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How do you store chocolate in a warm environment?
March 16, 2006
8:42 pm
gerrypez
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What is a good way to store chocolate, in an area that is hot during the summer? I have read “chocolate is best stored tightly wrapped in a dry place with a cool temperature of 15 to 21 degrees C (60 to 70 degrees F”. Is a dedicated refrigerator (set to those temperatures) the right solution?

March 16, 2006
10:00 pm
Sebastian
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Wrap it in foil, zip it up in a ziplog bag tightly. freeze it.

March 17, 2006
4:18 pm
patsikes
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I know someone who created a “cool closet” to store chocolate for her shop. It is just a area that is covered with a thick poly sheet to whold the air in and has a small window AC unit that blows cool air in.

Patrick Sikes
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Patrick Sikes www.MyChocolateJournal.com
March 17, 2006
8:07 pm
wrks4choc
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The Chef;
How big was the walk-in and how big was the dehumidifier?? I’m trying to figure out how to utilize sadly an unused freezer and if I can get the temp warm enough and maybe install a de-humidifier it might be a great place for finished choc.! Thanks.
JoAnne

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March 18, 2006
6:25 am
Hans-Peter Rot
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I use a wine cooler.

March 20, 2006
3:32 pm
patsikes
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A wine cooler! That is a great idea…because those already can be set to “warmer” cool conditions right Montegrano?

Patrick Sikes
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Patrick Sikes www.MyChocolateJournal.com
March 21, 2006
1:02 am
Hans-Peter Rot
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Pat, yup! And some of the more expensive models have digital temperature control that maintain humidty levels as well. There’s a thread somewhere around here about this topic too.