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Wooo! Shiny New Toy!

My friends, Megan and Cormac, got me a shiny new awesome food dehydrator! That’s the Excalibur 5-tray! With which one can dry fruit, herbs, beef jerky, seasoned nuts… and make yogurt! Forgive me the pun, but I see way more whey in my future.

7 Thoughts on “Wooo! Shiny New Toy!

  1. I have dehydrator envy. At least it will still be winter next time I visit, so I can foresee trying this new gadget and get even more tempted to get one for myself, no matter how limited my space.

  2. It sounds like you got a really great model!
    I’ve had a dehydrator for 5 years now but it’s a fan that stacks above the trays with no external structure. It dehydrates just fine but it doesn’t make yogurt. I make yogurt in a small cooler instead.

    • How do you make yogurt with the cooler? I’ve never actually made any myself, so any tips you have would be welcome.

      • I do yogurt with a large pot and a cooler, too. Milk in pot – heat to 185-195F, remove form heat, cool milk to ~120F and stir in starter yogurt. pour into pre-sterilized jars and park in cooler with ~1 gal of ~120F water for 3ish hours. stick jars in fridge overnight. Flavoring should be added at the “pour into jars” phase. I like to add some honey to mine, but that’s just me.

  3. I’m jealous 🙂

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