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mark4604
@mark4604
06/26/16 08:07:14PM
9 posts

Most effective way to temper fresh chocolate?


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

Thank you peter but this problem has been solved!


updated by @mark4604: 07/23/16 12:41:17PM
mark4604
@mark4604
06/24/16 01:35:23AM
9 posts

Most effective way to temper fresh chocolate?


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

Hey peter,

    Thanks for your input and yes I'm aware tempering fresh is the same as melted. What I was trying to ask is  if their is a more efficient process to temper fresh chocolate ( just out of refiner) My process well I guess I'm not sure what you mean it was more of a hypothetical question because I have not yet put any process into motion.  My batch size will be around 25 kilos.  Since I don't have the funds to buy a batch kettle  etc that would auto temper my chocolate for me I will have to either  hand table and  pre mold some bars and use them as seed or table some  fresh liquid chocolate and add it to the other fresh chocolate just out of the refiner and add to a holding tank. what  I really wanted to know was if there was a more efficient process or logistically  was there any advantage to one verses the other or even maybe another idea  that I  not aware of at the present moment.  thanks for your input every little bit helps.


updated by @mark4604: 07/27/16 09:36:15PM
mark4604
@mark4604
06/23/16 02:50:35AM
9 posts

Most effective way to temper fresh chocolate?


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


Hello everyone,

   I have a question pertaining to tempering fresh chocolate from the refiner.  What way do you think is most effective

 1. hand table some chocolate beforehand and bar it up to use as seed for when the new batch comes out of refiner 

  2.  Hand table some fresh chocolate and add it to the un- tempered melted chocolate hold in melter and working temps

 I think I saw a post where Ben was taking about adding it straight to the machine untempered at the lowest temp but I'm not sure I understood properly. I ask this because I simply cannot afford a batch tempering kettle or continuous at the moment and importing to Colombia is very expensive, so I need to make good decisions  with that I have.  I read a while back a chocolate maker from Costa Rica would hold his fresh chocolate  under an air conditioner to shock it and  added agitation such as stirring and it would temper but I'm Not sure how possible that really is not to mention practical or reliable. If anyone has any ideas please share I would like to find the best solution.


updated by @mark4604: 06/24/16 02:37:47AM
mark4604
@mark4604
06/12/16 03:16:11PM
9 posts

opinions for tempering wheel?


Posted in: Opinion

Off subject I just found this design on a brasilian mercado libre site  thought some people might like it   or might want to make one.Picador de Barras de Chocolate - Lojas Black Apron


updated by @mark4604: 07/23/16 04:15:00AM
mark4604
@mark4604
06/11/16 08:31:24PM
9 posts

opinions for tempering wheel?


Posted in: Opinion

Thanks clay, I saw another one of your post you mentioned something about a Peruvian company that makes machinery  are they still open or have a webpage>


updated by @mark4604: 07/23/16 10:34:20AM
mark4604
@mark4604
06/11/16 12:49:10PM
9 posts

opinions for tempering wheel?


Posted in: Opinion

Thanks Sebastian, that's a really good idea i will look into that, ii was watching a video last night on you tube and I someone from using a pneumatic pump or something for loading molds have you  ever heard of anything like this? I will include the video. thanks for your feedback.  


updated by @mark4604: 07/20/16 03:57:44PM
mark4604
@mark4604
06/10/16 10:14:47PM
9 posts

opinions for tempering wheel?


Posted in: Opinion


hey everyone my name is mark Anthony I'm located in Bogota Colombia and I am getting ready to open a boutique size bean to bar chocolate business but I have a few questions and I was wondering if I could get some opinions.

1. I need a tempering wheel or at least I prefer one because I am going to be filling bar molds and I would rather not ladle every mold. So I was wondering if anyone has bought any of the tempering machines from albibabaexress, I think there called known tempering machines which I believe is just an off brand? I have a very stretched budget for a tempering wheel, So I guess I have to frugal. Can anyone recommend another brand which has good prices? Also I have seen the warmers/tempers  with no wheel and a lot more capacity for a much better price and not from china but they have no wheel and that's very important for me. Does anyone  make wheel attachments or does that not exist?

 thanks.

mark4604
@mark4604
06/09/16 09:14:51AM
9 posts

Sri Lakshmi grinder


Posted in: Classifieds


Hey guys,

  I'm looking into buying a 20L  wet grinder from Sri Lakshmi and I have seen a few users post positive things about them as well as there prices but I cannot get them to give me a quote on shipping. They give me a item price but never answer about the shipping. Is there anyone out there who has made purchases from them and  could  give me an idea  of what is the best method of communication? I feel a little nervous sending money  when I can't even get them to answer a question.


updated by @mark4604: 06/09/16 09:14:53AM