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Ask the Alchemist #191

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Ask the Alchemist #191

Is 'Behmor' impossible to adjust temperature in any profiles?
I read your articles of Behmor and all I could see was the 'Power(%)' of heat and time.
Not exact temperature.
So it looks as if I can roast beans with fixed profiles only.
Because I like to roast with flexible (manual?) temperature and time running.

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New Beans - Trifecta of Peru

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New Beans - Trifecta of Peru

Can you have too much of a good thing?  With these three new beans that brings your choices for Peru to 7.  That's just crazy but I have no control when it come to passing up good beans.  And all of them are certified Organic.

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Ask the Alchemist #190

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Ask the Alchemist #190

I use a Chocovision Delta to temper chocolate and have two questions:

(1) In using the seeding method (with tempered chocolate from the bag or from a bar of the same chocolate), I learned that it doesn't take very much seed for the chocolate to test as in temper--not the 30% or so that many (most?) people recommend.

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Ask the Alchemist #189

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Ask the Alchemist #189

I'm interested in buying your winnower but I am going to use the crankandstein instead of the champion to crack my beans. I noticed your winnower is connected to a champion. For lack of better words, what are my options here?

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