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Propagator yoghurt?

Ive got a propagator mat that I use for starting chilli seeds etc. I just wondered if anyone used theirs to make yoghurt? As it doesn’t have a temp setting, just on or off, I’m not sure if it would be too warm? I’ve never made yoghurt before but fancy having a go and the mat is half empty and on...😁
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,106
    I have a wide-mouthed vacuum flask and a yoghurt themometer. Warm the milk to just below boiling point, allow to cool to the temperature on the thermometer, pour into the flask, leave for 12 hours. Done.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Thanks pansyface. No flask here- only a kid sized one. Thermometer is in the post! I’m going to give the propagator mat a go- nothing to lose but some milk/starter!
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,106
    I would think that if you keep the milk in the right temperature range, as indicated on the thermometer, you should be OK.

    Remember to use “live” yoghurt.😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Yes, I’ve got the yoghurt and I’m adding some skimmed milk powder too as I like Greek style thick yoghurt and apparently this helps thicken.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,106
    Yes, it does.😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    I made granola and soup today, rocket pesto from garden pickings for dinner and now yoghurt... I’ve come over all Barbara Good! 😂 I’ll be on the pea pod wine next!
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,106
    Steady.
    That pea pod wine is lethal.😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Hope so! 😂
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    edited April 2019
    The yoghurt worked! A little too well as it’s very thick, but wonderful mild flavour. I left for 13 hours on the mat with a folded towel over the glass bowl and checked temp this morning it was 117, so worked perfectly! Will reduce the skimmed milk powder in the recipe for the next batch.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,106
    Yay! 😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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