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5 30 Face lift
by lilypa
Jul 2, 2013 18:51:54 GMT -5
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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 86 #29 - Aging chocolate
by lilypa
Dec 13, 2022 15:18:39 GMT -5
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39 175 Someone needs to stop the spamming/scamming
by Ben
Oct 3, 2022 6:54:40 GMT -5
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220 925 Chocolate Boxes suggestions
by soseattle
Oct 23, 2023 19:49:25 GMT -5
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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.

237 1,218 Chocolate co-manufacturers
by Ben
Nov 16, 2023 12:34:59 GMT -5

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490 2,584 How to make homemade chocolate that melts in your mouth
by Ben
Nov 16, 2023 9:44:04 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.

147 884 How long do nibs/butter purchased from Choc Alchemy last?
by max3732
Feb 17, 2023 14:15:51 GMT -5
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How to roast cocoa beans - whole, nibs. long, short, oven, custom made roaster - all here.

131 733 Roasting - Convection Oven
by Ben
Sept 20, 2023 10:07:03 GMT -5
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Any and everything about cracking and winnowing. Technique, inventions, etc.

48 320 Building DIY Sylph Winnower
by Ben
Oct 10, 2022 7:42:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Refining and Conching

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

120 874 Temperature of cocoa butter??
by rosieisaposie
Oct 4, 2023 6:01:04 GMT -5
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Tempering, molding, filling. All really great things to pass on and talk about.

309 1,873 Silk Properly Tempered?
by adrianwalton
Nov 20, 2023 11:45:17 GMT -5
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You tried something that didn't work - pass on the knowledge and keep a fellow chocolate maker from making the same mistake.

76 429 Milk chocolate texture
by drischerer
Sept 8, 2023 8:35:05 GMT -5

Chocolate Making Equipment

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80 262 Used Mélanger home or beginner use
by Chip
Nov 25, 2023 17:34:37 GMT -5
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The Champion Juicer is used to grind cocoa beans into cocoa liqueur. Do you have questions, concerns or techniques to pass on?

20 76 2-2.5lb. Hopper For Champion
by Chip
Jan 1, 2022 9:53:02 GMT -5
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Do you have questions about refining your chocolate in the Santha Wet Grinder. Talk about it here.

120 664 Santha Spectra 11 Replacement Belt?
by Ben
Jun 14, 2023 14:30:26 GMT -5
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Need advice about equipment or want to share your latest discovery? This is the place.

232 1,198 Lab-sized Universal
by Ben
Sept 18, 2023 11:18:54 GMT -5

Alchemical Creations

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

136 731 Milk chocolate using allulose
by Sebastian
Nov 29, 2023 18:41:55 GMT -5
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Share or talk about your favorite chocolate containing recipes. Cakes, tortes, moles - you name it.

81 359 White chocolate with yogurt powder
by nuage9
Oct 27, 2023 4:06:18 GMT -5
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Goat milk chocolate, Soy "milk" chocolate, sugar free chocolate, super healthy alternative blends. Work them out here.

36 274 Raw cocoa
by telstar
Nov 25, 2023 15:11:43 GMT -5


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