Incubating Yogurt: The Hot Water Pot Method

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There are many ways to incubate yogurt. Many prefer the simplicity of an electric yogurt incubator which allows you to start it and forget it. Others enjoy the many do-it-yourself methods of making yogurt, even if they aren’t as sure of a thing.

Over the years I have made yogurt using many methods, but never have I ventured into using the electric incubators. This is for no particular reason other than perhaps a bit of an independent streak when it came to the need for electricity. Now that we’re off-grid, that choice is already made for me.

But here in Central Texas weather is wild and unpredictable and our young homestead is no match with an uninsulated kitchen. So when I came upon a simple yogurt-making method involving a pot on top of the stove I decided I might be able to use this method. A glut of goat milk all in one day sealed the deal.

And this was my first successful batch of thermophilic yogurt I’ve made since moving off-grid! Here’s how I did it.

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Sarah’s Favorite Cultures

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While I culture many foods, I thought I’d talk about some of the foods that can always be found in my fridge and why. Each of these foods makes it quick and easy for me to add cultures to a meal without extra planning since they are always on hand. From the Editor: Please welcome… 

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A Closer Look: Organic Cotton Bag

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Today we are going to take a closer look at an Organic Cotton Bag used for straining kefir, yogurt, or soft cheese varieties

Weekly Cultured Gathering: May 10

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Post your comment or link in this week’s cultured gathering!  We will get the ball rolling with these: Lacto-Fermented Rhubarb and Honey Soda Lacto-Fermented Radishes

What’s New at CFH: Save 25% on Buttermilk Starter & Warm Weather Care for Starter Cultures

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Every week we’re going to bring you the best of the week in posts from right here at the CFH blog, news you can use from the CFH site, and new recipes and products you might be interested in. This week you can save 25% on Buttermilk Starter.  As the weather warms up we also… 

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