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@ben-rasmussen • 14 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Has anyone ever built a DIY ball mill?"
"That is true. I'm not sure what I was talking about.    Maybe I just saw 50%, not 40-50%..."
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@sebastian • 17 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Has anyone ever built a DIY ball mill?"
" Potomac Chocolate: I know of a few makers using a ball mill to to make 2-ingredient 70% bars, which almost certainly don't have that high a fat..."
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@lyndon • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Has anyone ever built a DIY ball mill?"
"Another followup question, I'm guessing you can't conch like a melanger in a ball mill because it refines too quickly?I've not got round to..."
@thechocolateyogi • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Molding a bar with inclusions"
"Hi Humboldt-chocolate, No we haven't tried flooding and scraping because we purchased the moulding line that works with the dosing head, not with..."
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@humboldt-chocolate • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Molding a bar with inclusions"
"I too have purchased the Unica...But have not tried to use it with inclusions yet. Have you tried to flood and scrape without the dosing head? I..."