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Dec 1, 2020 - 10:13:40 AM
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rinemb

USA

12911 posts since 5/24/2005

While investigating the basement surrounding my quarantine bunker, I found a box of empty and clean Oui Yogurt jars. Then i glanced across the pantry noticing my Instapot...with a yogurt setting.
Hmmm, me thinks. Why not make yogurt. So, first I ordered some oui jar lids-waiting on arrival in a few days.
I found a Oui Hack recipe, seems simple enough, other than getting and holding your milk temperature as per instructions.

Has anyone made yogurt and give any headsups about Mr. Gremlin and Mr. Murphy, who I know live and hide somewhere in my kitchen?

Thanks, Brad

Dec 1, 2020 - 12:55:10 PM

2628 posts since 10/13/2011

Hiya Brad -- I recently took a Zoom class on cultured dairy, and I used to make yogurt more frequently (got lazy, easier to buy at the store). Basically came away with following tips:

(1) the fresher the milk, the better;
(2) when the milk is warm, transfer a 1/2 cup to a small bowl, whisk in the live culture medium, and then stir this mixture into the remaining pot of warm milk;
(3) if you strain the yogurt, dampen the cheesecloth first so that the fabric doesn't absorb the milk;
(4) if you strain the yogurt, hang on to the whey in case the yogurt has become too thick; you can whisk the whey back in to the desired consistency;
(5) goat milk whey is good for braising meat (I've never tried this);
(6) if you use frozen starter cultures, it will take longer, may need to heat milk almost to a scald (look at your particular culture's directions).

Have fun!

Dec 1, 2020 - 3:01:18 PM
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rinemb

USA

12911 posts since 5/24/2005

Thanks for the reply. I will be using the method of stirring in some oui yogurt to get my culture.. since we seem to have it around. its sacrificial, but trade of a little Oui for 6-8 oui jars full.
Tip toe my way into yogurts, eh. Brad

Dec 1, 2020 - 3:05:55 PM

2652 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

Tip toe my way into yogurts, eh. Brad


I'm not personally a huge fan of yoghurt so wouldn't  necessarily be having a go at this myself, but I do love making things from scratch - good luck in your foray.

Dec 1, 2020 - 5:11:25 PM

mander

USA

4487 posts since 10/7/2007

I used to make it all the time prior to becoming lactose intolerant. It's really simple. You don't need fancy equipment. I just warmed it up, stirred in the culture, poured it into a large jar, put the lid on and wrapped the jar in a towel. The trouble with making yogurt is that same with making sour dough bread. If you want to keep your culture fresh, you got to keep making more yogurt.

Dec 1, 2020 - 6:50:53 PM
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rinemb

USA

12911 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by mander

I used to make it all the time prior to becoming lactose intolerant. It's really simple. You don't need fancy equipment. I just warmed it up, stirred in the culture, poured it into a large jar, put the lid on and wrapped the jar in a towel. The trouble with making yogurt is that same with making sour dough bread. If you want to keep your culture fresh, you got to keep making more yogurt.


Wife would be happy with that, for sure.  Brad

Dec 1, 2020 - 7:14:20 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

14632 posts since 9/27/2007

I've never really got into it either.  I've had some good salad dressings using it though! 

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