opinions for tempering wheel?

mark4604
@mark4604
06/10/16 10:14:47PM
9 posts

hey everyone my name is mark Anthony I'm located in Bogota Colombia and I am getting ready to open a boutique size bean to bar chocolate business but I have a few questions and I was wondering if I could get some opinions.

1. I need a tempering wheel or at least I prefer one because I am going to be filling bar molds and I would rather not ladle every mold. So I was wondering if anyone has bought any of the tempering machines from albibabaexress, I think there called known tempering machines which I believe is just an off brand? I have a very stretched budget for a tempering wheel, So I guess I have to frugal. Can anyone recommend another brand which has good prices? Also I have seen the warmers/tempers  with no wheel and a lot more capacity for a much better price and not from china but they have no wheel and that's very important for me. Does anyone  make wheel attachments or does that not exist?

 thanks.

Sebastian
@sebastian
06/11/16 08:06:36AM
754 posts

You sure you want a wheel? I'm not a huge fan of them as they can result in lots of air bubbles getting trapped.  An alternative i might suggest would be a heated/jacketed kettle - something like a smith kettle or one from a company called the savage brothers.  Not sure what your budget is, but you should be able to find one for about $5,000 USD or so.  can temper and maintain temper as small as ~20 lbs and as large as, well, as large as you'll ever need (of course the larger units cost more money)

mark4604
@mark4604
06/11/16 12:49:10PM
9 posts

Thanks Sebastian, that's a really good idea i will look into that, ii was watching a video last night on you tube and I someone from using a pneumatic pump or something for loading molds have you  ever heard of anything like this? I will include the video. thanks for your feedback.  


updated by @mark4604: 07/20/16 03:57:44PM
mark4604
@mark4604
06/11/16 12:51:09PM
9 posts

Tempering before and after kickstarter project


updated by @mark4604: 07/20/16 08:21:28PM
Clay Gordon
@clay
06/11/16 04:08:32PM
1,680 posts

Mark -

FBM will be offering a 10kg batch tempering machine in the very near future. Instead of using running water to maintain temperature it uses a compressor for cooling and electrical resistance wire for heating.

I don't know about a depositor for it, yet. You might be able to fit a Peppy Pumper to the tank. (There is a pump for the Savage tanks made by Savage Bros but people I know who have used both prefer the Peppy Pumper.)




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mark4604
@mark4604
06/11/16 08:31:24PM
9 posts

Thanks clay, I saw another one of your post you mentioned something about a Peruvian company that makes machinery  are they still open or have a webpage>


updated by @mark4604: 07/23/16 10:34:20AM
Sebastian
@sebastian
06/12/16 02:19:27PM
754 posts

Lots of pnuematic delivery systems out there - i'd never heard of the one called the peppy pumper, but it gets my vote on the name alone 8-)

mark4604
@mark4604
06/12/16 03:16:11PM
9 posts

Off subject I just found this design on a brasilian mercado libre site  thought some people might like it   or might want to make one.Picador de Barras de Chocolate - Lojas Black Apron


updated by @mark4604: 07/23/16 04:15:00AM
chocochoco
@chocochoco
06/29/16 11:17:28AM
56 posts

Hi Clay,

Do you know how much will be the new FBM 10kg batch tempering machine? Thanks.

Omar

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