Forum Activity for @Greg Gould

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
07/23/17 03:00:42PM
68 posts

A New Tempering Machine is Closer Than Ever!


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Me!  silverchildconfectionaries@gmail.com

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
07/19/17 01:27:14PM
68 posts

Looking for a small guitar


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


I have a Martellato full size double guitar and it's incredibly frustrating. I'm not sure if another brand would be better, but I know a large company who had a Dedy, sold theirs and cut by hand now.

Strings break all the time and you'll wreck your fingers trying to restring it with piano wire.  Cleaning it is a pain in the ass, something to consider if you need to wash between every recipe.

A guitar cutter should be a great thing and at some point I hope to try and work with it again, if I can hire a piano tuner to restring the frames.  In the meantime, I score with a caramel cutter and cut with a blade.


updated by @Greg Gould: 07/19/17 01:28:29PM
Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
07/06/17 03:22:44PM
68 posts

Dehumidifier Box


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

That's what I'm doing​ now.  In the winter, they dry out perfectly after a day.  In the summer, even with a dehumidifier in the room, after 6 hours they're sticky.  After a day they're unsellable.  I don't think the dehumidifier is strong enough to get the whole room so I'm wondering if a much smaller area might work.  

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
07/06/17 09:18:12AM
68 posts

Dehumidifier Box


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

That's not working during the humid months.  In the winter that's fine.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
06/29/17 10:40:28AM
68 posts

Dehumidifier Box


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


I'm making chocolate dipped  caramels and Pate De Fruit but humidity is always a problem in the summer. I'm thinking of having a box built like a Hillards cooling cabinet but instead of an AC it would be hooked up to a dehumidifier.   The intake would be on the inside of the box and would vent out. The room itself is cool so I don't see the need to use an AC.  

Thoughts?  Would this even work?

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
06/29/17 10:20:10AM
68 posts

Chocolate texture on product after refrigeration


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

Just realized you're enrobing chocolates.  If you can find a way to go from the fridge to room temperature, with something in between like a wine cooler,that might work.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
06/29/17 10:16:55AM
68 posts

Chocolate texture on product after refrigeration


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

My local home depot has thermometer/humidity monitors or about $15.  I have to run a dehumidifier in the summer here non stop, more than the AC, and even then I get some condensation sometimes.

Switching to a Hillards cooling cabinet instead of a fridge will also help because the temperature of the molds won't be so low as to cause condensation.

One trick I learned after using the firdge/freezer to get stuck chocolates out: wrap the mold in plastic wrap so it's airtight.  If there's no air, there's no condensation.   

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
06/17/17 03:31:41AM
68 posts

chocolate mold warmer?


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

I use the warming draw at the bottom of my oven.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
06/12/17 12:59:29AM
68 posts

cooker for jelly and pate de fruit with removable bowl


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

Bumping this up bexcuse I'd like to know.  Does anyone have an answer?

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
06/06/17 06:23:19PM
68 posts

For Sale - Krebs/Krea Heated Chocolate Spray Gun - Chicago


Posted in: Classifieds

I might be interested.  greggould1000@gmail.com

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
05/26/17 06:25:52PM
68 posts

Cooling Case Purchase


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

I have a Hilliards and I love it!

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
05/14/17 10:49:26PM
68 posts

Dipped Caramels


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

I haven't figured a way.  I bought a caramel roller and it doesn't get through caramel.  The handle has a terrible grip.   It is great for scoring them before you cut them.   Don't get a guitar cutter.

If you want to speed things up, I'd recommend getting a Chocovision Delta to automate up your chocolate tempering.  They're used on eBay regularly.  

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
04/20/17 03:20:50AM
68 posts

Cannabis Infused Bob Bon Filling


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

I am making ganaches, filling every thing by hand on a scale.   I've seen depositing machines online but don't know much about them.  
I figured I could boil more cream than necessary, that's probably the way to go.  When I add the oil depends on the recipe but it isn't in the cream. Some flavors do go in the cream but I can compensate.  
Thank You Clay

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
04/19/17 01:40:16PM
68 posts

Cannabis Infused Bob Bon Filling


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


I make shell molded bon bons and I'm struggling with accurate dosing from piece to piece.  There are weight variations from batch to batch, but the amount of cannabis oil I add remains constant.   I'm assuming its because moisture evaporates from the cream when I'm boiling it.  

Also, I've switched to clear distillate and I'm wondering if anyone else has.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
04/18/17 01:24:21AM
68 posts

For Sale-Hilliard Cooling Cabinet-Lake Placid, NY


Posted in: Classifieds

Is this still availabe?  Whats your email?

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
12/04/16 08:56:36PM
68 posts

16 Magnetic Polycarbonate Molds


Posted in: Classifieds


I have 8 of these --> http://www.jbprince.com/chocolate-and-sugarwork/squares-magnetic-28-cavities.asp
and 8 of these --> http://www.jbprince.com/chocolate-and-sugarwork/rounds-magnetic-28-cavities.asp

They're just too small for me.  $20 each plus shipping or take all 16 for $320 and I'll pay shipping.

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updated by @Greg Gould: 12/04/16 08:58:07PM
Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
11/25/16 02:10:27PM
68 posts

ISO: Cat Tongue Polycarbonate Molds


Posted in: Classifieds


I have 2 and am looking for a couple more.  I can't even find any on line to buy new.

If you're wondering what they are:

http://consciouscat.net/2013/10/08/katzenzungen-unique-candy-cat-lovers/


updated by @Greg Gould: 11/25/16 02:10:29PM
Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
10/12/16 03:49:06PM
68 posts

what is praline, as an ingredient?


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

I've made my own praline paste and I've used canned.  Honestly, the canned tastes more like what people expect from hazelnut, and the consistency is better, but I keep making mine from scratch.  Usually, when it's from a can, it's just roasted nuts and sugar that hasn't been caramelized.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
06/07/16 08:41:35PM
68 posts

FS - Easy Fill Depositing Machine PFM 2000 - NY


Posted in: Classifieds

Why are you getting rid of it?  Is hand filling easier?  

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
05/24/16 10:04:24AM
68 posts

Expired Gianduja?


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


I was gifted two blocks of gianduja, a Callebut milk that was opened with a best by date was in March, the other a Valrhona dark with a packaged date of july 2014 and a best by date of July of last year.  Should I toss them?  The Callebut seems fine.  

I have a hard time finding gianduja so this is a big deal.  I usually make my own,


updated by @Greg Gould: 05/24/16 10:04:26AM
Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
05/19/16 05:17:36PM
68 posts

ISO Ganache frames and Pate De Fruit Silicone Frames


Posted in: Classifieds

The title pretty much says it all.  I'm looking for some frames.  I'm looking for the Maratello 5 plastic frame set but the full size one, not the mini.  I'll take other frames too, 12x12x1/4" and 12x12x1/2" are the other sizes I want but I'm flexible. 

I'm also looking for frames for my pate defruit.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
03/14/16 04:59:03PM
68 posts

Martellato Guitar Cutter - Changing Strings


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

Also would you mind giving other advice?  

What width strings should i use?  

Can you recommend ganache frames?  Whats the highest I would want to go?  Are acetate sheets preferable to silicone mats?  I will be making two layer ganaches.  I also make pate de fruit.

Im thinking of buying the cart built for the cutter but its $300.  What I like is I have no room for the cutter and i can store my 5 frames underneath perfectly.  Any reason to get something else?

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
03/09/16 03:07:13PM
68 posts

Martellato Guitar Cutter - Changing Strings


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

Hi everyone!   I just picked up a used cutter and some of the strings are broken on a couple of frames.  Do I neeed a special tool to loosen the bolts on the frame so I can replace strings?


updated by @Greg Gould: 03/14/16 04:50:36PM
Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
02/22/16 11:39:44AM
68 posts

Wanted: Used Dedy Guitar Cutter


Posted in: Classifieds

Don't get one used. I bought a used one in January through ebay, it came broken, and I'm still disputing it with the seller.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
01/28/16 03:31:23PM
68 posts

I Bought A Used Dedy Guitar But...


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


I bought a Dedy double guitar cutter from eBay.  Thye box came banged up, I contacted the seller and he wanted me to check it out before I returned it.  It has a couple of problems and I dont know how severe.  I paid $1800 with three cutting frames which I think is a crazy good deal.  

O)ne of the brackets to hold the arm is bent.  I cant get the frame in there.  I could most likely straighten it out with breaking it but Im concerned it wont line up any more.

The other arm doesnt seen to line up with the grid.  I have to pull it away from the back of the bracket slot about an 1/8 of an inch to get it to line up.  I wonder if I'll have to wiggle it to get it to cut properly, but maybe thats normal. I dont know.

Thoughts?  Should I put in a claim through eBay to return it when it was listed in as new condition?

i could try and take a video to show you what I mean.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
09/09/15 01:04:15AM
68 posts

help


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

Its 2015 and this is thr best we can come up with.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
09/09/15 01:01:35AM
68 posts

Tempering with holely baffle


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

I do the same as Jayne.  It works every time but I dont do bean to bar.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
03/30/15 11:57:51AM
68 posts

Cacao beer or wine available in the us?


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Youngs Double Chocolate Stout - you should be abvle to get this anywhere

Boatswain Chocolate Stout - I get mine at Trader Joes

and my favorite beer of all: Gearys Winter Ale - the brewery is a mile from home.  

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
02/02/15 02:32:44PM
68 posts

Can I use a caramel cutter to cut ganache?


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

I need a caramel cutter and I need a guitar cutter.  I can not afford the guitar cutter until the fall but I can get a caramel cutter probably this month.  Is there any reason why I should not cut up a slab of ganache with a caramel cutter?  Am I missing anything?


updated by @Greg Gould: 04/09/15 10:16:20AM
Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
02/02/15 02:23:16PM
68 posts

Pate De Fruit


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

Thank you everyone in advance.

I want to make pate de fruit for two layer pralines.  I've tried a dozen times with 2 recipies and it never sets but I now understand that I need aple pectin, or something.  I see special pate de fruit pectin on Chef Rubber and I'm wondering if it's that worth paying more or will apple pectin be fine?  Is there anywhere cheaper than Chef Rubber for apple pectin?


updated by @Greg Gould: 04/10/15 05:36:23AM
Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
09/24/14 05:01:38PM
68 posts

Medical Marijuana / Chocolate please share your experiences


Posted in: Opinion

I won another award.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
06/08/14 09:49:01PM
68 posts

Medical Marijuana / Chocolate please share your experiences


Posted in: Opinion

1. What do you want to know?

2. It already has

:D

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
01/10/14 08:50:19AM
68 posts

My Hazelnut Praline Paste is Gritty


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

Would someone provide links to some roll mills?

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
01/10/14 08:44:28AM
68 posts

My Hazelnut Praline Paste is Gritty


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

Yes I meanpralin. Thank you everyone for your answers. I'm glad I didn't buy the Robot Coupe.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
01/09/14 04:40:37PM
68 posts

My Hazelnut Praline Paste is Gritty


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

I'm making my own nut pastes but I can't get them as smooth as the ones in the can. Inevitably, a few people complain it's gritty. I've tried using a Wearing commercial food processor but that's not doing the trick. Would a robo-coupe be better or am I not going to be able to get it perfect with a fod processor?


updated by @Greg Gould: 04/15/15 04:17:47PM
Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
12/03/13 06:09:47AM
68 posts

hand-dipping truffles


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

Why are you switching?
Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
11/11/13 08:11:50AM
68 posts

Jean-Pierre Wybauw Discussion (Recipes)


Posted in: Chocolate Education

The best recipes I found are the Marco (Cognac & marzipan) which I think is in book 1, the coconut caramel and banana from book 2 and the blueberry from book 3. They are all beyond fantastic. FYI: I omit the sorbitol.

Greg Gould
@Greg Gould
10/16/13 07:02:15PM
68 posts

Looking for a mold of a dj turntables


Posted in: Geek Gear - Cool Tools

Someone shared a picture of a chocolate turntable. I have no idea where it came from. Google only comes up with a silicone ice cube mold and that's not it. Can anyone tell me where it came from?


updated by @Greg Gould: 04/10/15 05:41:37AM
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