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Looks like I may not need to buy my cream separately! I forget how much the cream comes out of cow milk. On the right is the gallon of raw milk was got yesterday. On the left is goat milk - no cream line!

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Woohooo! Good luck with the butter!

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WOW.....so, the line in the gallon jug is where milk and cream separate? All of that above is cream????? If so, I'm JEALOUS!!!

Have fun making your butter. I've not made any other attempts to find some cream. Having not felt all that great last week, didn't feel up to tackling the job. So, I may try working on that this week.

It'll be neat, once I find what I need, for us to compare notes on our butter. emoticon

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Saijen SilverWolf1 wrote:

WOW.....so, the line in the gallon jug is where milk and cream separate? All of that above is cream????? If so, I'm JEALOUS!!!



Yep, that's called the 'cream line'. Any non-homogenized milk will have the cream rise to the top. It's just that goat milk is called naturally homogenized so only a teeny bit rises even though the fat content is about the same as cow milk.

The cream you skim is not as 'pure' as the cream you buy at the store. There's sill plenty of milk trapped inside that cream (so my milk isn't 30% cream!) but it's good enough to make butter. I'll just be sure to keep the buttermilk from this for making pancakes and things since it will be so high quality. We need to move the milk into another container to get the cream off. Hubby doesn't want me to skim it though! He says maybe next gallon we get, but he wants this stuff unadulterated! We just finished our grocery store milk last night so we still haven't tried this stuff yet...can't wait!

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That's what always happened when we got raw milk straight from the farmer. We never made butter, though, instead, we stirred it under.

There was often half an inch of cream on top of a liter of milk.

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Interesting!

I sent a letter to the TN state Ag office to see if maybe they can help me find someone locally to get cream from. Not heard back yet.....so, we'll see.

and both of you can have the milk...raw or otherwise! LOL

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I actually got a letter back from the state Ag Dept. The guy who wrote said that in the state of TN, dairies who sell to consumers HAVE to pasturize their products, and there are only 2 dairies in the state that he listed that are complaint for what I need. One is in Knoxville, which is about an hour and a half away from us. They have a website, so I pulled it up and sent them an e-mail telling them what I am looking for, and asked for pricing and what amounts they sell their cream in. So, hopefully I'll hear back from them soon. At least I'm finally getting somewhere!!

The guy did say that a lot of people just purchase Half&Half to make butter, and I explained that this is more or less a homesteading type experiment, and that I want it to be as close to how a true homesteader would do it...and that if I were going to go to the store to buy Half&Half, I may as well just by the butter there.

So.....we'll see where this goes from here!

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I heard from the farm in Knoxville today, and they do sell cream to individuals, and there is a farmer here in my town that goes down to this farm every week to pick up fresh milk for his farm store and the lady who e-mailed me said this guy may be willing to pick up the cream for me if I didn't want to make the trip down. She gave me his number.

I had to figure out about how much cream I would need to fill the butter crock from 1/4 to 1/2 full (all suggestions I've found state I need at least enough for a quarter) so took my 4cup measuring cup, and 1/4 is about 13 cups, 1/2 is about 26 cups, so I could probably do ok with between 1.5 and 2 gallons of cream. She had not quoted me a price, so not sure if I'll be able to do this or not.....really depends on how much they charge for the cream.

Will keep you updates as this unfolds.

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Wow, it's great to know someone is actually selling this, and you even have a way of having it brought to you.

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I've not talked to the guy from the farm here in town yet...I'll wait to see what the price is for what I need before I call him. No point in asking him if he'd be willing to pick it up if I can't afford it.

But yes...at least I'm getting some information...which is a good thing...and who knows.....maybe in a couple of weeks, I'll have what I need to make butter!!!! emoticon

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