Ask the Alchemist #177

Level: Alchemist Reading time: 13 min Hi, John – I just watched your roasting video. I am one of those people (for the last 1.5 years since I moved to Seattle) who doesn’t currently have an oven. I hope to move in the next few months, but until then I’ve been taking my beans to […]

Ask the Alchemist #174

Level: Apprentice Reading time: 10 min I am struggling making my 70% chocolate with only two ingredients.  It seems like what I should do but it is really thick and hard to work with.   It blooms really badly. What am I doing wrong? Why are you not adding a little cocoa butter? I mostly keep […]

Video Tuesday

Every Tuesday, for the next few months we are going to be putting out a new video on our youtube channel, How to Make Chocolate at Home.  In a similar manner to my walls of words in text, I ramble a bit, taking this or that side path as it suites what I am attempting […]

Ask the Alchemist #173

Do you have any videos showing how to make chocolate?  I’ve looked all over and can’t find them. I was just going over with my  a member of my team how to announce our video series.  Thank you for the absolutely perfect introduction. Yep, you heard it right.  We have videos on the way. I’m […]

Three brand new products

First and foremost, I want to present the NutraChef ‘cocoa press’ oil expeller.  You can now make your own cocoa butter at home at the press of a button.  I tasted the most amazing milk chocolate made with some fresh pressed Madagascar cocoa.  The caramel notes were amazing and fully due to the single origin […]

New Products on the way

No Ask the Alchemist today.  The queue is empty. Mind you, I thought I was setting a new record this week for submissions, but somehow things have become confused.  All the messages were general questions to me.  Do you ship here?  Can you ship this out today?  Do you sell tempering machines?  Where can I […]



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