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  • VjVj commented on flavrt's instructable Yogurt By The Gallon7 months ago
    Yogurt By The Gallon

    I've made many a batch of your Yogurt by the Gallon, and love it! I haven't read all the comments, so I don't know if anyone else has discovered, as I did, a great way to strain the yogurt after making it. I have a rice steamer that I bought for a few bucks at a thrift shop, the kind that has two plastic containers that fit onto a base. The larger, outer container has perforations at the bottom of it (for letting in and holding steam around the smaller bowl in which the rice cooks). The one that I have holds the gallon of yogurt with a little room left over. I place the large perforated container into a glass bowl that happens to hold the container a couple of inches off the bottom. I wet a coffee filter and place it flat into the perforated container -- the filter exactly cove...see more »I've made many a batch of your Yogurt by the Gallon, and love it! I haven't read all the comments, so I don't know if anyone else has discovered, as I did, a great way to strain the yogurt after making it. I have a rice steamer that I bought for a few bucks at a thrift shop, the kind that has two plastic containers that fit onto a base. The larger, outer container has perforations at the bottom of it (for letting in and holding steam around the smaller bowl in which the rice cooks). The one that I have holds the gallon of yogurt with a little room left over. I place the large perforated container into a glass bowl that happens to hold the container a couple of inches off the bottom. I wet a coffee filter and place it flat into the perforated container -- the filter exactly covers the perforated area. I pour the yogurt in, then set the whole set-up into the fridge to drain. Sometimes I leave it in this set-up until all the yogurt is eaten; if the yogurt gets too thick, I just stir some of the whey back in. Or else I'll turn the thickened yogurt into another bowl, trying to make it kind of flop in upside down, as the coffee filter will peel right off the bottom of the thickened yogurt. It might take a little bit of comparison shopping to find a bowl that fits nicely with the plastic rice cooker container, but this process does work great! The bowl that I use is an old Anchor Hocking glass bowl that I bought ages ago, and I don't know if that same kind is still available. There is 4 quart Anchor Hocking mixing bowl on Amazon that looks very similar. Another couple of hints -- if you have an electric kettle, boil water in it to add to the pan that you heat the yogurt in. It heats more quickly and saves energy over heating the water on the stove top. I also pour the still-warm water into the cooler that I use to incubate the yogurt (I like to have the water at 105 degrees, but it's probably not a big deal, as long as the water's not too hot) in order to keep the temp steady for longer.

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