Forum Activity for @chocochoco

chocochoco
@chocochoco
07/20/17 07:07:13AM
56 posts

A New Tempering Machine is Closer Than Ever!


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Hello Brad,

I am interested.

How does the chocolate get heated up and cooled down?

Regards,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/02/16 06:38:12AM
56 posts

Chocolate world polycarbonate molds


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Trish,

You can send me pictures at (no spaces): omarcastano at hotmail dot com

I would also be interested in the barrel and coffee shapes.

Regards,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/01/16 09:41:34PM
56 posts

Chocolate world polycarbonate molds


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Trish,

I am interested in the CW1388 mould. How many of this one do you have?

What other shapes do you have?

Where in Canada are you? I am in Toronto.

Regards,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
06/29/16 11:17:28AM
56 posts

opinions for tempering wheel?


Posted in: Opinion

Hi Clay,

Do you know how much will be the new FBM 10kg batch tempering machine? Thanks.

Omar

10kg batch tempering machine

10kg batch tempering machine

10kg batch tempering machine

10kg batch tempering machine
chocochoco
@chocochoco
06/08/16 10:33:16AM
56 posts

F / S equipment in excellent condition - Toronto


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi,

I am interested in the Matfer temperer 20 kg. Am also in Toronto.

How could I contact you for details? Thanks.

Regards,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
07/22/14 12:50:21PM
56 posts

Airbrush


Posted in: Classifieds

If I needed a food gun to just spray coloured cocoa butter (without chocolate)on molds, would the oilSPRAY (LM2) work for this purpose?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
01/13/14 11:12:40AM
56 posts

My Hazelnut Praline Paste is Gritty


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

In two courses thatI attended, we made our own praline using a Robot Coupe Blixer 3. The praline was used for filling. The result was very good.

chocochoco
@chocochoco
01/11/14 07:40:34AM
56 posts

My Hazelnut Praline Paste is Gritty


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

Hi Clay, would a melanger/grinder such as the cocoatown one do this job fine?

http://www.cocoatown.com/index.php/melangers/new-melanger.html

Or this other one:

http://www.nutbuttergrinder.com

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/08/13 06:29:33AM
56 posts

Jean-Pierre Wybauw Discussion (Recipes)


Posted in: Chocolate Education

Hi,

Do those mistakes affect recipes (amounts, missing ingredients)?

Thanks.

chocochoco
@chocochoco
03/09/13 02:59:50PM
56 posts

Who's Interested In A New Tempering Machine?


Posted in: News & New Product Press

What about its volume capacity?

chocochoco
@chocochoco
03/09/13 10:46:41AM
56 posts

Who's Interested In A New Tempering Machine?


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Hi Brad, it sounds interesting.

What is going to be the machine's volume capacity?

Is going to have a wheel/scraper attachment?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
02/05/13 12:59:43PM
56 posts

Equipment for making caramel / recipe


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

Jenny, thanks for the info. Unfortunately, the website doesn't give any detail. Could you help me with it?

What is the cutting area (length)?

What is the total length (including handles)?

Do the handles rotate independently from the wheels and rod/shaft?

How many wheels the cutter has?

Can you adjust the width of the wheels to any need or are you limited by spacers or combination of spacers?

What is the maximum thickness it can cut (wheel diameter - spacer diameter)?

Thanks a lot :)

chocochoco
@chocochoco
02/05/13 06:19:18AM
56 posts

Equipment for making caramel / recipe


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

Hi Jenny, what caramel cutter did you buy? Thanks.

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
01/30/13 10:31:30AM
56 posts

Chocovision X3210 or Delta good for Bean to Bar?


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

Clay,

Savy Goiseau temperers, according to their website,areequipped with a 3-phase continuous tempering system(45 - 27 - 30) which can be adjusted depending on the type of chocolate.

It's my understanding that Selmi and FBM are equipped with a 2-phase continuous tempering system (45 - 30). Is this right? If so, wouldn't the tempering quality be compromised?

Thanks.

chocochoco
@chocochoco
01/29/13 04:12:12PM
56 posts

Advice on Chef Rubber Air Compressors


Posted in: Opinion

Hi Glenn, which one did you buy? How do you like it?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
01/22/13 10:19:10AM
56 posts

Advice on Chef Rubber Air Compressors


Posted in: Opinion

Hi Jeff, what airbrush brandwould you recommend?

Also, what type would you recommend, siphon (bottom) or gravity feed?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
12/05/12 02:57:32PM
56 posts

Is it safe to make truffles without enrobing?


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Hi Lana,

How much cocoa butter should we add? Previously, you said 10 - 20% butter oil. Would be the same for cocoa butter?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
10/15/12 01:47:46PM
56 posts

Tempering Machine


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

Hi Brian, got it.

Pomati seems to be more budget friendly than Selmi. How did you like it?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
10/11/12 07:18:01PM
56 posts

Tempering Machine


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

Hello Brian,

It would be nice if you shared your experience. After all, this is a forum. I think communicating privately defeats its purpose. Just my humble opinion.

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
06/25/12 04:47:10PM
56 posts

anyone with silicone mould making experience?


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

Hello Paul,

It would be nice if you shared your experience. After all, this is a forum. I think communicating privately defeats its purpose. Just my humble opinion.

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
06/22/12 01:15:03PM
56 posts

Which Tempering Machine to Purchase: FBM, Gami, Selmi or Wheel type


Posted in: Opinion

Hi Antonino,

You are right. My question was not clear, but you already answered it.

I just wanted to know why you are planning to buy a Selmi machine if you are so happy with FBM (and less expensive).

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
06/22/12 11:22:43AM
56 posts

Which Tempering Machine to Purchase: FBM, Gami, Selmi or Wheel type


Posted in: Opinion

Hi Antonino,

From your previous posts, we can see that your experience with FBM has been great. FBM also seems to be less expensive than other manufacturers.

What did make you try Selmi?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
04/24/12 10:20:58AM
56 posts

Questions about the Savy Goiseau Automatic Guitar


Posted in: Geek Gear - Cool Tools

Hi Melanie,

Martellato also makes this type of guitar, manual,and has more frame sizes.

http://www.martellato.com/scheda.asp?content=1,83,91,1126,chitarra_taglio_a_spinta_40x40,01.html

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
02/26/12 09:57:52AM
56 posts

Cleaning Chocolate Molds


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

Hi Mike,

What is the company in Canada you found that it supplies ammonium hydroxide?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
02/24/12 10:13:55AM
56 posts

Has anyone used "chocolate factory in a box"


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

Hi Stu, who is the manufacturer of the melting tanks?

- Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/29/11 01:18:45PM
56 posts

Cool Tool: Chocoflex Spherical Truffle Mold


Posted in: Geek Gear - Cool Tools

It definitely helps. Thanks!!

If you buy the guitar later down the road, would you switch back to the regular cream ganache, as this one might be easier to cut because it is not as firm as the butter one?

What flavour do you prefer, the butter or the cream ganache?

Regards,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/28/11 08:50:35PM
56 posts

Cool Tool: Chocoflex Spherical Truffle Mold


Posted in: Geek Gear - Cool Tools

Hi Catherine,

Thanks a lot for your feedback. Do you find filling the silicone molds with the butter ganache hard? Isn't too thick? What is the temperature of the butter ganache when you fill the molds?

What type of machine do you use to vacuum pack your truffles? Chamber vacuum?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/11/11 10:02:02AM
56 posts

Tempering help please


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

Hello Magrietha,

Your room temperature is too high. I have never tempered chocolate at this room temperature. It shouldn't be higher than 22C.

Have you tempered chocolate without problem before with such high room temperature?

Maybe the chocolate is in temper, but your confections are not cooling down fast enough because of the room temperature.

For your ganache problem, did you try using a different batch or bagof chocolate or cream? Maybe you had a bad batch.

Regards,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/07/11 06:25:22PM
56 posts

Martellato Guitar


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

Hi Melanie,

How is the built of your Martellato guitar?

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/04/11 12:32:13PM
56 posts

Martellato Guitar


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

I think the same. Because the strings are short, they don't stretch very much, making them last longer. And changing the strings should also be easier.

The guitars shown in the links have a wheel mechanism that, as you said,should enable someone apply lot of force with a little leverage.

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/04/11 09:47:59AM
56 posts

Martellato Guitar


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

Hi Clayton,

Thanks for your reply. Do you think this type of guitar would make cutting firm slabs easier and also the broken wire problems would be reduced considerably?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/03/11 04:30:12PM
56 posts

Martellato Guitar


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

Pavoni hasmanual and automatic models.

Link for the manual model:

http://www.pavonitalia.com/gestore.php?var0=eng&var1=Products&var2=MACHINES&var3=Cutter_units&var4=Manual_Lira

Youtube video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zSLqW3BXs8

Link for the automatic model:

http://www.pavonitalia.com/gestore.php?var0=eng&var1=Products&var2=MACHINES&var3=Cutter_units&var4=Lira----E

Youtube video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHt91Px4Oh0

Do you think the driving-force system is worth paying more money?

It seems like thistype of guitardoesn't have the broken-string problems (or not as often)thattraditional ones have, which are a pain to replace.

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/03/11 09:44:46AM
56 posts

Martellato Guitar


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

Hello everybody,

Has anybody tried or used the Martellato guitar? Here is the link:

http://www.martellato.com/scheda.asp?content=2,83,91,1126,chitarra_taglio_a_spinta_40x40,01.html

Its description says the the shortness of the wire ensures more machanical resistance and the possibility to cut hard and frozen products, which seems to make sense. And the cutting frame always keep at an open angle, contrary to the traditional guitar, which angle closes as it cuts the slab, becomingharder as the resistance increases. Unfortunately, the price tag is very high at US$4,939.00 on the Martellato USA website:

http://www.martellatousa.com/product/CSM040/New_Guitar_With_Driving-Force_System_15.74%27%27_X_15.74%27%27.html?cid=30

You can also watch a video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3SdwxAVlJU

What do you think? Any input or feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Omar


updated by @chocochoco: 04/10/15 06:38:33PM
chocochoco
@chocochoco
09/29/11 02:40:49PM
56 posts

If Selmi is the Cadalac what is a JKV and why?


Posted in: Chocolate Education

Hi Antonino, did the machine arrive?

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
08/16/11 04:09:01PM
56 posts

If Selmi is the Cadalac what is a JKV and why?


Posted in: Chocolate Education

Hi Antonino,

Congratulations!! Yes, you are right. Big companies often don't care about small businesses.

Have you talked to people who own one of the FBM tempering machines? What is the feedback?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
08/10/11 04:09:41PM
56 posts

If Selmi is the Cadalac what is a JKV and why?


Posted in: Chocolate Education

Hello Tom,

Could you give more details on how the tempering in the FBM machine is done totally different from the Selmi one?

Would be possible to see a Selmi machine in Toronto, Canada?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
08/10/11 04:05:38PM
56 posts

If Selmi is the Cadalac what is a JKV and why?


Posted in: Chocolate Education

Hi Antonino,

Did you order the Fbm/Boscolo Unica?

How do you like it?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
08/09/11 06:42:55PM
56 posts

material


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Javier,

Did you have the opportunity to try them?

How do you like them?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
08/09/11 10:29:17AM
56 posts

material


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Javier,

May I ask why are you selling the tempering machines?

What country were they manufactured?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
08/09/11 10:23:50AM
56 posts

a very simple or a very complicated question, please help.


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

Hi Ozgur,

Did you buy one of the Selmi tempering machines? Which one?

How do you like it?

Thanks,

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
07/18/11 11:04:25PM
56 posts

Wine Cooler/Cabinet for Chocolate Truffles/Pralines Storage


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

Hi Clay,

I strongly agree with you in regards to what it matters is the consistent throughput and quality. In the mid and long term, the Irinox cabinets will allow to increase productivity by maximizing throughput and minimizing waste, at the end becoming affordable and even cheaper than other short term budget solutions.

Desmon seems to be a good alternative to Irinox. How Desmon's quality compares to Irinox? 60% less is a big difference. Is Desmon's quality not as good as Irinox?

Once again, thanks a lot.

Omar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
07/18/11 03:35:44PM
56 posts

Wine Cooler/Cabinet for Chocolate Truffles/Pralines Storage


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

Thanks a lot for your feedback Melanie.

What price range for wine coolers would you consider cheap? I am looking at this two units (please follow link below). The first one is $755.00, and the second one, which has twice the capacity, $895.

http://www.rosehillwinecellars.com/vintage-keeper-wine-cabinet-110
http://www.rosehillwinecellars.com/vintage-keeper-wine-cabinet-220

How do these two wine coolers look compared to the ones that you have?

Thanks,
Omar

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