The Need for Accurate Tool: Grindometer

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I have been reading so many tutorials and reference materials about chocolate making. Specifically grinding. What grinders are appropriate to use. How to grind. How fine the grind should be? Take note: As of publishing this, there is no locally available grinder capable of reducing cocoa nibs down to acceptable particle size. Most merchants will […]

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Try: Skip Bean Roasting

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For the reason so many beans are wasted. Many of them actually have good nibs (broken, halves, shells off). However, they are likely to get burnt when roasted together with selected batches. I am throwing them all away with little hesitation. For the reason, there are small chocolate makers who are successful in winnowing raw […]

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The Melanger Arrives

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This new grinder, specifically melanger, opens new possibility. My current grinder output is good enough, and this one would make it even better. A silky smooth texture. When we talk about chocolate, texture affects flavor greatly, the finer the better. A lesser heat grinding scheme. Granite rollers are popular for chocolate makers because of one […]

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