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    Default Easiyo and home made yogurt

    I have made some yogurt using the easiyo and sachet. I have read that rather than buying another sachet i can use some of the yogurt i already made and mix it in with long life milk then put in easiyo.

    Has anyone done this and how did it turn out? Also how do I know if it's safe to eat and not full of bad bacteria?? Sorry if silly question!

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    I just keep buying sachets, so will be interested to hear.

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    It would be so much cheaper with long life milk only $1 per litre.

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    I make my own yoghurt all the time. I use raw milk though coz it's already full of good bacteria. I find it's way more runny but I strain it through a cheesecloth and keep the whey and have Greek yoghurt then. I always keep a good few tablespoons of yoghurt ready to make the next batch. I first started with store bought easiyo packet.

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    I make homemade yogurt with UHT milk (don't have an easiyo - I just incubate in a thermal bag). First lot I used a couple of tablespoons of natural yogurt with live culture (Jalna), but from then on just use a couple of tablespoons from the previous homemade batch. I also use a bit of milk powder to thicken - comes up as good a consistency as store bought natural yogurt

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    Yea you can use some of the old batch, it has the live culture in it instead of buying it in powder form

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    Sorry for being off topic, is there a lactose free option of easiyo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrockfaery View Post
    Sorry for being off topic, is there a lactose free option of easiyo?
    Yep they make lactose free sachets but they're really expensive (much more than buying yoghurt) However, if you buy the plain sachets, then go to a chemist and get a little bottle of lacteeze (ask for it and chemist will know) a drop or two (read the instructions on the lacteeze) of lacteeze in the mix before you leave it to set and you have lactose free yoghurt in the morning!

    Works a treat.

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    I use long life soy milk and a few tablespoons of soy yoghurt in my Easiyo because I have a vegan diet. It works very well, but the amount of 'setting' can vary from batch to batch. I tried reserving some of my home made soy yoghurt to culture the next pot, but it didn't work for me.

    i scald the pot and any utensils I use with boiling water then use newly opened long life soy milk to make sure no bad bacteria get in. I let the Easiyo sit for at least 24 hours to make the yoghurt.

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