Liquid Rennet question

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by FloridaChickenChick, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. So the liquid rennet bottle says the rennet must be diluted 20:1 in cool non-chlorinated water. Then it says 1/2 tsp sets 2 gallons of milk in about 45 minutes.

    Is that 1/2 tsp DILUTED or full strength? I've e-mailed the folks who sold it to me but haven't heard back yet.

    If it's diluted rennet, then I guess I need to get an eyedropper! [​IMG] Of course, the good news then would be I'll not have to order rennet again this decade.
  2. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Do not dilute-I use (for motz) 1/8 tsp and add 19 more of water
  3. Okay, I'm not trying to be stupid but perhaps my brain is on vacation.

    You use 1/8 tsp rennet and 2 3/8 tsp water? So it's diluted, right? and you've got 2 1/2 tsp of rennet/water mix?

    I thought this was going to be one told me there was MATH involved! And fractions at that! [​IMG]

    I'll just have to experiment, I guess.

    Thanks, Banter! Have you made any other cheeses or just mozarella?
  4. prairiegirl

    prairiegirl Songster

    Jul 6, 2008
    Quote:I am beginning to feel the same way. Not only is there math involved, but it's a science! I didn't like either subject.LOL But, I keep trying as I've heard cheesemaking referred to as an art and that's something I can work with.

    Anyway, I can't help with your math. I've canned green beans all day and my mind is in rest mode.
    But, I'll tell you what my recipe for mozzarella calls for. I use 1/4 tsp. liquid rennet mixed into 1/4 cup cool water. That's for 1 gallon of milk.

    Good luck! Please let us know how it works out.
  5. BowChickaBowMow

    BowChickaBowMow Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    Quote:LOL! yeah, now you're all scarin' me from trying it! I picked up some rennet this weekend. I'm leery of trying! Guess I need to just jump right in!

    I still need to find the right kind of milk though. The milk I get says "pasturized" but doesn't say ULTRA pasturized. Will it work, or no?

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