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Offline padams

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Butter yields
« on: June 12, 2011, 08:35:33 PM »
I get my cream from my brother in law's dairy.  I made some butter last week (it lasted mere days! ;)
I am getting ready to make more this week, and was curious about everyone's yields.  I used a gallon of cream, and cultured half. 

The fresh whipped up in just minutes.  The cultured took 3x as long, but I sure liked the flavor better!  Anyway, I got 1 1/2 cups from each batch, for a total of 3 cups from one gallon.

Anyone?
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Re: Butter yields
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 02:40:28 PM »
I get as much as 1/2 lb per quart of HEAVY cream. What's that, 1 cup? So 2 cups per half gallon. But that is when I skim the heaviest cream, say the top cup of 2 cups cream from a 1/2 gallon jar of milk after it has sat for a couple of days. So it sounds like your yield is pretty good!

Not sure why the cultured took longer than the fresh.....usually it is the opposite.

Enjoy!

Kristin

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Re: Butter yields
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 11:45:56 AM »
Thanks Kristen!

I figured that I'm actually getting 6 cups per gallon.   

I sold some at a farmers market last week, and had some out to put on bread.....it was devoured!  One lady even asked if I had put sugar in it!
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