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by lilypa
Jul 2, 2013 18:51:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Ask the Alchemist - 1 Viewing

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.

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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.

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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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200 871 Happy New Year!
by bruggechocolates
Jan 3, 2020 6:37:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Small Scale Chocolate Business - 1 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.

209 1,077 Chocolate Business as a Livelihood for the Rural Poor
by Ben
Jan 8, 2020 12:07:45 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.

392 2,051 How to store chocolate
by bruggechocolates
Jan 10, 2020 2:09:59 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.

105 583 Behmor roaster 220/240v uk
by bmikiten
Nov 5, 2019 9:24:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Cracking and Winnowing

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

43 282 Help me with my winnower construction/tuning
by mark
Dec 12, 2019 23:55:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Refining and Conching

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

92 725 Best way to apply heat.
by Ben
Sept 30, 2019 7:09:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Finishing Techniques - 1 Viewing

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

241 1,533 Temper with only time, a termometer and a hair dryer?
by Ben
Jan 13, 2020 7:31:15 GMT -5
No New Posts Failures - 1 Viewing

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

26 101 Vibrating tables for chocolate making
by chocologist
Jan 10, 2020 7:04:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Champion Juicer

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.

115 619 Spectra 11 too loud
by mark
Oct 11, 2019 3:07:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Making Equipment

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

187 1,037 Behmor 1600, time between two roasts?
by mark
Nov 24, 2019 22:15:54 GMT -5

Alchemical Creations

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No New Posts Chocolate Formulations

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

111 599 Heavy cream powder
by Jim B.
Jan 8, 2020 12:15:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Recipes

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

69 293 Recipe ideas to showcase my chocolate's unique character?
by Ben
Jan 14, 2020 9:28:37 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.

33 221 Using Allulose
by Jim B.
Jan 4, 2020 12:42:24 GMT -5


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