Forum Activity for @Brian Mikiten

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
01/20/19 10:07:43AM
13 posts

Looking for a used (in good condition) Hilliards cooling cabinet


Posted in: Classifieds

If you have one in the US, let me know. 

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
01/20/19 09:02:52AM
13 posts

Need Opinions on Cooling Fridge or Tunnel


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

Clay -

  Can you send me pricing on the 71 series or 72 series Everlasting units shipped to Texas? 

Thanks

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
06/15/17 09:00:34AM
13 posts

Beans and Maple Sugar For Sale


Posted in: Classifieds

Ali:

Hi Brian,

The 50 lbs. of the Brazilian Trinatario are from the 2015 harvest and are $170. Give me a few days to get you a good quote on shipping.

 Thanks,

Ali

I'll send you my UPS number. PM me with a phone number. 

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
06/14/17 07:38:49PM
13 posts

Beans and Maple Sugar For Sale


Posted in: Classifieds

Price and age on the Trinatario please as well as shipping cost to 78231. 

Thanks

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
05/20/17 09:15:10AM
13 posts

WTB - X3210 Dispenser


Posted in: Classifieds

I'm looking for the dispenser for my X3210 tempering machine. If you have one, let me know price and condition. Thanks!

Brian

bmikiten at gmail

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
05/10/17 09:43:58PM
13 posts

Growing Cacao Trees


Posted in: Travels & Adventures

Hi..

  I'm in San Antonio and it can be done. It isn't cost effective and really just a hobby but fun nonetheless. I purchased trees from Hawaii after trying several other options with no success. They came 2nd day air and were about 3' tall when I got them. All of the smaller trees I tried (including seeds from a fresh pod) failed with the exception of two. Soil pH, mites, cold, humidity are all factors. I ended up setting up a greenhouse with humidity and temperature control for just a few trees so that they made it through the winter. No pods yet and I think I've spent enough to buy 40 sacks of beans. <G> I still make bean to bar chocolate from regular supply lines and don't know that I'll ever get enough pods to do anything MUCH LESS get my fermentation to a point where it is worthwhile. You should read about fermentation because after all the work, this can destroy the beans in just days. I'm visiting farms in Hawaii now and keep hearing about losses due to mold and other factors. I'd hate to see that on a small (micro) crop of beans after waiting years. 

  Either way, GOOD LUCK. 

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
01/30/17 12:31:25AM
13 posts

For Sale - 60 lb tabletop scales from Uline - Austin, TX


Posted in: Classifieds

I'm in San Antonio if you still have them. 

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
01/30/17 12:25:55AM
13 posts

F/S - HansBrunner Polycarbonate Chocolate Molds | 3.5oz, 3 cavities - Queens, NY


Posted in: Classifieds

I'd take 10-15. Let me know how to reach you directly. 

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
01/08/17 06:47:11PM
13 posts

WTB - HQ ECUADORIAN COCOA BEANS - Houston TX


Posted in: Classifieds

Try bwilson@cloudforestcocoa.com as they have some really good Ecuadorian beans available that I've been using. 

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
12/31/16 09:22:33AM
13 posts

chocolate molds, vancouver, b.c.


Posted in: Classifieds

I'm not getting responses. Are the molds still for sale? 

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
12/28/16 04:32:40PM
13 posts

chocolate molds, vancouver, b.c.


Posted in: Classifieds

PM Sent about bar molds and square molds. 

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
12/14/16 09:23:45AM
13 posts

Packaging and Storage


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

Here are some other options I've used for small batches. 

http://www.dhgate.com

http://www.clearbags.com

http://aluminumfoil.alufoil.com

Brian

Brian Mikiten
@Brian Mikiten
10/03/16 11:33:52AM
13 posts

Cacao Research - An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarly Articles about Cacao


Posted in: Opinion

That was very helpful and well done. Thank you. 

Brian