Sour Yogurt

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  1. lijj

    lijj Well-Known Member

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    I made yogurt and it's kinda sour and not so good tasting. What can I change for next time? It was sitting in hot water for over 3 hours (110*-120*). Suggestions would be nice :D
     
  2. witchysharon

    witchysharon Well-Known Member

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    Did you use a yogurt starter product? Personally I think plain yogurt is on the sour side anyway. Maybe add sugar before eating? I like to mix with a little strawberry preserves or fresh fruit and stevia leaf (sweetener) and this sweetens it.
     

  3. lijj

    lijj Well-Known Member

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    I used Dannon plain yogurt starter. I was thinking of adding sugar...
     
  4. Sondra Peterson

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    some people add their favorite jello which also thickens it. I haven't tried it myself yet. I use honey
     
  5. lijj

    lijj Well-Known Member

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    Is the yogurt supposed to be watery? I think some water accidentally got into the jars and now it's watery. Ew :p
     
  6. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Three hours isn't long enough. I usually do mine overnight.
     
  7. Sondra Peterson

    Sondra Peterson Well-Known Member

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    right 3 hrs is not long enough but homemade yogurt is not thick like store bought store bought has gelatin in it. which you can add and also adding pd milk helps in it being thicker.
     
  8. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    you can influence the acidity of your yoghurt with the temperature you are letting it sit. cooler temp more acidity warmer temp less acidity. three hours is enough to make yoghurt at the right temp.
    if you use goat milk the yoghurt will not be as firm as store bought yoghurt.