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Frozen Dessert Industry & Machine Articles — winter season

Spotlight: Straus Family Creamery

Posted by Priya Brantley on

After both fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe, Bill and Ellen Straus started their dairy farm in the 1940’s. They only started with a few cows, naming them after their friends and family. All four of their children were raised on their farm.  By the time they reached adulthood, the California dairy industry was in transition, and a different, much larger, industrial type of dairy farm had begun to spread itself on the land. By the 1970s, the typical landscape of small family dairy farming in Northern California had shifted dramatically. After their son Albert graduated from California Polytechnic State University in the...

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How To Winterize & Prepare Your Frozen Dessert Machine For The Winter Season

Posted by Joe Kearns on

When a water cooled ice cream machine is in an environment where it may be exposed to below freezing temperatures, it needs to be "winterized" to prevent damage. The winterization of a freezer is the process of removing water from a machines water coils. Water that is left in a machine and exposed to freezing temperatures will freeze, expand, and burst the coils. This Video is a great example of the damage caused to a machine by not winterizing it. *** We recommend you have a certified technician do any adjustments or changes to machinery and always be careful because electricity can be dangerous...

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