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Offline msandlie

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Good places for cheese making supplies
« on: December 09, 2010, 10:58:39 AM »
I just wanted to start this string for those to offer great online stores for buying things like Calcium Chloride and so on.

I'm actually looking for other trusted sources for Calcium Chloride so if you do know, please let me know.  Right now my only source is www.leeners.com.  there a great source but I am not happy with the cost of shipping when simply ordering a small amount which is why it would be great to have a location that lists alternatives.

The calcium chloride is a 30% solution from Leeners and it works great.  Are there other sources where you can get the same exact thing at a 30% mixture?  or do you recommend a different process?


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Re: Good places for cheese making supplies
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 11:32:39 AM »
Dairy Connection or Glengarry
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Re: Good places for cheese making supplies
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 12:35:57 PM »
You can buy powdered and mix your own. I get it at the brew/wine supply store.

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Re: Good places for cheese making supplies
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 02:34:30 PM »
I get calcium chloride at my local Ace Hardware in the canning section. My local supermarket carries it, too, during summer. It is also sold as Pickle Crisp.
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Re: Good places for cheese making supplies
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 08:47:26 PM »
You can buy powdered and mix your own. I get it at the brew/wine supply store.

This is what I do. My father was a chemist, so I can get whatever chemicals I need. This comes in handy because i also to metal plating and anodize aluminum.

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Re: Good places for cheese making supplies
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 09:20:43 PM »
You can buy calcium chloride at www.madmillie.com

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Re: Good places for cheese making supplies
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 05:07:09 PM »
I picked up some water hardness increaser for pools at home depot. It's calcium chloride.

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Re: Good places for cheese making supplies
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 08:57:55 AM »
Our global list of supply stores here.

Also see theads on where to buy and how to mix your own from crystaline if want in the Coagulants Board.

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Re: Good places for cheese making supplies
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 01:24:46 AM »
pool water hardener wouldn't be food grade, though, would it?

for instance, the diatomaceous earth used for pool filters is totally not food grade, and also dangerous for use on chickens.  however, food grade DE is used quite often to help fight against parasites for chickens, vegetables, etc.

(i don't want anyone to die)   ;D