Author Topic: Jaybee Pasteurizer/vat versus Microdairy Pasteurizer/vat  (Read 1194 times)

Offline xyztal

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Jaybee Pasteurizer/vat versus Microdairy Pasteurizer/vat
« on: December 11, 2012, 03:10:35 PM »
I heard lots of good review about the Microdairy system pasteurizer in this forum... not sure if anyone can share their experience with the JayBee one? 

Many thanks!

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Re: Jaybee Pasteurizer/vat versus Microdairy Pasteurizer/vat
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 05:40:22 AM »
The biggest difference I can see is the inlet valve. The Microdairy does not have one. They can be VERY expensive.
I have the Microdairy vat. I do not need the valve. I pour my milk into the vat and scoop the curds out.
I guess if you are piping milk from barn to vat the valve is needed.
I can not find a price for the Jaybee bit the microdairy was $12,000.00 last year.

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Re: Jaybee Pasteurizer/vat versus Microdairy Pasteurizer/vat
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 09:01:05 AM »
I think the Jaybee one is about $16,000 for the 15 Gallon one...

I am not planning to set up a sophisticated system to 'transfer' the milk yet....

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Re: Jaybee Pasteurizer/vat versus Microdairy Pasteurizer/vat
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 07:55:39 AM »
I know this is an older thread , but I have been looking for affordable ways to start my cheese making business , I'm glad I looked here , Microdairy has some very affordable small units , a lot less than the Jaybees.

Are you pleased with your system steffb , and has it held up well?

Xyztal , have you purchased or decided on a system yet?

Cheers , Jim.



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Re: Jaybee Pasteurizer/vat versus Microdairy Pasteurizer/vat
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 06:02:00 AM »
Yes I am pleased with it, but not with NY inspectors. They will not approve the digital readings for some reason. They need there to be two temperature sensors in the same probe and apparently Anderson recorders, I think, has the patent on it. So I have MIGS and must still use them.

Other than that it is a very straight  forward machine.