Newby Milk question...

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by MiaBella Farm, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. MiaBella Farm

    MiaBella Farm New Member

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    Here you go...another newby question! :blush

    So, when you milk your does and you are going to strain it for human consumption...for the kid's cereal, of course...what do you use to strain the milk? I am sure there is a very easy answer, just want to see what the consensus is :help2

    Michelle
     
  2. nitrors4

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  3. VickiLynne

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    I use a Bounty paper towel over a funnel. Works good for me.

    Vicki in NC
     
  4. nitrors4

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  5. MiaBella Farm

    MiaBella Farm New Member

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    Those stainless steel strainers look like they will let too much hair through...maybe the panty hose are the best bet! Or a combination of the two???
     
  6. BlissBerry

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    Pantyhose and Bounty?

    No way. :) I use individual disc filters (new one each milking) and a stainless steel strainer. The filters are so cheap. Why would you use anything else?

    Sara
     
  7. MiaBella Farm

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    Thanks Sara!

    I assume you can buy the disc filters at the same place as the stainless steel strainer...I'll put the old man on shopping for that! :lol

    Michelle
     
  8. BlissBerry

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    Actually I can get the disc filters locally so I don't have to pay shipping. :)

    Sara
     
  9. nitrors4

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    Yes they sell everything at Hoegger.
    http://www.hoeggergoatsupply.com/xcart/home.php?cat=17

    Well if I buy them off Jeffers I can get free shipping if I buy enough crap at once. Will need to check the local places.

    I am sure Vicki will let us know where she gets all her stuff.
     
  10. MysticHollowGoats

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    I do the same as Sara. I have in a pinch used bounty towel and coffee filters, talk about slow :tapfoot
     
  11. sunnygrl_ks

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    interesting thread .... husband and wife communicating through the internet... :rofl
     
  12. stacy adams

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    FWIW.. I like the "shiny" one on Hoeggers.. (your first choice Troy) Put a disc filter in it, put that contraption in your pail and strain as you milk! :) that way, if a hair falls in (God forbid!) it won't be floating around in the milk the whole time until you get it strained.. and if a doe puts her foot in the pail, it's cheaper to rinse the strainer off & put a new disc in it than throw away all that precious milk.. :biggrin

    Are you two typing in separate rooms or right next to each other? :rofl
     
  13. MiaBella Farm

    MiaBella Farm New Member

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    LOL...we have instant message at work as well, AND we work for the same company :D



    Some people say we are INSANE! But, we like it this way...we sort of love each other :yes
     
  14. MiaBella Farm

    MiaBella Farm New Member

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    nope, we are in separate buildings...
    Michelle
     
  15. laughter777

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    That would be really odd to be sitting next to each other communicating through IM and forums! Wait what am I saying....my best friend from college and I used to do that all the time in Ag Eco! Hated that class...we had more fun IMing each other back and forth (and we sat right next to each other) and other kids in class!

    I have sent my hubby messages on his myspace (that he didn't set up...long story) with him right next to me, messing with the battery charger for his hand tools (yes that is in my office on my desk!)
     
  16. NubianSoaps.com

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    I will let Sara answer this one :) I use a funnel and discs made out of aluminum that my husband stamped out for me, they are super fine mesh. Once in the white buckets I carry milk in that you two saw, if it was for house milk or for sale, it would have had frozen water bottles in it to chill it, then to the house and into the sink where I put 8, 1/2 gallon milk jugs, I put on my green snappy funnel, with the disc in it, and pour...date, freeze.

    There is also strainers you can put onto your milking machine which is what I am going to try next. I do strain but in reality there is very little to strain when you machine milk clean teats and don't let your milk set around in the barn. With your setup you can bottle you milk right there and put in the fridge or freezer. Vicki
     
  17. nitrors4

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    She asks you all questions when she does not think I know the answer. :help

    Nah she is smart to ask you all considering I know very little. Learning just like all of us. Some of us more than others.

    She is in a different building, but on the same campus. We enjoy carpooling and having lunch together. We make our co-workers sick.
     
  18. MiaBella Farm

    MiaBella Farm New Member

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    That was what I was hoping to do, milk, strain, bottle, freeze all in the barn. Thanks Vicki :)
     
  19. rg1950

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    We use the 6 1/2" round filters in 100 ct boxes from tractor supply co (sometimes they have to order them, as they are out of stock). We put it in a funnel (stainless steel) and filter it into a 1/2 gallon picture. We then pour it from the picture into 1/2 gallon jugs (the same kind from the store-we buy brand new). You can also get the same kind of filters from several online stores. We only order from the online stores when we are buying something else at the same time. If not, we go to TC supply. We always order several boxes at a time.

    Tara
     
  20. hamilton40

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    We use a stainless steel strainer with coffee filters.
    Clay