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  1. tschaefges

    Keeping coloured cocoa butter warm

    We use a dehydrator hooked to a temperature controller (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V4TJR00/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Turn the dehydrator to a high temp, plug it into the controller and put the temperature probe in the middle tray of the dehydrator near the cocoa butter containers. We put our airbrush in there, too. The temperature controller will turn the dehydrator on and off to maintain the set temperature. Much more flexible and accurate than the thermostat on the dehydrator. As a bonus, you can plug a small refrigerator into the controller set to cooling mode to use the fridge for chocolate work.
  2. tschaefges

    Anyone using a LP Gas stove?

    We live in a rural area and have a 6-burner Bluestar on LP. No issues at all.
  3. We have a 6-burner Bluestar. The oven door gets a bit warm, but the handle does not. It's a great range. We've only had a couple of minor problems in the 12 years we've had it and all have been easily fixed by a local repair guy. It's a big advantage that there are no electronic parts to fail, so almost any appliance repair person can work on it.
  4. tschaefges

    How to recreate these chocolates

    This may be the source of the original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pastrychefantoniobachour/33421755742/in/photolist-SVnezY-RMWxvi Andrey Dubovik's Instagram feed has a photo of these chocolates from above.