cross post,,, help with yougurt please

jkm

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I make alot of yougurt.
got a gallon of fresh milk yesterday. Heated slightly to temp of salton yougurt maker, cutlutred,, and it has not set this morning.
suggestions? reheate to a higher point?
 

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Stupid obvious question but did you add the culture? Was your culture fresh, as in not old?

Is the mixture warm when coming out of the yogurt maker?

I don't think I would reheat, but probably add more culture.
 

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culture was frozen cubes, which I have used for years with sucess, ( cubes only 1 week old) medium was warm.
added more culture, now have soft set after 7 hours.
will let set for another 12 hours.

mom suggest I have worn out my yougurt maker,, one , two batches awek for 19 months......
but worked perfectly last week.
why does fresh milk set up so slowly?
this was high fat milk,,, which is my favorite.....

curious,,, now I have a constant source of milk ,,, so a new learning curve.....

cheers and thanks
 

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I have only made yogurt with skim, so can't comment ont the fat content. If your concern is the yogurt maker, put a towel over top while it is "cooking" that will help retain the heat. make sure it is not in a drafty area. the only (almost only) time I have trouble is when my culture is not fresh. or I didn't add enough.

my last yogurt makes was about 20 years old and I made alot of yogurt over the years. Replaced it b/c the lids and a few of the cups were finally broken. I used it for 15 years, and I got it from my grandmother who had it for a long time. So of course I can't agree with wearing it out.
 

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Well , my milk must have been hotter than I thoght.
I recultured and got a lovely thick yougurt 10 hours later....
hurrah for real milk from the cow,, it made themost incredible yougurt,, this could be creme franche,,,,,
thnaks to all
cheers
 

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I would love to make yogurt with fresh milk! Sounds delicious! Do you have a cow? I usually stick a thermometer in to check the temperature before I add the culture.
 

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I cheat and do not use a thermonter, I just do it by feel..I am getting milk from one of my clients that has a guresey , ,, and four goats that will have babies in the next few weeks.

I want to boost my immunue system with goat milk,,,, I got posion oak two years ago that was horrible... and my sister has allergies.

since the goats eat a lot of weeds,,,it acts as a natural immune system boost
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I have thought of getting goats for making goat milk yogurt. I can't do it where I am living now. Sometimes cow milk bothers me and I switch to goats milk for a while but it is expensive here. Plus yogurt is supposed to easier on your body than plain milk.
 

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I only eat yougurt,,,, actually drank 4 oz of this milk,,,, adults do not have the correct enzemes to digest milk in any quantility,
chers
 

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