Forum Activity for @Juliana Desmond

Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
05/16/17 08:20:00PM
6 posts

Need Opinions on Cooling Fridge or Tunnel


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

Hi Clay,

I am in the market for a cooling cabinet and was hoping for some suggestions. We are a very small kitchen just starting our cannabis chocolate in Tucson, Arizona. I am considering Hilliards cooling cabinet which is in the $3500 price range. Do you have any recomendations for alternatives with a similar price and size? I appreciate any help! Thank you :) 


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updated by @Juliana Desmond: 05/16/17 10:37:52PM
Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
05/05/17 06:28:25PM
6 posts

Release / Separation Marks


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

Hello,

I am making molded chocolate bars and keep having the same problem. These bars are not turning out smooth and shiny. I wonder if they are cooling too quick? These test batches are pure chocolate and not medicated. I wonder is the size 6"× 3" too big for an even temper? I hope its not the molds, because I just had these custom made thermoformed with our logo. Is it cooling too quick? I am tempering the chocolate but not sure the best way to cool it. I have always just cooled chocolate in a regular refrigerator, but I was also working with smaller molds.

I would really appreciate any help or feedback please.

Thank you! Juliana


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Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
05/05/17 06:06:47PM
6 posts

Problem cooling and or tempering


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

Thank you, yes they must be release/separation marks. Any ideas on how to solve this issue?

Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
05/04/17 01:15:22AM
6 posts

Problem cooling and or tempering


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

Hello,

I am making molded chocolate bars and keep having the same problem. These bars are not turning out smooth and shiny. I wonder if they are cooling too quick? These test batches are pure chocolate and are not medicated. I wonder is the size 6"× 3" too big for an even temper? I am tempering the chocolate but not sure the best way to cool it. I have always just cooled chocolate in a regular refrigerator but I was always just working with smaller molds. Is it cooling too quick? I would really appreciate any help or feedback please.

Thank you!
Juliana :)
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Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
04/06/17 05:01:40PM
6 posts

Packaging and Storage


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

Hello, I am looking to find custom packaging for chocolate bars. I would like to heat seal them myself without having to use an expensive machine. Are there any packaging companies that make these kind of wrappers for small scale businesses? My google search was unsuccesful, I would really appreciate any help. Thank you! <3


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Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
04/06/17 04:51:40PM
6 posts

Packaging for Chocolate Bars?


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

Hello Chocolate Lovers!

I am looking to find custom packaging for chocolate bars. I would like to heat seal them myself without having to use an expensive machine. Are there any packaging companies that make these kind of wrappers for small scale businesses? My google search was unsuccesful :( I would really appreciate any help. Thank you! <3


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Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
09/20/15 04:38:14AM
6 posts

Help Packaging!


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

http://confectioner.tap-usa.com/winehanger-wht-pk.aspx

This looks similar, and they have various truffle boxes.

 


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Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
09/20/15 03:55:06AM
6 posts

EZtemper


Posted in: Geek Gear - Cool Tools

Is the "silk" just cocoa butter or does it have any other ingredients? How and when would you add lecithin to the chocolate?

Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
05/14/14 01:00:56AM
6 posts

Whats a good source for chocolate?


Posted in: Classifieds

Wonderful, thanks Clay!

Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
05/13/14 07:44:20PM
6 posts

Whats a good source for chocolate?


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Clay,

I am looking to buy 10 - 20 pounds at a time, with a price range of $5-9/lb.

I would prefer Latin American grown.

It would also be nice~ but not necessary ~ to find some that is Soy Free and Sugar Free for the purists.

I just ordered a sampler pack from El Rey to try their different varieties. If you know of other companies that have similar sampling packs that would be helpful too.

Muchas Gracias~

P.S. I am excited to get your opinion Clay! I am now reading your book Discover Chocolate! This is such a great site and community. I am very grateful for the the work that you and all the chocolate makers and lovers do to make this world more blissful and sweet one mouthful at a time! :D

Thanks,

Juliana

Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
05/12/14 09:06:50PM
6 posts

Whats a good source for chocolate?


Posted in: Classifieds

I am looking for a good source to buy chocolate for melting to use with molds. Preferably Latin American grown with minimal ingredients, soy free would be great but is not necessary. I appreciate any suggestions, Thank you!


updated by @Juliana Desmond: 06/07/15 03:02:34PM
Juliana Desmond
@Juliana Desmond
05/11/14 07:50:21PM
6 posts

Keeping from blooming ~ in silicone molds


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

Does lecithin help chocolate keep its temper? Or is there anything that helps prevent bloom? I use silicone molds and the chocolate starts turning a lighter color after a couple weeks. Chocolate from the same batch that I pour into polycarbonate molds stays fine, only the silicone ones bloom. Are there any suggestions for this? Thanks!


updated by @Juliana Desmond: 04/11/15 02:07:01PM