In this Instructable I will explain how I make homemade raw Butter/Buttermilk with my SAWZALL. First here is a little back story. I love Instructables, it makes my mind work in different ways. The challenges are so intriguing. Some times my wife thinks I'm a little off my rocker when she comes home and sees mr experimenting with my crazy spin offs of the Instructable challenges.
I only post about 10% of the things I do on here, their are many reasons for this.
1. Some work some don't. But either way I have fun doing them.
2. Most of the time I get so involved in my ideas and projects I neglect to properly document the process. Via photos or videos.
3. It take time and dedication to be frugal enough to post Instructables with clear instructions and not sound like a babbling fool. So my hats off to all of us who do take the time to share the fun.
Thank you Instructables for making all this possible!
Step 1: What Came First the Chicken or the Egg?
He shakes the heck out of the jar for about five minutes, worn out and sweating he tells me it's my turn. I shake it for maybe two minutes and then laugh! It was still the same! His 18 year old son snatches it up and shakes it Vigorously for ten minutes, the it was his dad's turn. Another ten minutes go buy, I've forgotten about butter and moved on to other activities, when he pops in showing me his jar with butter and butter milk.
I was amazed but at the same time thought I would never make my own butter if it took that much work. That is until I was inspired by Instructables. Now I can make homade raw butter in two minutes or less with minimal work'!
Thank you Instructables
Step 2: What's So Special About Raw Home Made Butter/Buttermilk
Step 3: How Do You Make Home Made Butter, You Say!
Next I'll show you how to make it easier!
Step 4: Things You Need!
Clamps, ratchet straps (some way to stabilize your sawzall)
3" no hub band with full metal collar
Old sawzall blade
Piece of 1/2" or so plywood. Cut to 7"x5"( I had some laying around.)
Four spare casters. ( I also had these left over from a plastic drawer set.)
Zip ties or something else to strap jar to sled.
Drill drill bits
Dremel or something to remove the remainder teeth from the sawzall blade.
Two Pint mason jars with tight fitting lid
Pint of heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Step 5: Safety First
About eight years ago my business partner caught me in the face with one. It was an accident and a poorly engineered trigger guard or absence of one. On a battery operated old Milwaukee. It almost took out my eye. So be safe, it only takes a split second!
Step 6: Removing Teeth
Step 7: Getting Stabilized
Step 8: Prepping the Jar
Next flip the jar upside down. Lay your prepped sawzall blade against the side of the jar. Now slip the no hub band down over the jar and blade. Use a nut driver to tighten up the coupling! REAL TIGHT!
Step 9: Sledding
Step 10: Shake, Shake, Shake
After about two minutes my butter was finished. You will know this when you see the solid butter form in the jar and become one mass. I usually run mine about 20 more seconds after this point. Depending on how comfortable you are with your set up and the speed you run it. Will change your run time! I ran mine about 1/4 speed with some 1/2 speed burst here and there!!!!
Step 11: Straining the Fat!
Now strain the butter from the buttermilk, put you butter in a container and press out the rest of the buttermilk. As you pack the butter the buttermilk should rise to the top. Stain again.
Now If you only made a little and will eat it in a couple days you can skip this part but if you want to store it longer it is advised to wash your butter. Sound funny huh!
Buttermilk left in the butter will go rancid overtime. So all you need to do is put your butter in a medium bowl and rinse with water. While you rinse it press it out with a rubber spatula. Then pour off water. I used filtered water for this. Repeat three times, then put back in colander and drain of water! Repeat steps for pressing out water like you did previously for the buttermilk.
Now put in appropriate container and store. Thanks for reading all my words! And Please Vote, I'm in the Power Tool Kitchen contest and others.
You can add other ingredients to your butter now. Mix in some honey or cinnamon!