Forum Activity for @moragreid

moragreid
@moragreid
07/25/17 08:44:13PM
5 posts

How the heck do I do that?


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I think they were solid. I asked him to send me pictures from the last time. They were not well done I can tell you that. Thanks for your advice. Greatly appreciate it.

moragreid
@moragreid
07/25/17 01:52:12PM
5 posts

How the heck do I do that?


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Thank you Lynda. I know the clips of which you speak. So, in your opinion, I should just fill it enough for both sides and then clip the sides, as opposed to filling each side and then sticking it together? 

moragreid
@moragreid
07/24/17 06:07:22PM
5 posts

How the heck do I do that?


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques


Hello Chocolate Collective,

I recently took over a business from a local chocolatier and have been asked to repeat job that the previous owner has done for the past 2 years. The company makes a widget, and has it recreated in molds (see attached). The molds come is two pieces and fit together. The previous owner had duck-taped a hinge along one side - which can't be hygienic, but while they fit together, they don't stay together (if that makes sense).

He has asked me to make a total of 3500 of these. What is the most efficient way to do this? Should I mold it separately and then and stick it together or try to mold it as a single unit? I have attached an image of the two pieces. Any thoughts would be great.

Thoughts?

Morag


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moragreid
@moragreid
06/29/17 04:58:42PM
5 posts

Chocolate texture on product after refrigeration


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques


Clay Gordon:

There are a bunch of options on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_8?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=humidity+gauge

I would put one inside the refrigerator and get one for the room. I would not get a dual-zone system if it is wired. Which one? I have not used any of these so I don't have specific recommendations. However, there are many inexpensive options so the risk is low.

I use these and they are perfect.

I also use a wine fridge (actually I current have 2), but you need to find one that is able to maintain a consistent temperature. The first one I had fluctuated so badly that it couldn't really be used for chocolate OR wine.

One more edit: the humidity is surprisingly high in both fridges but I guess because the temp is higher than a normal fridge its not such an issue.


updated by @moragreid: 06/29/17 05:02:37PM
moragreid
@moragreid
06/28/17 09:27:17AM
5 posts

Grenada - Home of Tree to Bar Chocolate Festival 2017 aka Grenada Chocolate Fest


Posted in: Travels & Adventures

If you copy and paste the URL into your browser (rather than clicking on it) it will come up.