Schier Dairy Equipment Company
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Schier Company supplies new & used dairy equipment of all kinds. From kettles to soft-serve machines, we sell it all. We help provide dairy farmers, producers, manufacturers, and kitchens with quality equipment at discount prices.
When hearing the word kettle, what comes to mind is probably the tea kettle you have sitting on your stove. Commercial kettles are very similar in practice, but they are much larger to meet the needs of manufacturers and food preparers around the world. Kettles, especially open-top kettles, have many industrials uses.
Your typical tea kettle is made from metal and is used for boiling water. Industrial kettles are also pots made from metal, but they can be used for many purposes besides boiling water. In fact, they can be used in the production of cheese and other dairy products.
Kettles are used to heat things evenly, as they have an agitator that evenly spreads the heat throughout the food. Kettles are also useful for substances with both solids and liquids. For instance, in beer making, the wort must be agitated to separate the solids from the liquids. It is then pumped into a tank where it will sit for fermentation. Tanks are similar to kettles and can also be used for heating, but they do not do the same job.
Steam-jacketed kettles are designed to heat food quickly while preventing burning the food. They do this by using heat from steam to evenly heat the food. For example, if you are using a kettle to boil pasta, a steam-jacketed kettle would prevent pasta from sticking to the bottom of the kettle and burning. These kettles come in various grades. The higher grade kettles can be used to heat acidic food such as pasta sauce, while the lower grade kettles are good for handling less acidic food.
As we’re nearing summer, chances are you will find yourself enjoying soft-serve in the near future. Americans have a long-standing fondness for this dessert. These sweet treats have a unique texture and are a great, quick dessert that will cool you down in the process. While most of us have enjoyed soft-serve, have you ever wondered how it is made?
Everyone knows of soft-serve’s unique texture, but how does it get that texture? It all starts with the way the machine is designed. Most ice cream is hard frozen, but soft-serve is made by adding air to the ice cream mix. In fact, the addition of the air increases the volume of the soft-serve by up to 45%! For example, if 1 gallon of soft-serve mix is added to the machine, you could expect a yield of 1.45 gallons of soft-serve.
Soft-serve machines are specially made to handle soft-serve ice cream mix and to churn out soft-serve ice cream. As a matter of fact, proper soft-serve must be made with a soft-serve machine. The temperature inside the machine is right about 18 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a higher temperature than the normal 0 degrees Fahrenheit in your typical freezer. The combination of the air pumped into the soft-serve and the higher temperature gives you that creamy, smooth texture that soft-serve is known for.
Many diary product producers are always thinking about how to take the next step in their business. This can be done by diversifying product offerings. Instead of simply selling milk and other milk products, producing cream can be a gateway into a whole new range of products. However, making cream requires specialty equipment called a milk separator. So, how do milk separators work?
Raw cow’s milk essentially is made up of cream and skim milk. Each of these components has a different density, so they can be separated. Cream certainly can be made by leaving raw milk sitting out, but this process needs to be sped up to produce new products at a rapid rate. This is where the milk separator comes in.
Milk separators rely on centrifugal force and are essentially made up of a motor, disks, and a drum that all serve different functions. The motor spins the disks at very high rates of speed – up to 10,000 revolutions per minute! Milk is poured into the drum and the centrifugal force drives the milk through the disks. The heavier liquid, the skim milk, is forced to the outside of the drum while the lighter liquid, the creamy milk fat, is left in the center of the drum. The cream can then be extracted after it has been separated.
Using a milk separator instead of letting the milk sit in a jar will drastically speed up the cream production process, allowing you to get more of your delicious products on the market.
Schier Company Solutions:
Schier company offers everything your business needs. We have specialized in dairy equipment since 1988, helping dairy farmers, milk producers, cheese producers, commercial kitchens and more find quality equipment at the best price. We are passionate about connecting our customers with what they need to keep their operation going and beyond.
While we have touched on commercial kettles, soft-serve machines, and milk separators in this article, our offerings do not stop there. We offer quality commercial blenders, cheese presses, vacuums, tanks, ice cream freezers, pasteurizers, and just about anything else you may need. We also offer parts for many of these machines.
If you have any further questions about our products or prices, give us a call today at 918-321-3151. We would love to hear from you!
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