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Using yogurt from cow's milk to culture goat's milk
« on: October 17, 2013, 10:04:41 PM »
Any tips or tricks I should know before I start?
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Re: Using yogurt from cow's milk to culture goat's milk
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 05:44:32 AM »
I have used store bought cow milk yogurt, plain, for my goat milk yogurt many times. Nothing special. I use 1 Tbls per quart of milk.
Be sure to bring goat milk to 185 and hold for 20 mins before cooling to 115-120 and then adding culture.

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Re: Using yogurt from cow's milk to culture goat's milk
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 07:33:41 AM »
Thank you!

I pasteurize store-bought cow's milk to 185 F also before making my yogurt...this will be raw goat's so I see why you hold it for 20 minutes. I hear the resulting yogurt is much tangier than cow's milk so I wanted to try it! (Plus I have leftover milk now that I am a bonafide cheese maker)  ;D
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Re: Using yogurt from cow's milk to culture goat's milk
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 05:12:13 AM »
You won't get a thick yogurt without holding it at 180. Scientific reasons.

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Re: Using yogurt from cow's milk to culture goat's milk
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 10:01:51 AM »
You won't get a thick yogurt without holding it at 180. Scientific reasons.

Hmmm, I didn't know that!

I usually just drain the whey from 1/3 of the yield and mix them together to thicken it up. I will try that next week! Thanks for the info, Steff!
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