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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.

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by Alexandervaw
Jul 3, 2020 16:32:59 GMT -5
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by Ben
Apr 9, 2020 19:29:29 GMT -5
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by andrew34
May 28, 2020 5:20:46 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.

214 1,104 Best brands of milk powder
by etalococh
Jun 19, 2020 14:39:14 GMT -5

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

410 2,188 Premier Chocolate Refiner - Leaking through the center!?
by Chip
Jul 1, 2020 10:10:21 GMT -5
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Let's talk about cocoa beans. Which are best, how do you choose what you want, or anything else.

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by Regan
May 17, 2020 0:16:47 GMT -5
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How to roast cocoa beans - whole, nibs. long, short, oven, custom made roaster - all here.

112 631 Program for keeping track of data
by Ben
Jun 30, 2020 9:24:24 GMT -5
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Any and everything about cracking and winnowing. Technique, inventions, etc.

44 285 My Home Made Winnower
by jerryrva
Jun 22, 2020 8:56:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Refining and Conching

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

94 754 Thick and hot chocolate
by Ben
Jun 17, 2020 19:31:30 GMT -5
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Tempering, molding, filling. All really great things to pass on and talk about.

248 1,567 How many moulds should I buy?
by Chip
Jul 1, 2020 10:13:24 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.

59 364 Cocoa Butter separated in ganache
by Markus
Mar 27, 2020 8:39:16 GMT -5

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by Audrey
Jul 3, 2020 10:52:29 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?

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by bmikiten
Jan 28, 2018 23:58:12 GMT -5
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Do you have questions about refining your chocolate in the Santha Wet Grinder. Talk about it here.

117 629 Contact for Spectra Santha?
by mark
Jun 29, 2020 22:34:43 GMT -5
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Need advice about equipment or want to share your latest discovery? This is the place.

195 1,089 Anyone using DCM Micro Set?
by adrianwalton
Jul 2, 2020 18:02:36 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
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72 338 Savoury recipes using chocolate
by kristybaker481
Jun 30, 2020 2:11:02 GMT -5
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Goat milk chocolate, Soy "milk" chocolate, sugar free chocolate, super healthy alternative blends. Work them out here.

36 266 ever try to sub heavy cream powder and allulose for milk?
by ochocolat
Jul 1, 2020 11:04:20 GMT -5


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