All Videos Tagged conche (The Chocolate Life) - The Chocolate Life 2014-07-25T18:44:32Z http://www.thechocolatelife.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=conche&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Introducing Kleego - A Melter and Conche for bean-to-bar chocolate makers tag:www.thechocolatelife.com,2013-06-18:1978963:Video:173856 2013-06-18T00:45:26.991Z Clay Gordon http://www.thechocolatelife.com/profile/ClayGordon <a href="http://www.thechocolatelife.com/video/introducing-kleego"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/jnGKJh3gfcf2csrNX601l83t8bSaUDDTvlSHySG2d7DlBFtleflfFqmw-Dp5PdlDnY2sN85JAcoraa2ZDGxv*Zx2u22biIk9/1026742295.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The Kleego (pronounced like glee' go) is FBM's newest machine and their first machine designed specifically for craft bean-to-bar chocolate makers that serves several vital functions: Kleego significantly speeds up conching times, gives the craft chocolate maker significant control over flavor development during, and is also a melter for general-purpose use and for extending the capacity… <a href="http://www.thechocolatelife.com/video/introducing-kleego"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/jnGKJh3gfcf2csrNX601l83t8bSaUDDTvlSHySG2d7DlBFtleflfFqmw-Dp5PdlDnY2sN85JAcoraa2ZDGxv*Zx2u22biIk9/1026742295.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The Kleego (pronounced like glee' go) is FBM's newest machine and their first machine designed specifically for craft bean-to-bar chocolate makers that serves several vital functions: Kleego significantly speeds up conching times, gives the craft chocolate maker significant control over flavor development during, and is also a melter for general-purpose use and for extending the capacity of any tempering machine.<br /> <br /> Built on top of a K-Series 50kg melter with integrated pump, Kleego adds a digital control panel and a conche head assembly that turns the Kleego into a 35kg conche.<br /> <br /> The conche head includes counter-rotating stirrers (creates shear for texture development), a forced hot air system, and a ceramic heating element in addition to the bowl heater for flavor development. The digital control panel gives operators precise, repeatable, control over many parameters of the conching process.<br /> <br /> Our experience shows that conching times can be as short as 3.5-5 hours, depending on the results the chocolate maker is looking to achieve.<br /> <br /> Kleego is the evolution of an accessory for an FBM tempering machine built for a chocolate maker in Genoa. When I saw this accessory in Milan when I was there in October 2012 I inspired FBM to develop the concept as an accessory to the 50kg melter in their new K-Series line. I've been working with them since October making sure that the Kleego meets the needs of small-batch craft chocolate makers.