Thanks for the Timely response. Sorry it took me a minute to get back.
I believe that you are correct in that I just have to play with the temperatures more.
I have found that when I mention that I am in the LEGAL cannabis business to most manufacturers that they either do not want to work with you or are unfamiliar with the effect of the thc on the process.
The process depends on regulations.
Per savage, I have purchased parts, and its been a hassle to get them ordered and then shipped . Ive asked questions that seem very simple to me (like rebuild info, that I just did without getting a response) that go unanswered, and when I ask again, they act as if I never asked prior but still do not answer which is unacceptable with email these days. I mean like literally unanswered emails or emails with no follow up after contact. Im literally spending money and offering to pay.
I think Covid also really has harmed customer service as people are very overwhlemed...or now have an excuse. I am familiar with the operations.
Per Callebaut, I did ask some questions, again and have not heard back.
I really do blame the current state of affairs and thats why Ive turned to the net:) I know they are both extremely established and I think it will just take them time to get back to a normal communication schedule.
Im mechanical by nature and processes are easily created and followed and observed. I was hoping someone here might have experience taking a low fluidity chocolate and adding cocoa butter (and possibly lecithin as mentioned) to make it higher fluidity.
For this example, the product started at @30.7 % cocoa butter and this is in a 60% pure dark chocolate. Adding that 9% has taken the chocolate to @40%. this was the l 60 40. The main issue I think it may be is the time I am waiting after retemper for the crystals to redistribute. The temperatures are accurate through double checks.
I am thinking melt at 120, cool at 84 (thats the sweet spot right before the chocolate seizes, with this mixture) and then temper from 90. Im just not sure of another direction unless the answer would be more cocoa butter to get the percent in the low 40's or how much lecithin. When we used Taza, we moved towards 45 percent since it was stone ground and with Felclin, we did not really have to add much, all things being equal, generally, all dark, thick, blended
Thank you so much for reading and contributing.