Forum Activity for @John Duxbury

John Duxbury
@John Duxbury
10/13/14 01:12:56PM
45 posts

Which Chocolate Spray Gun to Purchase?


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

The Krebs solutions look very interesting but I'm getting confused on the best model for a small shop, so my volume of spraying isn't that great. I use colored cocoa butter, colored compound and thinned down chocolate, all at different times. If I understand correctly the LM25 works best for thinner spraying materials used on light-weight and above pieces; the LM45 works better with heavier weight sprays (compound coatings and colored chocolate) but isn't really recommended for light-weight pieces (the pressure is too high); while the HotCHOC works best with 50 - 50 mixes and keeps the temperature for an hour.

My first question is: which model works best when using a variety of spraying materials - melted compound, thinned chocolate, or colored cocoa butter. And secondly, if I'm using 7oz bottles of colored cocoa butter, won't there be a lot of waste every time I change colors and have to clean out the spray bottle? Like I say, the solutions look very interesting but at a price range of $320 - $398, I really don't want to make a mistake by ordering the wrong model. Thanks for the help, John

John Duxbury
@John Duxbury
01/21/13 12:54:25AM
45 posts

Question about chocolate molds


Posted in: Classifieds

Thanks Clay. I'll start seeking out vacuum-foaming manufacturers. I doubt if it will be easy but if i can accomplish this, i do believe it will be worth the effort. Thanks again for the guidance.

John Duxbury
@John Duxbury
01/20/13 03:41:04PM
45 posts

Question about chocolate molds


Posted in: Classifieds

Hello Clay. This is very interesting and similar to a technique that I really want to learn. On a few of the high end chocolate sites I've seen (TotallyChocolate.com, for example), they're able toproducesome incredibly detailed molds. I believe they're using some type of laser etching to produce this level of detail. I imaging that the cost to produce this level of mold is fairly high butdefinitelysomething that I'd be willing to invest in if I can learn and understand the technique. Any ideas on how I can investigate this process further? Thanks again for your excellent response to Geetha's question.

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