Looking for Info on Butter Churns

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    mr bill
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    I have a churn Purchased from Lehman’s several years ago. It is an earlier model of Lehman’s Best. The churn has never been used. Also have 2 butter molds, also unused. Willing to trade for items of similar value. PM if interested. I can’t remember but I think I have an extra jar too.

    #56133

    IceFire
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    @goosearrow wrote:

    My Mom used the cloth method too. And to churn she just put it in a big glass jar and would shake it in her lap. We used to help her all the time as kids. Eventually she would get butter. I am sure a churn is much easier, but there are other alternatives.

    My great-aunt had one of the REALLY old style wooden churns with the dasher that you moved up and down. Remember taking few turns using it…milking the cow was a LOT easier than churning the butter! (faster, too!)

    #56134

    I heard a lady talk today that she uses her VitaMix to make butter. I have never done it, but thought I would pass this info along to see anyone else had tried it or would be interested in trying it. If I did get a VitaMix, can you use powdered milk to make butter?

    #56135

    mmpaints
    Participant

    the non fat dried milk can not make you butter. the butter comes from the whole cream off of fresh milk.

    #56136

    texcollex
    Member

    Hope to have my own goats some day. After searching a bit on the web, I’ve found a few articles on separating goat’s milk cream:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5544781_separate-cream-goat-milk.html

    http://celinabean.com/2007/10/goats-milk-whipped-cream-or-why-i-married-a-farm-boy/

    It sounds like you can do it without a separator, but you have to pasteurize it lightly and let it sit in cool to cold environment at least 96 hours.

    Tex

    #56137

    The naysayers are right. You can separate cream from COW milk through a cloth, but in goat milk the cream is already mixed in. When looking for info, make sure they specify goat milk, cause it just ain’t the same as cow milk.

    Dave

    #56138

    Anna
    Participant

    All good answers. Basically if you want butter from goats milk you will need to buy a cream separator which is an expensive item. Used separators are not a good bet unless they have been in use very recently and even then I’d give it a try before buying if possible. Cows milk is much much easier as it separates itself and all you need to do is skim off the cream.

    #56139

    One time in grade school a teacher helped us make butter in a glass jar. All the kids had huge fun, sitting in a circle shaking the jar. Getting to eat in class was really a special treat, as she brought crackers that day, too. It is a good memory. Thanks, rock, for bringing to mind something I haven’t even thought about, yet. I just assumed I would can butter–but that will run out, eventually, and I had not thought about how to replace it. Things to add to wish list: 1 cow! LOL (already got the glass jars!)

    #56140

    islandchik
    Member

    You can also make butter in a blender. If you want a non electric option, choose a Vortex blender which has a hand crank. That way, your appliance has multiple uses.

    #56141

    mommabear3
    Member

    You need cheesecloth,to strain it , and just an overly large glass jar,put the skimmed off cream in jar,put lid on and shake shake shake!! Pretty cheap and non electric!

    #56142

    IceFire
    Moderator

    @prepared_intexas wrote:

    One time in grade school a teacher helped us make butter in a glass jar. All the kids had huge fun, sitting in a circle shaking the jar. Getting to eat in class was really a special treat, as she brought crackers that day, too. It is a good memory. Thanks, rock, for bringing to mind something I haven’t even thought about, yet. I just assumed I would can butter–but that will run out, eventually, and I had not thought about how to replace it. Things to add to wish list: 1 cow! LOL (already got the glass jars!)

    I remember doing that in elementary school too! I think we had gone on a field trip to the local dairy, first, IIRC, and then after we got back to school, we made butter in the jar.

    #56143

    PatrioticStabilist
    Participant

    I imagine you would need cheesecloth for the strainer.

    #56144

    Hansel1
    Member

    @patrioticstabilist wrote:

    I imagine you would need cheesecloth for the strainer.

    A double layer of a linen bedsheet or pillow will do to. The higher the tread count the better but I remember using a old pillow cover when we where kids. My mom used to wash it in bleach once we where done.
    one can make a shaker from almost any bicycle or exercise bike if there would be need… can serve double duty for other stuff too.

    #56145

    you can go on youtube and look up diy makeing butter

    http://youtu.be/njhgTzNuP3o
    http://youtu.be/EsYvhgrN4wU

    I seen this and wanted to pass it along

    #56146

    catfeet
    Member

    A barrel with rockers works to make butter too. Also, not quite so time intensive – just give it a kick every time you walk by.

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