I was in the process of trying to convert cocoa nibs into liquor through the Juicer after I had roasted and winnowed the beans, but there's no liquor coming through the screen under the Juicer. When I turned the machine off and removed the cutter wheel, I discovered something resembling a cocoa nib pie crust. Maybe I didn't roast the beans long enough to remove all of the moisture? I felt like I roasted them properly. Should I place the nibs back in the oven to bake a little longer so as to remove the moisture? If I do that, am I going to lose some of the flavors inherent in the nibs and end up with a very flat-tasting chocolate?
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2015 17:30:47 GMT -5 by jason1976
How long did you run the nibs in the juicer? Maybe it just hadn't gotten them liquified yet? On a side note, you can just skip the juicer step and add the nibs (slowly) directly to the wet grinder. It works best if they nibs and grinder bowl/stones are pre-warmed.