So here's the deal. I just got a Waring Pro brand homemade yogurt maker. I followed the directions (or so I thought) but my finished product is NOT what I was expecting. The yogurt was overly tart and not what I'm used to for a plain yogurt. For any of you yogurt makers out there, whats the deal?!
1. I used skim milk and 0% Fage for my starter. Skim milk is supposed to work fine, and the Fage says that it has active cultures in it.
2. The directions say to either heat the milk (to pasteurize it) or to bring it to room temp before adding the yogurt starter. I brought mine to room temp, because when I bring the yogurt maker back to my dorm next week, I will not be able to access a stove to heat the milk to high temps.
3. Because I didn't heat the milk, I took the direction's suggestion to add powdered milk to the milk and yogurt mixture to thicken the final product.
4. I left the yogurt in the machine for the correct timing.
Long story short, the yogurt turned out more gelatinous than creamy, and more tart than I feel comfortable eating.
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