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Dave Huston added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
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For Sale: Used Santha Spectra 11 Melanger

Hey All,This melanger is very lightly used.  As proof, the original OEM v-belt (PIX-X'set) is still in good shape.   Manufactured on 18/5/12.  I'm assuming in India that means May 18, 2012.  I'm asking $400 obo + you pay for shipping (I'm in California).If you're interested, email me at hustondw at yahoo dot com.Cheers,DaveSee More
46 minutes ago
Dave Huston commented on Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
"Thanks David!  I follow you so far, but now I have another question.  What's usually an acceptable (or industry standard) level of residual moisture in roasted beans?  I would think zero is not an option because it sounds like…"
17 hours ago
Dave Huston commented on Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
"Hey Dale, If you did end up adding some cocoa butter, let me know how it worked out?  Fingers crossed for you!!"
yesterday
Dave Huston commented on Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
"Hey David, Could you describe the burn test a bit more in detail?  I can't find anything more on the TCL or even a Google search about how this is done.  Thanks!!"
yesterday
Dave Huston commented on Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
"Responding to Dale Anderson's Chocovision Rev Delta issue: Hey Dale, I've seen this once with a 70% batch of Camino Verde beans from Balao, Ecuador right near the end of tempering process.  Turns out those particular beans have less…"
Wednesday
Candy F. Cole replied to Dave Huston's discussion For Sale: A Few Polycarbonate Molds in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Thanks Dave,  Just sent you a reply email.  Hope you get it. Blessings, Candy+++"
Oct 29
Dave Huston replied to Dave Huston's discussion For Sale: A Few Polycarbonate Molds in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hey Candy, I responded to your last post to your regular email account this morning.  Not sure if you've seen it or not, so I decided to let you know here.  I used the "CandysChocolates@outlook.com" email address you listed…"
Oct 28
Candy F. Cole replied to Dave Huston's discussion For Sale: A Few Polycarbonate Molds in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi Dave, May we move to regular email?  Mine is CandysChocolates@outlook.com.  I want to verify the molds.  In this last message, you mentioned a G-610 but that was not in the original offer.  I tried to search for a couple of…"
Oct 28
Dave Huston replied to Dave Huston's discussion For Sale: A Few Polycarbonate Molds in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hey Candy, I still have them all and they're all still for sale.  I used one of the Tomric G-610 molds ONCE over the last 11 months, for a friend's birthday.  Otherwise, they've literally sat unused in my chocolate…"
Oct 28
Candy F. Cole replied to Dave Huston's discussion For Sale: A Few Polycarbonate Molds in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"I am interested in all that you have.  However, not sure what you have left or if they have continued to be used.  Will you please provide an update on what is left and their condition?   Much appreciation, Candy+++ "
Oct 27
Dave Huston replied to Dave Huston's discussion For Sale: A Few Polycarbonate Molds in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hey Candy, I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner.  I JUST saw this!  I can see that it's been about 11 months since I posted that.  I was wondering if anyone would be interesting.  Yes, I have a few of…"
Oct 27
Dave Huston replied to Dave Huston's discussion Santha Spectra 11 Motor Replacement Suggestions? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Ok.  Thanks I'll consider doing that."
Oct 20
Ben Rasmussen replied to Dave Huston's discussion Santha Spectra 11 Motor Replacement Suggestions? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Yep, that's the kind of thing I'm thinking of. When I added them to my cocoatowns, I cut a hole in the case to draw in cooler, external air. But, if there's space, just having one blow air through the motor would be beneficial."
Oct 20
Dave Huston replied to Dave Huston's discussion Santha Spectra 11 Motor Replacement Suggestions? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Are you talking about something like this, such that I could put it inside the Spectra 11 housing on top of the new motor?  http://www.sunon.com/pro.php?c1=2  Perhaps like the fans inside desktop computers?  Or are you thinking about…"
Oct 20
Ben Rasmussen replied to Dave Huston's discussion Santha Spectra 11 Motor Replacement Suggestions? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"I don't know how much difference in price there is between the two classes, but a fan is probably only $5-$10.  :)"
Oct 20
Dave Huston replied to Dave Huston's discussion Santha Spectra 11 Motor Replacement Suggestions? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Yep.  Another moment of me not thinking things through.  The pulley system certainly does gear down the rotational speed of the bowl.  Doh!  I'll crack open the Spectra 11 tonight to see what the motor labeling…"
Oct 20

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Eating a Bonnat Puerto Cabella bar as a Christmas present was my first introduction to "higher-end" chocolate. Wow!! I'd sooo much rather pay $10 for a bar of choco that'll last me a week and I can savor than the cheaper stuff.

Of course, now I'm making my own chocolate, which is pretty damn fun!!
My favorite chocolate is:
Dark without inclusions. Simple and elegant.

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At 1:08pm on October 21, 2013, ChocoFiles said…

Hi Dave, do you sell the chocolate that you make or is it just for your personal use?

Also, what is your favorite cacao origin?

 
 
 

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