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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.

51 85 NOTICE: No new posts in 'Ask the Alchemist' forum
by Ben
Jun 19, 2019 14:08:58 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.

42 176 Delamination and crystallization of nut butter
by almazov
Mar 31, 2021 4:19:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Lounge - 1 Viewing

You can talk about anything here. It doesn't even have to be chocolate related. Just a general place to unwind if you need.

Moderator: Alchemist

209 893 Packaging?
by rmanzchocolate
Jun 2, 2021 18:36:14 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.

224 1,169 What paper do you use for your wrappers?
by mark
Jun 11, 2021 8:18:06 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.

440 2,306 Cocoa butter
by mark
Jul 4, 2021 19:28:57 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.

140 858 CostaRican Caribbean slope cacao beans
by chocolatieeer
Apr 2, 2021 9:50:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Roasting - 2 Viewing

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

127 696 Roasting raw nibs help
by max3732
Jun 16, 2021 10:24:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Cracking and Winnowing

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

47 317 Chocolate Alchemy DIY Winnower
by Ben
Mar 20, 2021 16:26:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Refining and Conching - 1 Viewing

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

108 823 Refining viscosity problem?
by brelto85
Jun 22, 2021 11:05:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Finishing Techniques

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

273 1,688 custom polycarbonate mold
by frenchy
Jul 8, 2021 0:52:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Failures - 1 Viewing

You tried something that didn't work - pass on the knowledge and keep a fellow chocolate maker from making the same mistake.

66 387 Pralin spread paste deconstruction
by wadafukou
Jun 29, 2021 9:51:45 GMT -5

Chocolate Making Equipment

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No New Posts Want Ads

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

46 164 For Sale - Diedrich 12kg Cacao Roaster Price is Negotiable
by jmm
Jun 28, 2021 4:01:05 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?

20 75 2-2.5lb. Hopper For Champion
by cannonhartchocolate
Jun 28, 2021 19:01:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Santha Wet Grinder - 1 Viewing

Do you have questions about refining your chocolate in the Santha Wet Grinder. Talk about it here.

120 662 Spectra 11 too loud
by Jim B.
Oct 12, 2020 17:18:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Making Equipment

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

208 1,125 Experience with Pavoni Minitemper?
by Brad
Jul 14, 2021 1:24:55 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

122 665 How to create the best "crunch"
by mark
Apr 9, 2021 20:42:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Chocolate Recipes

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

76 349 Chocolate Espresso recipe?
by islandcocao
Jul 9, 2021 19:39:43 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.

36 273 Erythritol & Inulin ratios for chocolate making
by 1stgenmebrit
Jul 8, 2021 8:27:16 GMT -5

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