A chocolate temper meter is used to measure the presence of various types of the crystal forms IV, V in semi-molten cocoa butter in the preparation of well tempered chocolate. It works by measuring "the temperature of a standard weight of chocolate as it crystallizes when cooled in a controlled way."[1][2] A modern, digital version, the Greer temper meter, can measure the degree of temper at any required time.[3]


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  2. ^ Hartel, Richard W. (1998). "Phase Transitions in Chocolate and Coatings". In M. A. Rao, Richard W. Hartel (ed.). Phase/state transitions in foods: chemical, structural, and rheological changes. CRC Press. pp. 217–52. ISBN 978-0-8247-0179-6. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  3. ^ Manley, Duncan J. R. (1998). Secondary processing in biscuit manufacturing: chocolate enrobing, moulding, sandwich creaming, icing, application of jam, marshmallow, caramel, troubleshooting tips, Volume 4. Woodhead. ISBN 978-1-85573-296-4.