Inspect the Premier Chocolate Refiner for shipping damages, and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Familiarize yourself with the names of each part by looking at the diagram below.
2. MACHINE SETUP
Regulating Stone Pressure:
Stainless Steel Stone Holder Assembly:
3. FIRST-USE CLEANING
To remove the fine stone dust on the granite stones, use the following method:
Vegetable oil and sugar in a ratio of 70% oil to 30% sugar, for a total weight of 21⁄2 - 3 pounds. Allow the machine to run for about 10-15 minutes. Remove and discard contents. Follow the link below for video instructions.
4. WASHING AND DRYING
Remove drum and roller stones from the unit. Disassemble the drum and the stones completely. Wash using a mild, soapy solution. Rinse well. To thoroughly clean the roller stones, use the included wire brush. Machine parts are not dishwasher safe. Allow to air dry completely. Note that moisture tends to accumulate in the hub of the stone. To ensure complete dryness of the parts, a blow dryer can be used for a few seconds at a time.
To reassemble the unit, please refer back to step 2.
6. FIRST BATCH - REFINING AND CONCHING
Heat, minimal pressure and gradual addition of ingredients are key at the start of the refining process. Loading the drum too quickly will cause stones to stop and will prevent the machine from spinning. Gradually add ingredients, allowing nibs to become a thick paste and using a blow dryer or a heat gun to apply any additional heat as needed. Turn the Top Lock Nut to apply pressure (refer to step 2). Always cover the shaft of the roller stones with product—the minimum batch size is 40% of the machine’s capacity.
Tips & Tricks: Visual cues are important for knowing when it is time to add more nibs. The paste should have the consistency of chunky peanut butter before adding more ingredients.The release of cocoa butter is also key. Paste will begin to glisten as the cocoa butter is released as the mixture refines and warms up. Loading the unit too quickly will slow down the process and may stop the machine.
7. FIRST BATCH - ADDITIONAL CONCHING
Should you choose to further conch your chocolate without additional refining, be sure to loosen and remove the top lock.
8. EMPTYING THE DRUM
Once you are satisfied with the texture and flavor of the product, empty the drum. Follow the link below for video instructions. Never store chocolate or other products in the drum.
Emptying the Drum of a DCM Melanger: https://youtube.com/shorts/caBx_EEd_vE?feature=shared
Wash, dry and reassemble the machine. Store your machine clean, dry, and covered with the lid.