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Brad Churchill

How to Temper Chocolate The Easy Way.

Posted On:  Tuesday October 25 2016, 2:37 PM
Posted In: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Last Updated By: @Brad Churchill

Over the past couple of years I have seen (and responded to) MANY question with respect to tempering chocolate.  Most of the answers deal with the mechanics, but…
Mickey Miller

Bulk Chocolate-Covered Nuts and Pretzels

Posted On:  Tuesday October 25 2016, 11:45 AM
Posted In: Tasting Notes
Last Updated By: @Clay Gordon

Has anyone purchased bulk chocolate-covered nuts and chocolate-covered pretzels? If so, from where? These are items I'd be willing to purchase for resale in my…

F/S -- Savage Transfer Pump

Posted On:  Tuesday October 25 2016, 11:30 AM
Posted In: Classifieds
Last Updated By: @thepunisherplan@gmail.com

This pump was purchased new, but never put into operation. Never used, in perfect condition. Up to 600LB per hour capacity Heated product…
hazel mountain daragh

F/S Bean to Bar Production Equipment

Posted On:  Tuesday October 25 2016, 7:40 AM
Posted In: Classifieds
Last Updated By: @hazel mountain daragh

For sale from Ireland- Bean to Bar production Equipment: CPS Winnower & Cracker on custom stainless steel tables with pull out drawers to hold 5kg - Price…
Katie Wilson

F/S - Chocovision X3210, spectra 11,...

Posted On:  Monday October 24 2016, 8:11 PM
Posted In: Classifieds
Last Updated By: @Katie Wilson

Selling a chocovision X3210 which has recently been serviced and is running well. Comes with extra baffle. Selling a spectra 11 with speed controller and…


Brad Churchill
@brad-churchill • 31 minutes ago
Posted a response to "How to Temper Chocolate The Easy Way."
"Clay; Don't be an asshole. I post a video ON YOUR SITE to help people struggling with an apparently difficult concept in this industry, asking..."
@paul2 • yesterday
Posted a response to "Need a copy of the operation manual for a FBM Prima."
"Thanks Robert, I finally got a response from tcf and they sent me over a PDF of the operating manual. Life is good."
Robert O'Byrnes
@robert-obyrnes • yesterday
Posted a response to "Need a copy of the operation manual for a FBM Prima."
"Paul, TCF Sales might be able help. www.tcfsales.com Robert"
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Why is chocolate box said to be the perfect gift for any occasion

Why is chocolate box said to be the...

Updated On:  Friday September 30 2016, 5:40 PM
Posted In: Chocolatier
Posted By: @ChocolakWorld
Comments : 1
Chocolate is something which is loved by one and all across the globe, regardless of any national or international boundaries and it is difficult to resist…
The University of British Columbia needs 50 cacao beans!

The University of British Columbia...

Updated On:  Monday September 19 2016, 5:44 PM
Posted In: research on Cacao
Posted By: @Pierre Gruget
Comments : 7
The University of British Columbia needs 50 beans from as many origins as possible. Please send some.   Dr Lu, from the University of British Columbia,…
Our class process

Our class process

Updated On:  Friday September 16 2016, 10:25 AM
Posted In: chocolate making
Posted By: @Psydynasty
Comments : 3
A few days ago we roasted our cacao beans at about 270 degrees and let them sit out we weighed and measured all the beans. We have gotten to the stage of cracking…
Frontiers of Science in Cacao Symposium

Frontiers of Science in Cacao Symposium

Updated On:  Sunday June 5 2016, 5:44 PM
Posted In: My Chocolate Life
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 1
The 30th anniversary of the cacao lab at Penn State’s College of Agriculture was honored during last week’s Frontiers in Science and Technology for Cacao Quality,…
Living La Vida Cocoa in Mexico

Living La Vida Cocoa in Mexico

Updated On:  Friday April 22 2016, 4:57 PM
Posted In: My Chocolate Life
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 6
Mexico occupies a special place in both the genetic and socio–cultural histories of chocolate . Despite that importance, very little is known about Mexican…
Paul Johnson

Cacao Restoration in Puert Viejo, Limon...

Updated On:  Wednesday March 9 2016, 3:42 PM
Posted In: 
Posted By: @Paul Johnson
Comments : 2
The cacao forest that surrounds our chocolate factory is much like many other forests around here. It was planted about 120 years ago as part of a big push to…
Landen Zernickow

Premier Wonder Grinder

Updated On:  Thursday February 11 2016, 3:36 PM
Posted In: 
Posted By: @Landen Zernickow
Comments : 1
A new post is up about our new melanger and our biggest batch yet! Check it out at the address below: http://rootchocolate.com/2014/08/25/premier_wonder_grinder/…
USDA Cacao Germoplasm Collection in Puerto Rico

USDA Cacao Germoplasm Collection in...

Updated On:  Monday February 8 2016, 4:13 PM
Posted In: cacao travels
Posted By: @Eric G
Comments : 1
In April 2015, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit with Dr. Brian Irish, curator of the cacao collection for the USDA Tropical Agricultural Research Station…
Clay Gordon

Live Video Chats for Chocolate Life...

Updated On:  Friday November 6 2015, 1:16 PM
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Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 3
I have found a service that enables me to 'cast - in real-time over the web while simultaneously hosting a chat session. I am interested in knowing if holding…

Chocolate printer

Updated On:  Tuesday October 20 2015, 10:53 PM
Posted In: Classifieds
Posted By: @Matild
Comments : 1
Hello All. I am looking for 3D chocolate printers. What I found on the web have either no cooling system, so they can print only a few layers (not really 3D),…

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