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Jim Dutton
@jim-dutton • 10 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ganache, Water Activity, and Alcohol"
"Ruth, I think AquaLab is/was the name for certain models of Decagon devices, so I should have referred to Decagon. In any event, that info is out..."
Ruth Atkinson Kendrick
@ruth-atkinson-kendrick • 12 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ganache, Water Activity, and Alcohol"
"Jim, I think Pawkit is made by Decagon rather than AquaLab, not that it makes any difference in the answer."
@sebastian • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ganache, Water Activity, and Alcohol"
"There you go.  There are many different makes/models out there - towards the turn of the century is when the technology to differentiate/compensate..."
The Slow Melt
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Jim Dutton
@jim-dutton • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ganache, Water Activity, and Alcohol"
"An update:   I wrote to AquaLab asking about the issue of volatiles (such as alcohol) in the sample being measured and got this reply: "The..."
Kristofer Kalas
@kristofer-kalas • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "If given the option between a 3 phase and a single phase temperer/enrober which is the better choice"
" Clay Gordon: The 3-phase machine will be more energy efficient when compared with a single-phase machine, and because of the way they are built,..."
@inoxa • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Selmi machines"
"I replaced mine directly from the manufacturer in Italy. see below. good luck Cecilia Garozzo VENANZETTI..."