Important!! Barncast 85 is a user call in show, call the farm phone with questions, comments at 206-202-GOAT or else it’ll be a boring show!
This weeks show is done late in the barn, most of the animals are asleep so it’s not the roar cacophony you’re used to. It’s rather long since we spend a long time going over the farm phone calls, so hopefully that will answer your questions that have come up about recent shows. In the show this week:
- Call the farm phone for show 85!
- Farm Phone:
- Coops and point of lay chickens
- Dehydrator styles and advantages
- Round Up: All things normal for FALL!
- Farm Section: Feta Walk through
There is a video extra, and it will be posted latter today. (monday)
Recipe is given in the full post. (click on the more link)
- 1.5 gallons, 6 liters of milk (cow, goat, sheep, or store bought milk is file)
- 1/4 tsp Mesophilic Cheese Culture or 1/2 cup butter milk
- 1/2 tsp liquid rennet, or renner tablet as per instructions
- 1/8 tsp Lipase, optional, and to taste
- Non-iodized salt, like kosher salt
- Warm Milk to 86f/30c
- Add culture, let sit on top for 2-3 minutes then stir in
- Let milk ripen for 45 minutes for raw milk, 1 hour for pasteurized milk
- Optional: Dissolve lipase into 1/4cup of water, then mix into milk
- Dissolve liquid rennet into 1/2 cup of water
- Stir the rennet into the milk with 20 good top to bottom stirs
- Let the milk sit until a firm curd forms, 30-45 minutes
- Cut the curds into 1/2 cups, then let sit for 5 minutes
- Stir for 20 minutes. If you want a firmer cheese raise the temperature to 90f as you stir
- Drain the whey, then either hang in cheese cloth or in molds as described in the podcast
- After draining/hanging for 24 hours cut the cheese into 1-2″ cubes.
- Salt the cubes, then let sit for 24 hours. Roll the cubes over and salt again, let sit 24 hours
- Repeat for 3 days until the cheese is firm. Drain any whey that builds up.
- Put cubes in jars (quart mason jars work well) and fill with light or medium salt solutions
Light Salt Solution: 14oz of salt/gallon
Medium Salt Solution: 20oz of salt/gallon
If you don’t want to make a gallon of solution scale as required.