1st time FB use and twas a flop ??

Discussion in 'Cheese & Dairy' started by Sondra, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    OK used the FB culture and used recipe up top and this was a total flop. Granted it went abt 16 hrs rather than the 12 but have never had crusty hard crap and whey before. think I will go back to regular rennet for my chevre.
     
  2. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Guest

    WOW!! I thought that one was bullet proof. Did you check your temps? Did you use the Formage Blanc or the Flora Danica?

    Christy
     

  3. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Formage Blanc
    and I think it is too damn hot in the house as was 102 here yesterday and I didn't run the AC left it over night and right now it is 92 degrees inside I was going to drain it at 7:30 this am but threw it to the dogs instead.
     
  4. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Guest

    Your problem was most likely the combination of culturing too warm and too long. If your house is really warm your cheese may only need to culture a 3 or 4 hours and then hang 3 or 4 hours. Remember heat draws whey from the curd.

    Christy
     
  5. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    yep think that was the problem as have always had the AC on before.