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Title: Bulk milk storage??
Post by: Pooh on March 25, 2012, 05:16:40 AM
Sorry if this has been covered many times before but I  can't seem to find the answers from the forum that I need..................

I will need to store cow's milk for 2-3 days @ 120Litres per day= 350 litres max
I presume I can simply add the warm fresh milk to the chilled milk and then pasteurize the lot when I am ready to make the cheese?

In that case what are the bulk milk storage options  that could be open to me? Maybe some of you have a brilliant but cheap way of storing your milk that I have never thought of ....................


Many thanks!
Title: Re: Bulk milk storage??
Post by: Frotte La Tomme on March 25, 2012, 05:36:42 AM
You can pour milk into 40liter milk cans and put them into a cold water bath.   Cheapest one I know of.  The trick is to get that milk to circulate during the cooling down process...
Title: Re: Bulk milk storage??
Post by: Tomer1 on March 25, 2012, 10:05:40 AM
You can build\buy a simple heat exchanger snake (either gravity fed or a fed by a small flexible impeller pump which will cost you about 100$) and put it in ice cold water to quickly get the milk temp down for storage.
Title: Re: Bulk milk storage??
Post by: MrsKK on March 25, 2012, 03:18:07 PM
you really don't want to pour warm milk into cold, so avoid that if you can.
Title: Re: Bulk milk storage??
Post by: Priestman on March 25, 2012, 08:51:56 PM
Tricky.  That's a lot of milk.  Consider bagging it.  2mm gussetted plastic bags with twist ties in a refrigerator.  It's cheap and flexible.  Good luck.

Paul
THE BIG FARM Creamery
http://www.thebigfarmcreamery.com/ (http://www.thebigfarmcreamery.com/)