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Old 08-10-2020, 07:52 AM   #1
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Question No curds formed at all this cheese-making batch

I have been using this mesophilic culture pack (5 little packs within one pack). It's always successful before, yet not these past 2 times. No curds are formed at all. These two batches did have the usual nice fragrance and got slightly thicker than milk consistency. I even left them to be cultured unto 2 days, yet nothing else happened.

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What happened?

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Old 08-10-2020, 03:33 PM   #2
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How long have you had those cultures, and did you store them in the fridge? I have never had those "die", or even slow down much, stored in a ziploc on the door of the fridge for a couple of years. I'm not sure what the shelf life is supposed to be.
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Old 08-10-2020, 05:35 PM   #3
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I have had these for a couple of years. They had never failed before these past two weeks. I knew that they were probably too old, YET they were all in the SAME pack. That's why I am not sure what's going on
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Did you change the type or brand of milk you are using. I have had difficulty getting curds with milk that was pasteurized to the point that it will last about 6 weeks in the fridge.
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Old 08-10-2020, 07:40 PM   #5
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Everything was the same. Same pack culture, as well as same farm
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