Thursday June 22, 2006

Ruzz here. Everything should be up now.

but for the comments. They don't seem to be saving. So hold your comments for a bit while i sort it out.

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[Mon 16:05] ruzz email ~ site
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[Wed 22:14] anonymous ~
Ireally like you site & IT HELPED ME WITH HEAPS FOR A SCIENCE PROJECT



Tuesday June 20, 2006

That about says it. E-mail has been down since Thursday, along with the order and main site server. The later (obviously) are back up, but e-mail is being difficult. So, if you have written, I am not ignoring you and your e-mail is not lost. I will respond to everyone when it is functioning again.

Thank you.

Alchemist John

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[Tue 10:41] nilima mehta email ~
Respected Sir, I am a home made chocolate maker of a citynamed Vadodara in India.Every year I hold " Exhibition and sale" of my chocolates.That time II make varieties of chocolates.Sir, by surfing on the web I came across your window and felt to be part and parcel of the site.Sir, I would be obliged if you could send me news and information about the chocolate world.That way I shall be able to update my knowledge of chocolate. thanking you yours Nilima.
[Sun 10:56] Trisha email ~
I have been looking for cocoa bean mulch for my garden to use as a weed deterent. Do you know of a place I could purchase this?



Friday June 2, 2006

We are currently out of stock of the Santha Wet Grinder. Even though it is marked "out of stock", if you want one when they come in, you are welcome to place the order (and please tell me if you want to pay now or later) and you will get it fresh off the boat.

Also, there are a couple of nice things with the next batch. Rumor has it that Santha will now be calling these Alchemist Stone Chocolate Melangers. I feel honored. Mostly it will be the same unit, except for two changes for the better. There will be a integrated 99 hour timer available and due to a little prompting from yours truly, they have improved their wiring. If you ever saw inside some of the originally, they were a little less than professional. Frankly, I was just glad to have a machine that would let us make chocolate, but I am very happy they are taking constructive suggestions and implementing them.

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[Sat 16:22] William ~
How do i ferment the beans? I am currently a Peace Corps Volunteer in Vanuatu, have no utilities, but have plenty of access to the dried or fresh beans. Chocolate would be nice, and i have access sugar and ill make a mortar and pestile. I'll have access to the internet in three weeks and will check back to this website posting then. FYI: The beans are an export product here to France from what i have figured out so far, they dry them then sell them. The locals eat the sweet/tart flesh surrounding the seed but dont know how to make chocolate. Thank You
[Sun 15:26] miss suzy email ~ site
I really liked this site. My colleuges an I had much fun learning new facts about our passion, chocolate... Well, thank-you.
[Thu 02:52] Robert Nanders email ~ site
Truly remarkable stuff. I'm glad you're out there doing what you do, thanks for keeping on the Santha people to make changes for the better. Now if they'll just make then 10 times larger... ;-)
[Thu 18:03] Alchemist John ~ site
10x larger - that is actually in the works. Really. There are larger models available, but I want to test them before I put out the word too much.
[Mon 07:38] KATIE email ~ site
IM DOEN RESEARCH ON CHOCLATE AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT SO WHAT GOOD IS DOING A ASSIGNMENT ON IT WHEN I DONT KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT CAN YOU PLEASE SEND ME THE METHOD
[Mon 12:53] Leslie email ~
Any idea when the Santha grinder will be available? Leslie
[Mon 16:51] Alchemist John ~ site
Sorry about that. Yes, the wet grinder should be available and ready to ship the first part of July.

Katie, there is really no ONE method, but follow the links in the Alchemist's notebook and that should give you what you need.


[Sun 23:49] Charles email ~
Hi William,

I am a former Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. My main project was building fermenting boxes. I can share more if you contact me at the email above, but we made wooden boxes that were tiered. They're usually 3'x3'x3'. Send me an email and I'ld be happy to send pictures and advice. Good Luck!





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