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Disappointed in the change at Dairy Connection
« on: January 02, 2013, 09:08:28 PM »
Dairy Connection just changed their website. Now for someone who is a hobby cheese maker like myself, the selection is limited, and is found on a separate website: www.getculture.com
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Re: Disappointed in the change at Dairy Connection
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 08:53:31 AM »
I don't recall what the selection was like at Dairy Connection. It has been a while since I used them.

I do find a lot to like with the new incarnation GetCulture.com though. They have a lot of the common cultures used and their prices are competitive with other vendors. They also carry the ExTech PH100, though it is marked up a little higher than elsewhere.

I look at it like this. It's another source for your cheesemaking supplies. Occasionally a supplier may be out of a particular ingredient you want. It's good to have secondary sources.

For my needs I have used these suppliers:It just looks like Dairy Connection has created their original site as a wholesale outlet and created a retail/hobbiest outlet with GetCultures.

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Re: Disappointed in the change at Dairy Connection
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 09:00:19 AM »
Don't forget iratherfly AKA Yoav, a member here.  He doesn't have a website (yet, AFAIK) but responds quickly to PMs through the board.  He has a good stock of virtually anything you could want for cheese making at very competitive prices.

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Re: Disappointed in the change at Dairy Connection
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 09:01:31 AM »
Don't forget iratherfly AKA Yoav, a member here.  He doesn't have a website (yet, AFAIK) but responds quickly to PMs through the board.  He has a good stock of virtually anything you could want for cheese making at very competitive prices.
Sorry, Yoav! :-[

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Re: Disappointed in the change at Dairy Connection
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 09:12:11 AM »
I've used Rikki Carrols site and this one www.cheeseandyogurtmaking.com

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Re: Disappointed in the change at Dairy Connection
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 10:04:17 PM »
I apologize for the unnecessary whining. I embarrassed myself here. I had been looking for an item, and could not find it and assumed incorrectly that this change was not a good one. Dairy Connection remains a great resource and I will happily order from them.
Susan

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Re: Disappointed in the change at Dairy Connection
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 06:35:07 AM »
Scanner,  I'm glad you posted about this site because I went to it and noticed that it's a great resource for quick descriptions about cultures, molds, etc and now I use it as my go to source when I need a quick reminder of what something is.  Thank you! 

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Re: Disappointed in the change at Dairy Connection
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 01:50:54 PM »
Doesn't make much difference as the web site seems to be experiencing technical difficulties. :'(

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Re: Disappointed in the change at Dairy Connection
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 07:41:40 AM »
I recently placed an order with them (two weeks ago) and got a call from one of their customer relations people telling me that one of my culture choices was close to 'best used by' date and if I still wanted it, they would discount the cost.
Very pleasant person.
I give them a thumbs up!
(www.getculture.com)

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Re: Disappointed in the change at Dairy Connection
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 05:57:28 PM »
I like getculture.com, but also use the following sources in addition to those already mentioned for various cheesemaking items.  Pricing and shipping costs can vary quite a bit sometimes, so it's worth checking multiple sources....and always look for online coupons/promotion codes for these sites too. 

thecheesemaker.com
midwestsupplies.com (also great for my winemaking supplies!)
thebeveragepeople.com
hoeggerfarmyard.com
sausagemaker.com
leeners.com
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