making yogurt in a food dehydrator - home food dehydrator
I am a huge fan of food dehydrators and I have been looking for alternative uses to make them more versatile.
So when I saw an article at the University of Missouri promotion office about how to make yogurt at home, I was excited.
The article and its accompanying recipes are "incubator agnostic ".
"When culture starts making yogurt, they basically don't care what you use to keep the mixture warm.
The only basic criterion is the ability to keep the mixture within the range of 108 to 112 degrees Fahrenheit that is essential for culture growth.
The food dehydrator can be a yogurt maker with only a few features: While it sounds simple, it may not be.
Some dehydrators use stacked pallets that are not sufficiently spaced to accommodate a yogurt cup. Some less-
The expensive model has only one temperature setting.
Make sure your dehydrator meets these two criteria before you start.
Use your favorite yogurt recipe (
Or expand the U of the office using M, the link is as follows). Pre-
When you prepare the mixture, heat the dehydrator 100 degrees.
Then, when your recipe tells you to place the filled container (s)
Enter the incubator (
Usually yogurt manufacturers)
Put it in the dehydrator.
Similar time requirements should apply depending on the solid and slow you want.
There is also a question worth discussing: is food dehydrator the most effective incubator for making yogurt? Probably not.
Yogurt makers tend to be more efficient because they are rarely much larger than the containers they hatch and require less energy to keep them warm.
The food dehydrators usually run heaters and fans at the same time, and most likely they will have quite a bit of "dead space" around the containers that will be unnecessarily heated.
However, a large-capacity dehydrator can regain the efficiency of some loss by incubating more batches of yogurt.
For example, a large box model with a removable tray, if the tray is strong enough, it may hold several batches of containers of value on one pallet.
Several pallets may also be cultivated at the same time, which greatly improves efficiency.
Again, be careful not to add more tax to your tray.
I believe the dehydrator should work and can also be used to cultivate yogurt culture and many other options for making yogurt.
Things you may lose in efficiency may be made up by other means, such as not having to buy a separate yogurt machine, not having to store a separate yogurt machine, being able to make larger batches.
I would love to hear your experience in using a dehydrator as a yogurt machine.
I am also interested in the use of the food dehydrator you may find other than dry food.
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