Dude... yes whey!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by JennsPeeps, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    After making another round of yogurt I decided to separate the whey. Because I'd let the yogurt go overnight there was lots of whey.

    What can I do with it besides make buttermilk?

    And where would I get buttermilk cultures?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    3peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 12:41am and I'm reading about whey and ricotta. It's time to go to bed!
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Dude... waayyyyy...
     
  5. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

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    ha ha ha cute title! Can't help ya though, haven't even got to the yogurt part yet [​IMG]
     
  6. me&thegals

    me&thegals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stir it back in or feed it to the chickens [​IMG]
     
  7. prairiegirl

    prairiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still fairly new to cheesemaking, but I'll share what I've read.
    When using whey to make ricotta it has to be fresh. And, I know that there are some cultures that would not give good results. I'm not sure about yogurt culture.
    But, all is not lost. I've read that it could be used to cook rice or pasta and used in baking breads or cakes. Currently, I'm using our whey to water and nourish the garden or flower beds.
    And, the chickens love it.

    Let us know how the ricotta from this whey turns out.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    To make ricotta I think the best results comes from whey used from a gallon of milk used for making cheese.

    Your chickens will love the whey poured over some cooked rice.
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I just tried it and didn't get any good results. In fact, no results at all!

    Smelled good though... sorta like a grilled cheese sandwich.
     
  10. JessicaGrant

    JessicaGrant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never gotten more than a tablespoon or so of Ricotta out of whey from a gallon of milk. Could a ricotta maker give some advice?

    Also, is there a limit to the amount of whey you should feed the chickens? I only have chicks at the moment (3 weeks or so) and I was searching this site to see if I could feed them some whey.
     

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