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Old July 16th, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Default Brilliant idea for taffy

Once in a long while you run across a fantastic new idea for maple equipment. At a recent summer tour here in Ontario I saw a new taffy machine from LS Bilodeau. Flood it with 1/4" of water, plug it into 120V household current, wait an hour, and now you can sell taffy in the middle of July. It was 32 degrees (90 F) in the shade when I took this image. It won't replace tradition (and free) snow but for someone doing a festival or fair... pretty convenient! No firm price but expected to be in the $3500 range.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Another toy to add to the wish list! Thanks a lot Bryan...
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Old July 19th, 2013, 01:45 PM

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Oh boy do I have an idea it may just involve the family chest freezer and a sazzall . On a serious note I wonder if you could take to pans and put ice and salt into the bottom one to see if it could freeze a 1/4 inch of ice? If not my brother has his refrigeration license and between the two of us we could cobble something together.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 02:48 PM
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There are similar devices called "anti-griddles". If you've ever watched food network shows like "chopped" you've probably seen the chefs use one to flash freeze stuff. They are expensive, but can be had for a lot less than $3,500. For example :
Granted it's smaller, but would you really need one as big as the bilodeau?
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