Forum Activity for @Mr. Brian Wallace

Mr. Brian Wallace
@Mr. Brian Wallace
12/27/16 01:06:50PM
9 posts

F/S - chocolate melters and equipment - Vancouver, CA


Posted in: Classifieds

I'll take the panning attachment if you can get it to me at 94608 in California. Drop me a line at me@brianwallace.com if it is still available. 

Mr. Brian Wallace
@Mr. Brian Wallace
09/13/16 11:37:53AM
9 posts

WTB - Used Savage Bros 220V Automatic Tempering machine w/depositor


Posted in: Classifieds

Union Machinery just posted one today:http://www.unionmachinery.com/Product.asp?Number=79310

If you're willing to wait until Jan/Feb 2017 I'd be happy to sell you ours.

Good luck Mark.

Mr. Brian Wallace
@Mr. Brian Wallace
09/12/16 11:20:20PM
9 posts

WTB - Used Savage Bros 220V Automatic Tempering machine w/depositor


Posted in: Classifieds

How big of a machine are you looking for Mark?

Mr. Brian Wallace
@Mr. Brian Wallace
08/23/16 05:01:37PM
9 posts

F/S - Rev Delta and chocolate skimmer


Posted in: Classifieds

Can I get an email / phone to speak with you about the Prima?

I'm in Oakland so transport would be easy.

Mr. Brian Wallace
@Mr. Brian Wallace
05/12/16 02:52:41PM
9 posts

Anyone used or using the Santha 65/Santha 100? That has any views or thoughts on them


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Yes, we did. Of note: they'll tell you that shipping is included, but not that its only to your nearest port. You'll need to pick it up from there or pay a good amount of money to get it to you via a LTL intermediary. There will also be misc fees to bring the equipment in, paid at the port of entry... Also there are storage fees that can rack up pretty quickly at ports if you don't pick the equipment up or arrange for an intermediary to do so quickly, which is a little annoying since the arrival date is never set in stone. Santha didn't make this crystal clear to us, so the few hundred extra dollars and man hours we spent to finish the transaction was a sizeable annoyance. I say this to encourage you to ask lots of questions and to be prepared to jump on it when you receive notification that it has arrived. 

Mr. Brian Wallace
@Mr. Brian Wallace
05/06/16 05:17:09PM
9 posts

Anyone used or using the Santha 65/Santha 100? That has any views or thoughts on them


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I've used the smaller Spectra 11 units, and can confirm they burn out belts like crazy. The Spectra 40 however has been chain driven since we bought our unit a couple years ago, and I absolutely love it. Just make sure that if you buy a used one, you get one that's chain driven... We have of course had some issues with it over the years, with mixed results as to how quickly / easily of a time we've had getting spare or replacement parts. However, we did have the seal on the drum go out in less than a year from purchase, and Santha stood by their one year warranty and shipped us an entire new drum free of charge. Between this action and the price on these machines, I'm convinced they're the best option on the market right now if you're dedicated to refining with stone. 

Mr. Brian Wallace
@Mr. Brian Wallace
05/06/16 05:07:31PM
9 posts

F/S - Practically New Selmi One & Selmi Plus - Los Angeles, CA


Posted in: Classifieds

Are these machines still available? Sent an email but haven't heard back..


updated by @Mr. Brian Wallace: 05/06/16 05:07:58PM
Mr. Brian Wallace
@Mr. Brian Wallace
01/03/16 08:29:34PM
9 posts

Recommendations for visiting San Blas and finding cacao?


Posted in: Travels & Adventures

We had a hard time finding anything related to cacao in San Blas, though it was still one of the most awe-inspiring places I've been to on the entire planet. The next time I visit I'm hoping to stay off the islands and explore the mainland a bit more, with hopes that I'll be able to find cacao there. Check Bocas del Toro, Almirante, and across the border in Talamanca (Costa Rica) for lots of great cacao. There are lots of options in these areas that aren't too hard to find.. I'm at me@brianwallace.com if you'd like more details. Happy travels.