Gelato Journey

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BluemoonTX
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2018/05/31 00:41:08 (permalink)

Gelato Journey

I've decided to add Gelato to our food truck menu. We primarily set up at farmers markets and will highlight local ingredients from the other market vendors. We've got our Gelato machine going and have added a top serve deep freeze. Any suggestions on dip wells for food trucks? Water is at a premium so I don't think a constant fresh flow is practical.
post edited by BluemoonTX - 2018/05/31 01:03:52
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    BluemoonTX
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    Re: Gelato Journey 2018/05/31 16:48:16 (permalink)
    Picked up a used Simac 800 Gelato machine.  Started making the first batch and realized that the drive gear was worn.  It would turn fine until it was under a load during the freezing cycle.  Then the belt slips and the paddle quits moving.  I didn't realize spare parts for these were non-existent.  I was left with a machine that would freeze, just not turn and mix.
     
    Decided to do a little "Tool Time" modifications.
    Removed the stripped gear.


    Removed main shaft and drilled hole for link pin.

     
    Picked up a 3/8" drive to 1/2" socket adapter and drilled link pin hole through it.

     
    Finished parts prior to assembly.

     
    Re-assembled main gear with socket adapter added.

     
    Everything back in the machine.

     
    Used a 1/2" extension and 1/2" to 3/4" drive adapter.  The 3/4" drive adapter fits perfectly into an old Rival ice cream freezer motor.

     
    I used a stainless steel table that I picked up at auction for $15.  Drilled a hole where the drive shaft will attach to the bottom of machine.

     
    Still have some final alignment and mounting to do for the ice cream motor.  Zip tied it up for proof of concept.  Turned Gelato machine on, poured mix in, plugged in motor and 15 minutes later....Gelato!!!  Eventually plan to tie into motor wiring on machine and use it to turn the ice cream motor on and off.  Then the timer on the machine will function properly. 

    post edited by BluemoonTX - 2018/06/01 13:02:13
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    Blakkmoon
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    Re: Gelato Journey 2018/05/31 20:08:26 (permalink)
    nice mod!
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    BluemoonTX
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    Re: Gelato Journey 2018/06/02 00:39:22 (permalink)
    Love this Gelato machine rework. It now has the power it should have had all along. I've been making Gelato and Sorbetto non stop since 6pm. Scoop the frozen product out while it's spinning then pour another batch in. Much better than ice and rock salt.
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