Thats good timing! I just picked up 3 gallons of raw milk- Hoping to revive my kefir culture- also making raw cream cheese, and seeing about doing a low-temp yogurt variation.
I've had to start making my dog's goat yogurt, due to the lockdown, it's the cheapest probiotic, and goat milk doesn't have lactose.
I get powdered goat milk and make it with a sous vide. 180f to kill off competitors (think ultra-pasteurization, which is a brief pasteurization at a relatively high temp, dairies prolly flash with a higher temp), then I bring it down to 110f, add a culture, let it ride at temp for 5hrs, and voila, goat yogurt (goatgurt?)!
I bought some goat milk from a farm a few weeks ago that also makes kefir for dogs- They were telling me that they had to battle it out with the supreme court of my state because the rules surrounding the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) ingredients in commerically available dog food did not include raw milk. And the lobbyists of the big pet food companies have a vested interest in not allowing it- cuz of all the health benefits.
edit: I bet your dog loves you- What kind do you have?
And Alderlogs (if you're reading this), so help me Goddess, if you trash pit bulls again, I'm going up to the Yukon or wherever you're from and pulling your chair out from underneath you as you go to sit in it! This dog is an ANGEL and lives with 3 cats (well 4 if you include me ) that she's never hurt, despite them all being assholes to her.
Back on subject, I broke down and bought the "fancy" lids that have the vacuum port so that I can pull all of the extra air out. It stops mold from growing, it also came with the glass weights, which aren't that effective, you can see it leaned over inside the jar.
Edited by CatsAndBats, 07 May 2020 - 07:59 PM.