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Homemade yogurt, fermentation stage got too hot


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Homemade yogurt, fermentation stage got too hot

shivsey | Jun 4, 2012 08:16 PM

So Im in the process of making homemade yogurt with a slow cooker, everything was going good until fiddled with the dial. Heres what happened :

Added 2L milk to slow cooker, brought it slowly up to 180F
Turned off slow cooker and brought milk down to 115F
Mixed 1/2 cup of plain yogurt with 1 cup of the warm milk and then mixed that in the slow cooker
It maintained a temperature in the range of 110F-120F for about 3 hours, but then I turned on the slow cooker and forgot about it for about 30 minutes allow the mixture to get to about 160F

My question is can I bring the mixture back down to 110F and add in some more starter yogurt and start the fermintation process again? It looks like there is quite a bit of whey/liquid (about 1/4) on the top. I really don't want to have to through out the milk as it was pretty expensive to begin with (and I'm broke).


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