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Offline markromano

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Can you dissolve rennet in milk?
« on: July 25, 2015, 06:28:30 PM »
Hi guys,

Trying to make some mozzarella. I don't want to go and buy a bottle of purified water. Can I just sub the water for the milk (that I  will be using for the cheese)?

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Re: Can you dissolve rennet in milk?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2015, 09:00:34 AM »
The amount of rennet compared to the milk used to dissolve would be so high that may cause the mixing milk to coagulate instantly.  I don't think you can do that.  Do you have bottled water?

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Re: Can you dissolve rennet in milk?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2015, 10:21:47 AM »
Just boil some tap water and let it cool to room temp before you use it ^-^
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Re: Can you dissolve rennet in milk?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2015, 10:24:39 AM »
You can also add a little bit of milk to the water to react against the chlorine. Just enough to make it a bit cloudy.  Chlorine will react with the protein of the milk and oxidize.  Once used up there should be nothing left.

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Re: Can you dissolve rennet in milk?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2015, 10:29:21 AM »
Thanks guys! Ended up schlepping over to 7-11 and picked up a bottle of purified water there....Still screwed up the mozz tho :/

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Re: Can you dissolve rennet in milk?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2015, 05:01:55 PM »
Thanks guys! Ended up schlepping over to 7-11 and picked up a bottle of purified water there....Still screwed up the mozz tho :/
Welcome to the "I screwed up my mozz" club Trayushman ;).  You're one of MANY members here.  Took me 5 tries to get a result I was hoping for.  Your time will come.

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Re: Can you dissolve rennet in milk?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2015, 07:10:19 PM »
Thanks guys! Ended up schlepping over to 7-11 and picked up a bottle of purified water there....Still screwed up the mozz tho :/
Welcome to the "I screwed up my mozz" club Trayushman ;).  You're one of MANY members here.  Took me 5 tries to get a result I was hoping for.  Your time will come.
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You can also add a little bit of milk to the water to react against the chlorine. Just enough to make it a bit cloudy.  Chlorine will react with the protein of the milk and oxidize.  Once used up there should be nothing left.

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This is what I do as well and it works great.
It's probably a pathogen.