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Vegan Yogurt Starter Instructions (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: Stirring frequently, heat milk to 110° F. (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: Stirring frequently, heat 1 quart milk to 160° F. Clip yogurt thermometer to side of saucepan to monitor temperature. Once heated to 160° F., allow to cool to 110° F. 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 of the...

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Tempeh Starter Instructions

  Comes with 2 packets Tempeh starter culture. Note: A food dehydrator is the best way to maintain the proper temperature (80° to 90° F.) while culturing your Tempeh. Use a thermometer to monitor temperature. You will need: 6-8 quart pot for soaking, then boiling soybeans large bowl colander thermometer kitchen towel, paper towels, or hair dryer to dry beans thoroughly food dehydrator ( or other means of maintaining 85° to 90° F. temp) 3 quart-sized plastic zip bags that have been perforated with pin holes that are 1 inch apart 2 cups dry soybeans ( other dry beans can also be used) 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 packet Tempeh starter culture (save other packet in freezer for future use)...

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Sourdough Starter Instructions

Note:  Directions are the same for all varieties of Sourdough starters- the only difference is the type of flour used. 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 1/4 cup flour (type depends on variety of Sourdough starter) for activation 1/4 cup lukewarm water (filtered or spring water is best) for activation 1 packet Sourdough starter culture Activate your starter culture: 1)  Put 1/4 cup water into jar.  Sprinkle the starter culture into water, then stir until well mixed.  Allow to sit for a few minutes to soften a bit, then stir again.  Stir in the 1/4 cup flour,...

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Yogurt Starter Instructions - Mesophilic (room temp set)

 Villi, 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: Put 2 cups milk in your jar. Add starter packet and stir until well dissolved. Cover with coffee filter & secure with elastic band. Allow to culture at room temperature - 68° to 78° F. is ideal. Choose a draft-free spot, out of direct sunlight, where it won't be disturbed. Check after 12 hours to...

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