Homemade Greek Yogurt
Friday, May 25, 2012
Does anyone make their own? I have been for about a month now. One batch or so every week. And it is just so hit and miss. I always eat it, but it isnt always creamy. I am not sure what I do differently that makes it work, and not work. I think maybe I should start with my starter. I tried to use some from the batch before once, and that was the first time I had trouble so I have been using store bought to start it, but maybe it needs to be fresher, more active? The other thing I am thinking, maybe my crock is too hot on warm.
Yesterday's batch just wasnt doing much after even like 10 hours, so I added more yogurt. It thickened on up but it is not creamy. Once I run it through the bullet with a banana, it is fine, and it tastes fine regardless. But I am just wondering what I need to do to be consistent. I seem to use a different brand every time also. I am sort of thinking my trouble is with my starter.
My milk was not scalded. I didnt scorch my starter either. I made sure the milk had cooled off before I added yogurt, and then turned it back on to warm after it was mixed.
Maybe I should try fresh starter and/or the oven light method? I didnt take the temp while in the crock but it seems pretty warm, maybe too warm?
Thanks for any feedback :)