chocolate spray gun
Have fun. The actual spray job takes less time than it did reading my post.
if u just needed a spray gun and wanted to go cheap could you use a water sprayer (mister as my mom calls it)?
i was thinkning that you would melt the chocolate and add more cocoa butter to it to thin it down alittle and then use it. you think this would work?
We call these spray guns an air brush hence the term air brushing, you only need to use fat soluable coco butter you can buy it ready coloured or use powdered colours but make sure the butter is warm first and heat your air brush uo eather with a hairdryer or hold it over a heat source but be carefull.. if you dont heat them both up you will find that the butter when it cools will clog up your air brush.
Great tips here. Love the heating pad tip!
For the paint sprayer gun, we've used as 50/50 tempered chocolate/cocoa butter mixture. For the velvety texture, we place the items to be sprayed in the fridge/freezer first and spray the surface when it is cool - versus the eggshell textured finish if the item is at room temperature and the sprayer is closer. And make sure to filter the chocolate to catch any lumps (there always are!). I agree with the thorough washing after.
I love using the airbrush too (a Kopycake) for smaller quantities.
Chef, I know your going to think this is wild but if you go and that is if they have it in your City Harbor Tools, honestly they sell a small air compressor and if you will talk with the sales clerk at least the one i had was very knowledgeable and even recommended a nozzle for me that worked for icing and choc late.and the Price is dramatically lower then the supply warehouses by as much as $200.00 dollars.
In fact I was in Colorado Springs and priced one at Bed Bath and beyond and it was #99.00 for the compressor alone.
So I wish you luck and hope you get what you are looking for.
honestly they sell a small air compressor and if you will talk with the sales clerk at least the one i had was very knowledgeable and even recommended a nozzle for me that worked for icing and choc late.and the Price is dramatically lower then the supply warehouses by as much as $200.00 dollars.very high. _______________________________________________________________________________ kanyakumari | Kanyakumari Photos | Kanyakumari Tourism
We use a black and decker spray gun. It has an adjustable front nozzle so you can actually get varying degrees of smoothness. We use colored cocoa butter, melted in a microwave, and strained through a chinois. The product you are spraying, should be frozen, or at the very least, extremely cold. The spray gun is easily disassembled, and cleaned after each use. Been using the same one for a few years now and have only had to replace one part on it. It's extremely easy to get parts for it as well.
Hmm...have any of you ever attempted to use a spray texture gun for spraying food
products like this? I never have, but have used them extensiveley in contruction trades.
They're hopper/gravity driven, they have brass tips, and can texture down to an almost smooth
"orange peel" etc. The thinner the mixture, the smoother the texture.
Also dont see any reason they wouldnt be food safe..... all parts are brass and alluminum,
nothing corrosive or rustable.
NTSelf: I really need to try it sometime.
Krebs used to produce the B&D paint guns also ;-) (And Bosch).
You may have one with a removable screw which suggests it is not a modern cheap paint gun made in China- they don't allow you to seperate the electrical components so that the rest can go into the dishwasher. In terms of nozzles, in addition to the amount of power, you can get different finishes and areas of spraying based upon the nozzle size and shape.
The krebs food gun doesn't work on gravity- rather they use electric to spray even very thick materials like jam, chocolate, egg etc. Very powerful.
Apart from quality, the main issues with chinese mass produced electric paint guns is that the container and other plastic components are not food grade. This is why sometimes you get that plastic taste on croissants etc.
At the end of the day, whatever works for you, works for you. It just seemed prudent to point out that there are choices today for spraying food materials that don't require the pastry brush, cheap paint gun, or expensive compressed air solution.