Craig Tickel


  • @ctickel – the ultimate reduction in batch size is to convert to process flow. You can add ingredients, mix, heat, cook, and transfer as part of a process stream. Or even just the ingredient addition/mixing which can then be pumped into the cooker from multiple mixers for a single batch. As I said, there’s always more than one way to attack the…[Read more]

  • @ctickel – If homogeneity is an issue, why not reduce the batch size? Or, alterantively, add the ingredients in multiple stages. There’s always more than one way to kick the can. 9 years, 9 months ago

  • @ctickel I wonder if Y = f(x) requires that you understand the Y?

    The answer of course is yes and the idea that it is difficult to you and your colleague means you need help. There are several on here that can help – me, Mike Carnell, MBBinWI, …. but probably not Darth ;-)

    Do you want help or do you want to continue to think this is really…[Read more]

  • @ctickel – Here you go. Fire away.
    9 years, 10 months ago

  • @ctickel Craig – I know it is challenging, but if I recommend this forum to anyone I always provide with a disclaimer or warning. There are some nuggets of knowledge but often you have to sift through (ignore) the assaults (too strong?) and illusion of knowledge to discover those nuggets. Thick skin is a great quality for these threads.
    I agree…[Read more]

  • @ctickel Chantel okay with you speaking for her? Doesn’t seem to set up a lively legit discussion if you answer a question I asked her. Or are you one of those kind of bosses? 9 years, 10 months ago

  • @ctickel – despite some of the tangents you see here, when there is an actual and serious topic, you will find some decent responses (and then usually another wild tangent – but as you have noticed, sometimes they are rather entertaining). Please have your colleagues join and post their queries. Only caution is that they should come with a…[Read more]

  • @ctickel Great suggestion and much appreciated. Also good to speak with you by telephone the other day. 9 years, 10 months ago