How much cream is in your raw milk? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-12-2007, 10:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
bigknitwit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 669
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mine has almost 1/3 of the bottle filled with cream this week Over the winter there was a lot less though - maybe half that amount. I just tried a different raw milk source a few weeks ago that didn't have nearly the same cream content to their milk. That and it tasted like the barn floor so I cultured almost all of it into yogurt. So, how much cream is in your "typical" faw milk bottle?
bigknitwit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-12-2007, 11:08 PM
 
gardenmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: blooming where I'm planted
Posts: 4,213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Over the winter, I've noticed at least a quart of each gallon is cream. I'm sure it will pick up once we've turned the cows out onto the new spring grass. I can't wait for that! Shouldn't be too much longer; need to wait for this nasty cold spell to pass, and the grass to green up.
gardenmommy is offline  
Old 04-12-2007, 11:29 PM
 
tripleblessed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 246
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used half gallon masson jars and get about 2 inches on the top...not much but the farm I use also doesn't have many Jerseys...the best cream producers...but it's my only source so I take what I can get!

Karen
tripleblessed is offline  
Old 04-12-2007, 11:31 PM
 
saratc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,620
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Usually from 1/5 to 1/3 of the container. It's been on the lesser end towards the end of the winter, but I'm looking forward to it getting creamier again!
saratc is offline  
Old 04-12-2007, 11:37 PM
 
Rachel J.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: TN/GA line
Posts: 1,093
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Maybe about 1/5 of the gallon jar? I think I skimmed about 1.5-2 cups today. I'll have to ask what kind of cow it's coming from (it's illegal and very hard to find here so I'm not too picky )
Rachel J. is offline  
Old 04-13-2007, 01:00 AM
 
Chicharronita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: In the Candyland of my Imagination
Posts: 1,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
With my new supplier, I'm lucky to get 1/5 to 1/4 of the container. Also, when I freeze it the milk portion is practically translucent! I thought Organic Pastures was low-fat as it is, but it seems my new milk has less. However, hopefully things will change now that it's spring.

Chicharronita is offline  
Old 04-13-2007, 01:13 AM
 
guestmama9916's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,736
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The farm I use has all Jerseys. Usually its 1/3 cream but sometimes its 1/2 cream. I recently bought some Golden Fleece farms raw milk out of curiosity to compare it to my current source and it had very little cream. Their herd is all Holsteins and not grass fed. I gave the GF milk to my dog.
guestmama9916 is offline  
Old 04-13-2007, 01:16 AM
 
kallyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: central PA
Posts: 1,508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got a gallon of raw milk from a local dairy once and it was like 1/2 cream (it was in September, I think, if that makes a difference). I think they're Jersey cows. I don't eat dairy anymore, though.

Me love.gif, DH guitar.gif, and DD baby.gif9/27/10!
kallyn is offline  
Old 04-13-2007, 01:20 AM
 
mtn.mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Off the grid, AK
Posts: 3,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My goats give about 4 ounces of cream per quart of milk. They're Alpine-Oberhasli-Toggenburgs.

chicken3.gif   We're remote ECing, unschooling, free ranging goat dairy farmers.  

mtn.mama is offline  
Old 04-15-2007, 03:51 PM
 
Katy_R's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Haddonfield, New Jersey
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just bought raw milk for the first time, and I got about 2 cups of cream out of a gallon. I probably could have gotten a little more, though. What skimming method do you all use?

-Katy
Katy_R is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off