This thread is a continuation of http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php/topic,3869.msg36979.html#msg36979
Interest has been a little low to warrant a group buy (only 5 people have e-mailed me), and if we want to keep costs low, it would be great if others jumped in. Otherwise, it doesn't seem worthwhile to try anything. Or we still might, but with shipping, the costs are rather high.
One of the confusions seems to be regarding the wide variety of mold options available through The Cheese Mould Shop. Another confusion seems to be that there's no pricing available without e-mailing.
To correct the first confusion, please see the following recommendations for suggested Kadova molds based on the cheese size you want to make.
For small 1 lb cheeses (using 10% yield from 1 gal milk)
4030 Gouda shape
For larger cheeses, using 4-5 gallons milk
4060 Gouda shape
for 7-8 gal batches
4070 Gouda shape
For 8-10 gal batches
4080 Gouda shape
1500 gram size (~4 gal milk)
Don't worry about getting all the parts right (base, lid, net, net lid) in your e-mail. I'll know what you mean. But if you want to buy an additional net, please specify that.
As for the second confusion regarding not having pricing available in this thread, I cannot get pricing for final group buy because it depends on the volume. There's no critical volume, but it would be good if more than 5 people were interested.
To repeat, please e-mail me for a quote (pav @ wacheese.com), which I will give after a little more time to make sure everyone has a chance to e-mail, and the e-mail is not a commitment.
As for the cheaper French molds (without net), I think I will just put them in the online store after they arrive. Seems easiest for everyone to do more normal online shopping.