Author Topic: Starter Culture Incubator - Kitchen Slow Cooker?  (Read 1454 times)

beeman

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Starter Culture Incubator - Kitchen Slow Cooker?
« on: January 08, 2009, 08:33:19 PM »
I was watching my DW getting the slow cooker set up when it dawned on me, a perfect place to run starter cultures. Someone was complaining about trying to set a constant temp, for, I believe it was 10 hours.
Allowing a couple of hours to get up to temp I dipped it at 165F. That is on the high setting, so the slow cooking setting will give two distinct controllable temp settings.
I will try it when DW gets off using it for food, and will give a slow temp setting.
What do you think?


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Offline John (CH)

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Re: Starter Culture Incubator - Kitchen Slow Cooker?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 09:34:20 PM »
beeman, I use Direct Set Cultures, so don;t need to do that, but if on low setting your slow cooker is still to hot, I just bought a cheap yogurt maker that holds 115F.

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Re: Starter Culture Incubator - Kitchen Slow Cooker?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 10:04:10 PM »
A food dehydrator also will hold a constant temp of anywhere from 95F to 135F.  Pricey but a good alternative if you already have one to dry and store food.

Offline Cartierusm

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Re: Starter Culture Incubator - Kitchen Slow Cooker?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 12:10:15 AM »
Not really you could buy one off ebay a Ron Popeel one.
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