LB--Someday I'll get my milk from a farmer or an animal, but for now, stores are my best option. I do look forward to that improvement, though.
Tia--I'm applying to MIT for my PhD. If I get accepted (unlikely), perhaps my family and I will come visit you. I'd gladly help you dig a cheese cave and you would be more than welcome to take the kids--they're a handful. I think my mistake was the result of a unit conversion issue (my students will appreciate the problem when I tell them about it tomorrow). I believe, but don't remember exactly, that I read in another book that it was 1 pint/gallon. I had just started making 4 gallon batches, and I probably thought, "1 pint/gallon, 4 pints/quart, so 1 quart/4 gallons." I have kept 1 quart/4 gallons in my mind since--until yesterday. Thanks for the encouragement. I've gotten over the embarrassment and disappointment and now I'm really looking forward to what cheeses made from "whole" milk will taste like.