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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.

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by Sebastian
Feb 17, 2020 8:28:18 GMT -5
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by Ben
Apr 9, 2020 19:29:29 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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202 881 Survey about chocolate for University of Bologna
by andrew34
May 28, 2020 5:20:46 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.

213 1,098 How to source cocoa beans and secure regular supply?
by Regan
May 20, 2020 2:40:07 GMT -5

Chocolate Making

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No New Posts General Chocolate Making at Home - 1 Viewing

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

410 2,183 Santha cherry VS spectra 11
by Regan
Jun 2, 2020 16:08:42 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.

136 848 Raw bean supply Australia
by Regan
May 17, 2020 0:16:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Roasting

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

110 621 Rest after roasting
by Ben
Jun 4, 2020 11:28:40 GMT -5
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Any and everything about cracking and winnowing. Technique, inventions, etc.

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by mrbill
Mar 22, 2020 12:13:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Refining and Conching

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

93 744 Melanging Time
by Chip
Mar 11, 2020 17:45:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Finishing Techniques - 1 Viewing

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

247 1,560 Any Artisans using a vacuum forming machine?
by racingchocs
Jun 4, 2020 16:29:44 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.

59 364 Cocoa Butter separated in ganache
by Markus
Mar 27, 2020 8:39:16 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.

29 125 GONE: Free Cacao Beans UK
by Ben
Mar 27, 2020 14:28:43 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.

116 623 Spectra 11 rollers stop turning
by Chip
Mar 3, 2020 10:58:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Making Equipment

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

194 1,083 How to do different batches
by Ben
May 19, 2020 15:06:45 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

115 637 Milk Solids Question
by Ben
May 8, 2020 8:23:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Recipes

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

72 337 Savoury recipes using chocolate
by krizzstroganof
Mar 24, 2020 3:41:23 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.

36 255 Legal regulations/labelling laws alternative sugars
by lyndon
May 28, 2020 5:03:32 GMT -5


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