The 15 gallon includes a sight glass built into the lid. The sight glass is removable with a gasket for cleaning and sanitizing. Main Body Construction: Made of 304 #4 brushed food grade 12-14-ga stainless steel.
Stainless steel joints are welded and then ground and polished smooth for food contact and sanitizing using standard milk house procedures. Lid Construction: The lid is constructed of 16ga 304 Stainless-Steel. The lid is made to slope a 2° to reduce droplets.It is equipped with an outside and inner lip to reduce splash out. A tri-clamp connector is welded on the top of the lid and equipped with a seal and glass cap for a visual inspection of the cream-making process to reduce the need to open and close the lid. Shaft, Paddles, and Bearings: The mixing paddles are made from 12ga 304 Stainless-Steel welded to a 304 Stainless Rod that is then capped at each end to make a seamless smooth polished one-piece unit from end to end. The electric motor (1 1/2 HP) has a variable speed controller that will begin to make butter in approximately 8-10 minutes.
The overall process should take 20-30 minutes for a complete batch based on a 30% butterfat cream. Individual experiences may vary based on the type of cream being used. Speed range from 0 up for slow processing and washout. Compare to a new unit which retails for almost double the price.