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Offline PamAllen

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Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« on: May 01, 2012, 03:52:22 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I am new to cheese-making but I am already having a blast!  I made some yogurt and then hung some of it in the shower to make Labneh.  It turned out so good now I want to try other cheeses. 

I am also trying to get an urban farming non-profit off the ground. If you live in Portland Oregon area come check it out.  http://www.citybounty.org/forum

This webforum is a bit overwhelming but I can't wait to wade in and learn.  Very glad I found you all.  Thanks for collecting so much great info into one place.

Pam Allen
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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 05:00:06 PM »
Welcome Pam.  I just joined this forum very recently and started making cheeses.  This is the best place on the web to come to learn about cheesemaking.

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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 05:37:24 PM »
Welcome to the forum Pam and good luck with you urban farming program. I love to see that kind of activism.
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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 06:57:50 PM »
I made some yogurt and then hung some of it in the shower to make Labneh. 
Now there's a novel technique I hadn't heard about before. How long does it stay in the shower and does it prefer a cold shower or warm and soothing?

Welcome to the forum, Pam. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Use the SEARCH function. Post pictures if you have them.

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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 09:23:58 PM »
Hello Pam and welcome ... Do tell about giving your yogurt  shower - I have no idea what you did or why???

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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 10:53:28 PM »
Welcome Pam,
I'm a few miles down the valley in Corvallis.
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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 07:43:27 AM »
Welcome!  Cheese away!
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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 05:28:47 PM »
Welcome, to add to Boofer, did you use all in one or separate shampoo and conditioner ^-^?

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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2012, 11:14:09 PM »
LOL You are all so much fun!
I hung the yogurt in a pillowcase and tied the pillowcase over the shower rod to hang it over the bathtub so it would drain in a place that wouldn't make a mess all over.  No water needed.  Then after 24 hours you take it down and knead the cheese into a ball and refridgerate it.  It is great on a bagel. (think Creamcheese)
Thanks for the warm welcome.
Pam

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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012, 12:14:56 AM »
Im a few hours east in the Tri-Cities! Made a trip to Kookoolan farms few weeks ago for culture! Are you familiar with them?

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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 12:26:42 AM »
Kookoolan farms also has lots of cheese making classes.

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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012, 12:33:10 AM »
Sturdy press! I bought mine at Kookoolan and love it. So i saw a user who had the lever sitting above the pin B not below, i thought it was supposed to be below the pin. Am I correct? Can it go above 150lbs as you add more weight? Have been doing lots of cheese this month and love the press, great work!

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Re: Hello I am new from Portland Oregon
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012, 10:49:12 AM »
J & K, Glad you like the press, Kookoolan farms sell a lot of them.

Your right the lever arm should be under the pin so the pin is touching the anti-friction plate.

You can go far above 150 lbs pressing weight, to see how much higher do a search on this forum of " breaking news "