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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby mr bill » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:59 pm

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.
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby IceFire » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:31 pm

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!)
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby Christian Patriot » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:47 pm

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?
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby mmpaints » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:55 pm

the non fat dried milk can not make you butter. the butter comes from the whole cream off of fresh milk.
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby texcollex » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:40 pm

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_separat ... -milk.html

http://celinabean.com/2007/10/goats-mil ... -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.

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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby northwoodsdave » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:11 pm

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.

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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby Anna » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:41 pm

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.
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby Prepared_InTexas » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:26 pm

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!)
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby islandchik » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:38 pm

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.
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby mommabear3 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:57 am

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!
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby IceFire » Thu May 17, 2012 9:36 pm

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.
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby PatrioticStabilist » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:18 pm

I imagine you would need cheesecloth for the strainer.
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby Hansel1 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:40 am

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.
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby Milones4TeaParty » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:37 am

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
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Re: Looking for Info on Butter Churns

Postby catfeet » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:09 pm

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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