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5 30 Face lift
by lilypa
Jul 2, 2013 18:51:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Ask the Alchemist

Every Wednesday, the Alchemist will answer a question he has chosen. This is where you can talk about it with him and others, expand on it, etc.

51 81 NOTICE: No new posts in 'Ask the Alchemist' forum
by Ben
Jun 19, 2019 14:08:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Suggestions or Problems

Do you have a suggestion that would make the forum or Chocolate Alchemy better, or see a problem that I might not know about - Let me know.

39 171 Email notification
by Ben
Jan 23, 2019 9:16:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Lounge

You can talk about anything here. It doesn't even have to be chocolate related. Just a general place to unwind if you need.

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198 867 Vanilla vs Vanillin
by Sebastian
Jun 18, 2019 11:24:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Small Scale Chocolate Business - 2 Viewing

Larger than 10 lbs but less than 10000 lbs. Pass on and discuss some of the ins and outs of starting and running a small chocolate business.

206 1,062 Overheating chocolate in my melanger and weird taste
by Ben
Jul 17, 2019 7:34:07 GMT -5

Chocolate Making

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No New Posts General Chocolate Making at Home

This is a good place to discuss general Chocolate making questions that don't quite fit anywhere else.

389 2,035 Condensation in bags
by mark
Jun 10, 2019 0:29:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Cocoa Beans

Let's talk about cocoa beans. Which are best, how do you choose what you want, or anything else.

131 827 Cocoa butter
by Ben
Apr 18, 2019 6:52:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Roasting

How to roast cocoa beans - whole, nibs. long, short, oven, custom made roaster - all here.

104 576 Bean surface temperature with infrared thermometer
by rfdk
Mar 4, 2019 3:43:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Cracking and Winnowing - 1 Viewing

Any and everything about cracking and winnowing. Technique, inventions, etc.

41 273 Alternative to the Champions Juicer
by brelto85
Jun 13, 2019 4:43:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Refining and Conching

Refining and Conching really are different things. Let's hash it out here.

92 723 Best way to apply heat.
by Ben
Sept 3, 2019 6:29:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Finishing Techniques

Tempering, molding, filling. All really great things to pass on and talk about.

236 1,516 Losing my temper wasting too many quality callets
by snowghost
Aug 23, 2019 3:17:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Failures

You tried something that didn't work - pass on the knowledge and keep a fellow chocolate maker from making the same mistake.

59 363 seized chocolate
by Ben
May 27, 2019 19:34:29 GMT -5

Chocolate Making Equipment

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No New Posts Want Ads

The place for selling equipment you are no longer using or seeing if others have what you are looking for.

26 100 Used Machinery
by jmm
Jun 14, 2019 13:45:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Champion Juicer - 1 Viewing

The Champion Juicer is used to grind cocoa beans into cocoa liqueur. Do you have questions, concerns or techniques to pass on?

19 74 problem with Champion Juicer?
by bmikiten
Jan 28, 2018 23:58:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Santha Wet Grinder

Do you have questions about refining your chocolate in the Santha Wet Grinder. Talk about it here.

115 606 Santha 10 motor capacitor
by justinmoss
Apr 12, 2019 19:46:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Making Equipment - 2 Viewing

Need advice about equipment or want to share your latest discovery? This is the place.

184 1,026 Sealant peeling, looking for a food grade epoxy
by Ben
Sept 16, 2019 14:18:38 GMT -5

Alchemical Creations

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No New Posts Chocolate Formulations - 1 Viewing

Share and talk about your good and bad chocolate formulations, get ideas, and work out that special blend

110 589 Olive Oil formulation
by jacobk
Jul 9, 2019 0:43:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Recipes

Share or talk about your favorite chocolate containing recipes. Cakes, tortes, moles - you name it.

65 233 Dark milk chocolate without added butter?
by fredrik
Sept 23, 2019 7:18:21 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Dietary formulations

Goat milk chocolate, Soy "milk" chocolate, sugar free chocolate, super healthy alternative blends. Work them out here.

32 203 ever try to sub heavy cream powder and allulose for milk?
by SansSucreBaker
Jul 30, 2019 11:17:12 GMT -5


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Ben: Please create a discussion in one of the forums instead of posting in the shoutbox. No one ever replies to the shoutbox. :) Dec 17, 2018 10:33:41 GMT -5