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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.

50 79 #29 - Aging chocolate
by LLY
Feb 4, 2017 10:55:57 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.

37 166 Small home Cocoa Butter extracting machine low price
by Randy
Aug 18, 2017 10:33:04 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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186 822 Introduction:How You Became a Chocolate Alchemist
by Ben
Jan 16, 2018 8:21:06 GMT -5
No New Posts Small Scale Chocolate Business

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.

182 943 Caramelized milk powder suggestions
by cacaosublime
Jan 5, 2018 12:20:26 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.

349 1,825 Dark Chocolate with Milk Fat
by Brad
Jan 2, 2018 4:43:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Cocoa Beans - 1 Viewing

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

120 778 Weird Beans
by chocojake
Dec 5, 2017 9:52:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Roasting - 1 Viewing

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

98 534 How long do roasted beans last?
by jacob
Dec 18, 2017 20:49:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Cracking and Winnowing

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

37 263 My version of the Aether (With powered crankandstein)
by mark
Jan 1, 2018 19:13:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Refining and Conching

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

83 607 Spectra 20 Melanger not turning on
by snowghost
Jan 9, 2018 5:26:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Finishing Techniques

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

182 1,191 Cocoa butter help!
by jeanna
Nov 17, 2017 6:47:56 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.

55 354 avoiding over-tempering
by gap
Dec 19, 2017 5:48:09 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.

12 52 WTB - Chocovision X3210 dispenser
by bmikiten
Dec 14, 2017 20:48:21 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 73 Champion Juicer Overheating
by monstie
Jun 11, 2016 12:26:34 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.

113 601 Santha 11 hardly running?
by LLY
Jun 12, 2016 14:08:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Making Equipment

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

157 851 Deafening the Premier's Noise
by jacob
Dec 14, 2017 10:49:06 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

92 499 Sugar experiments
by jas665
Jan 13, 2018 6:44:23 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Recipes

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

57 216 85% chocolate bars?
by alyarb03
Nov 3, 2017 7:16:35 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.

27 174 My sugar substitute formula! - comments welcome
by chrisg
Dec 8, 2016 14:34:38 GMT -5


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