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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 80 #4 - Re-tempering
by Living Koko
Oct 20, 2018 22:53:01 GMT -5
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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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194 841 Looking for a chocolatier
by samnepal
Feb 16, 2019 13:22:27 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.

198 1,031 using bread proofing cabinet as chocolate melter?
by Ben
Feb 14, 2019 13:19:09 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.

382 2,003 Chocolate Viscosity Issue
by Ben
Feb 11, 2019 8:34:13 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.

129 820 What is the best way to test small samples of beans?
by Ben
Feb 6, 2019 9:11:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Roasting

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

103 566 Bean surface temperature with infrared thermometer
by Sebastian
Feb 13, 2019 13:45:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Cracking and Winnowing

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

38 269 Chocolate Alchemy DIY Winnower
by Chip
Oct 2, 2018 8:46:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Refining and Conching

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

90 702 Conching vs. Refining
by Sebastian
Jan 20, 2019 14:23:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Finishing Techniques - 1 Viewing

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

219 1,391 Backing double molds as singles?
by Chip
Feb 10, 2019 17:28:22 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.

57 359 How to Make Stable Chocolate?
by dubmaji
Dec 29, 2018 21:31:46 GMT -5

Chocolate Making Equipment

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No New Posts Want Ads - 1 Viewing

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

23 88 Equipment for sale - temperer, melanger, molds, etc.
by Valerie Harter
Feb 10, 2019 19:37:37 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.

114 602 Spectra 11 too loud
by Ben
Dec 11, 2018 7:52:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Making Equipment

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

177 993 Tempering machine
by jmm
Feb 17, 2019 17:40:01 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

105 564 Did I make Cacao Paste
by Chip
Feb 15, 2019 19:55:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Recipes

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

61 223 Making filled chocolates last
by chocolicioushandmade
Oct 10, 2018 0:24:31 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.

30 196 High Protein Chocolate? Whey Protein sub for milk powder?
by fred
Aug 30, 2018 0:56:21 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