Eric K. Meredith

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Eric K. Meredith
 
@eric-k-meredith • 2 years ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Our second batch!!!:
"Hello, We just finished Harvesting our FIRST (1st) crop this April thru middle May Picking Fermenting & Sun Drying Quality GHANA COCOA BEANS. Because..."
Eric K. Meredith
 
@eric-k-meredith • 2 years ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Seeking Co-Manufacturing Partner"
"Hello Julie, I am an U.S. Citizen that married a Ghanaian woman over FIVE (5) plus years ago, so i have been living here with her before we gotten..."
Eric K. Meredith
 
@eric-k-meredith • 2 years ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @aimee-morrow:
"Hello, I just purchased a REAL GOOD TEMPERING MACHINE about SIX (6) months ago from Chine an EIGHT (8KG) Automatic Tempering Machine. That is SUPER EASY..."
Eric K. Meredith
 
@eric-k-meredith • 2 years ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Growing Cacao Trees"
"Hello Brain, The average per tree is approx 1 KG of Dried Beans per tree. Wee use a SIX (6) day ferment in heaps wrapped in Plantain leaves...."
Eric K. Meredith
 
@eric-k-meredith • 2 years ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Growing Cacao Trees"
"Hello, This is our FIRST (1st) harvest in approx ONE (1) month. I live in Ghana. But everything I have read says up to 15 degrees each side of the..."
Eric K. Meredith
 
@eric-k-meredith • 2 years ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on @deb-morris:
"Hello Deb, I hope you don't mind me butting in but over the last NINE (9) months I have purchased a total of TWELVE (12) pieces of equipment from..."
Eric K. Meredith
 
@eric-k-meredith • 2 years ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @tonny:
"Hello Tony, I had just purchased one on Alibaba, for approx $3,000 Dollars, But I am having problems. My sells Rep is on maternity leave & will not be..."
Eric K. Meredith
 
@eric-k-meredith • 2 years ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Yes, Virginia, There is Such a Thing as White Chocolate"
"Hello Clay, You really know just about everything about Chocolate & especially the law, I am really hoping that you can give me some advise to..."
Eric K. Meredith
 
@eric-k-meredith • 2 years ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on @colin-green:
"Hello Colin, www.alibaba.com is the Web Site like Ebay & Amazon.com The names of some of the companies are as follows companies all make QUALITY..."
Eric K. Meredith
 
@eric-k-meredith • 2 years ago
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Clay Gordon
04/26/17 03:17:25PM @clay:

Eric -

Welcome to TheChocolateLife! Lots of experienced hands here willing to help out.

Where is your farm?

:: Clay


Eric K. Meredith
04/26/17 04:13:27PM @eric-k-meredith:

Hello Clay, our farm is in Sunyani Ghana. It is only Twelve (12) acres, but it is a start. I have been trying to figure out on how to ask a question on Start up Central, But maybe you could advise. I have purchased all of the equipment to do everything, but we are just starting. I am from the U.S. But I married a Ghanaian so we live in Ghana for the last SIX (6) years. & love Chocolate. The Hydraulic Cocoa Butter Press only had a FOUR (4) page manual & didn't say anything about making Cocoa Butter. I did get TWO (2) different videos from the Manufacturer, but they used (NIBBS) & not Cocoa Paste is everything I have ever read about. Video #1) shows the (NIBBS) placed in a White Cloth Bag that was closed & then a Felt Pad was placed on top of the bag. A metal Plate was then placed on the Felt Pad, the lid was closed & the Machine was turned on. Mostly CREAMY WHITISH oil came out into the collection bowl. But it still had Brown particles that should be filtered.

Video #2) They only put STRAIGHT (NIBBS) into the press without anything. Then the metal Plate on top of the (NIBBS) & turned on the press. What looked like OILY CHOCOLATE (DARK BROWN) oil came out into the collection bowl. So I believed that the Bag & felt Pad helped to Filter out most of the Cocoa from the oil.

My question is, if I use the recommended COCOA PASTE instead of the (NIBBS) into the bags. I picture a CHOCOLATE MESS. Is there anyone out there with knowledge or experience that could explain to me on how to make quality FILTERED COCOA BUTTER to make WHITE CHOCOLATE???? 

I hated to OVER KILL YOU with your very pleasant welcoming, but I could not figure out how to post. If someone could explain the posting to me I would be very grateful. But if someone could also help me answer the above I would be deep in debt to you. Thank you clay for giving the time & chane to talk I would love to hear & read about what you have going??Thanks,

Eric