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Vegan Yogurt Starter (Direct-set)

This non dairy, direct-set yogurt is easy to use and doesn't require the maintenance of an ongoing starter.  It does require the use of a yogurt maker.  Comes with 4 packets of starter culture. You will need:  saucepan for heating milk yogurt thermometer wooden or plastic spoon yogurt maker 1 packet Vegan yogurt starter (save the other packets in freezer for future use) 1 to 2 quarts alternative milk (soy or rice work best) Note:  to get a thicker yogurt when using coconut, rice or almond milk, you can add a carbohydrate source (sugar) & a thickener (agar agar, pectin or gelatin). Directions: 1)  Stirring frequently, heat milk to 110 degrees (clip yogurt thermometer to side of pan to monitor temperature). ...

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Yogurt Starter Instructions - Thermophilic (heated culturing)

Greek and Bulgarian Yogurts come with 2 packets starter culture You will need: saucepan to heat the milk wooden or plastic spoon yogurt thermometer yogurt maker 1 quart milk 1 packet Yogurt starter culture (save 2nd packet in freezer for future use) Activate your starter culture: 1)  Stirring frequently, heat 1 quart milk to 160 degrees.  Clip yogurt thermometer to side of saucepan to monitor temperature.  Once heated to 160, allow to cool to 110 degrees. 2)  Pour the cooled milk into yogurt maker insert.  Add starter culture packet and mix thoroughly.  Cover and incubate in yogurt maker for 5-12 hours.  Check after 5 hours to see if it has set (when set, it will move away from the side...

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Yogurt Starter Instructions - Mesophilic (room temp set)

Viili, Filmjolk, Matsoni and Piima Yogurts come with 2 packets  You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter or paper towel to cover jar, and elastic band to secure cover wooden or plastic spoon 2 cups milk (avoid ultra- pasteurized or UHT milk) 1 packet Yogurt starter culture (save 2nd packet in freezer for future use) Activate your starter culture: 1)  Put 2 cups milk in your jar.  Add starter packet and stir until well dissolved.  Cover with coffee filter & secure with elastic band. 2)  Allow to culture at room temperature- 68 to 78 degrees is ideal.  Choose a draft-free spot, out of direct sunlight, where it won't be disturbed.  Check after 12 hours...

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