Hello! Wanted to ask about your previous experience with the screw press.Thanks!
Hi - it worked in a fashion. It did produce cocoa butter that was heavily "contaminated" with cocoa solids to the point of still being black in colour. I could use the resulting cocoa butter to make dark chocolate but obviously not white (didn't try it with milk). The process was a little messy (but what isn't with chocolate) and I found I had to keep my attention on the machine during the process.
All up it was a cheap option to make my own ccb, but given the cost of getting beans to start with, I decided I was better off using bought ccb and using the beans I had to make cocoa liquor.
Thanks for the info! Were you using just heated, winnowed nibs? Did you need to add any fiber? What produced the best results?
Ok. Thanks again!