November 21st 2017
WHOOPS SORRY MISSED OCTOBER SOOOOO… BUSY!!
Apologies for missing our update in October. We have been hosting our Japanese visitors, MASE. A stream of equipment arrived over October and November, including the control room for the treatment plant . Although empty at the moment, we are reliably informed that this will be full of panels and switches very shortly.
Left is the electricity distribu-tion board and above the air compressors have arrived as well!! APS have their work cut out doing all the pipework and connecting all the utilities.
TOFU MACHINE INSTALLATION
Don’t be fooled by the size of the photo, each soya bean tank holds 450kg of dry beans. Next the grinding machine which does what it says on the tin. It grinds the beans to a pulp. These then go on to be cooked at over a 100 degrees, before the milk is separated from the soya bean pulp
Like an up ended submarine, the deaerator removes air from the soya milk, to reduce the holes in the finished tofu, which should be smooth. On to the clever part. The soya milk is transferred to the curdling machine where precise amounts of nigari are add-ed to form the curds. Once the curds have formed they are tipped into the non-cloth forming boxes and sent through the presses before cutting, packing and pasteurising.
Before we say goodbye we just want to give you a quick glimpse of the changes to the front of the factory.
That’s all for now folks. We will shortly be starting our tofu trials on the new tofu production line and will let you know how we get on in next months newsletter. For now goodbye from all at Dragonfly