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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
Ben Rasmussen replied to Dave Huston's discussion Santha Spectra 11 Motor Replacement Suggestions? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"I think the santha motor probably spins somewhere in that same range. The motor has a small pulley that turns the larger one on the bowl, resulting in the bowl spinning around 120 rpm. The motor in the santha should say what speed it runs.  I…"
Oct 20
Dave Huston replied to Dave Huston's discussion Santha Spectra 11 Motor Replacement Suggestions? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Thanks Ben.  I'd like to stick to a single speed motor for now, mostly due to cost as you mentioned.  However, doing a cursory Google search, I've found many 1/4 & 1/3 HP motors that seem to spin in the 800 - 1200 rpm…"
Oct 20
Ben Rasmussen replied to Dave Huston's discussion Santha Spectra 11 Motor Replacement Suggestions? in the group Home Brew Chocolate
"Hi Dave. I don't have any recommendations for a specific motor, but I think a 1/3 HP motor would be fine. As long as it's the same speed, it should work essentially the same, but be less likely to bog down. You could also look into getting…"
Oct 20
Dave Huston added a discussion to the group Home Brew Chocolate
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Santha Spectra 11 Motor Replacement Suggestions?

Hey All,Got any suggestions on a motor to replace the cheapo motor that comes with the Santha Spectra 11?  Additionally, if any of you have upgraded your Spectra 11 motor, did you have any troubles installing and/or overheating issues with the new motor?  I have two Spectra 11's now.  My newest used model seems to be quite underpowered compared to the first Spectra 11 I bought new, as such the used model spins quite a bit slower than my original model.  I've replaced the V-belts on both units…See More
Oct 17
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,  I see that you posted this almost a year ago.  Did you ever sell your molds?  I am seeking to purchase some. I may be contacted at CandysChocolates@outlook.com Thanks, Candy (yes, that is my real birth name!)"
Oct 1

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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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