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chocolate derailment

The day the enrober crashed. Tom tells this story in his profile.

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Comment by Tom Neuhaus on December 12, 2011 at 11:20pm

I set the chocolate temperature too low, then left the enrober to its own "devices" for maybe an hour.  When I came back, the chocolate had partially crystallized and assumed the look of chocolate flowstone (a rock formation found in caverns). The belt ripped in several places, but with a little patience, I was able to reassemble everything

Comment by Clay Gordon on December 12, 2011 at 9:28pm

Eve: I was looking for the story on Tom's profile so I could link to it ... and don't see it. Please post the link. Thanks, Clay

Comment by Erin on December 12, 2011 at 2:39pm

I hope you post the story here.  I would like to know as well.

Comment by Daniel Herskovic on December 9, 2011 at 7:13am

Hi Eve,

That's good news! Thanks for sharing the picture! When I was first learning to use the machine. I had the wheel spinning to fast and 15 pounds of chocolate went flying out of the machine right on the floor. Good luck during the holidays and Happy enrobing!

Comment by Eve on December 9, 2011 at 12:00am

Hi Daniel.  Oh, yes, we fixed it.  It looks worse than it turned out to be.  The wires are really springy and they resumed their former shape.  We had walked out for a time, and the chocolate's temperature had been set a little too low, causing it to crystallize and set around the belt.

Comment by Daniel Herskovic on December 8, 2011 at 10:53pm

Can you send me the link of what happened. I would love to read the story. I have the same machine. Was it able to be fixed

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