said…
Hi Cheebs,
Are you based in Antigua? I bought beans from Tostaduria coffee shop there and am interested to find out if they are fermented or not. Do you have any idea?
Thanks
At 12:02am on February 17, 2009, IslaReina said…
Hi! Are you associated with Danta Chocolate? I just left a message on that website about the possibility of a tour.
At 7:09am on January 15, 2009, Duffy Sheardown said…
Hi Cheebs,
Very annoyed that I didn't find Jorge Rademann when in Guatemala before Christmas! Does he sell beans? Are you selling your lovely-looking chocolate/s yet?
Thanks,
Duffy
 
 
 

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