Post by adrianwalton on Jun 10, 2020 13:46:49 GMT -5
Hello fellow makers,
Are any of you using the DCM Micro set? If you are, what has been your experience? I am using the micro set and I find that the chocolate gets really thick, and in some cases gummy in places within the grinder. Anyone else experience this? I am trying to figure out why this might be happening -maybe I am grinding too long, is it the configuration of the bowl/wheels/blades, etc? It gets thick usually within 48 hrs. I have rarely had this problem with my old Premier Wonder, or the regular 10lb DCM grinder/bowl.
Ben , I have not used that particular set, but I have an older tabletop drum/rollers that I use on the tilt melange and it works fine.
adrianwalton, I would suspect something other than the drum/rollers. Something in the formula? Just try a basic milk formula of equal parts of everything and see if that turns thick. For instance, 100g nibs, 100g cocoa butter, 100g milk powder and 100g sugar.
Post by adrianwalton on Jul 2, 2020 18:02:36 GMT -5
Yes, Ben, that is the micro batch set I was referring to. It's meant for 1lb to 2.2lbs according to DCM. I've loaded it with 500gm each time. I am thinking that possibly my ingredients weren't fully dry --I've been using the micro batch to test inclusion experiments.
Chip, I will try something like what you suggest. I was thinking about just trying a basic 70% nib/sugar bar. Do you think a basic milk recipe is a better test recipe? I was actually going to try doing the same recipe/ingredients simultaneously between my two grinders -one with the micro bowl and one with the regular bowl.
FYI, I did take one of the scrapers off the micro bowl set to see what effect that had. I haven't fully tested the impact yet.