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    Question Separating Raw Milk

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    So I have a gallon of raw milk sitting in the fridge nicely separated. Once I've harvested the cream out of it, what exactly is left over? Is it usable/drinkable?

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    Yes, it's now 1% or skim. Just shake the jug to re-mix whatever cream is left in and drink it up. Make a smoothie or whatever you usually do with milk.

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    Good to know, thanks!

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    *shakes head in disbelief*
    WHY DID I NOT THINK OF LETTING MY RAW MILK JUST SIT UNTIL IT SEPARATED?!

    I have been whining to my friends about wanting raw cream. You're brilliant!
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    I'd claim I was smart and meant to do it, but in reality I just bought 2 gallons and let the second one sit while drinking the first. When I saw it was fully separated I started doing research on if it was still good, what to do with it, etc. etc.

    Glad I could be accidentally useful.

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    I'm totally splurging on a couple gallons of raw milk next paycheck! Heavy cream is the shiz... but I'm thinking RAW heavy cream is, like, GOD. Yes *nods emphatically* raw cream must be like hearing the voice of God.

    After you brought it up, I looked online & found a paleo/primal hack that says to pour the milk into one of those lemonade dispenser thingies (the ones that have the spout at the bottom to keep the ice and juice separate-- you know what I'm talking about right?), and then just drain the milk and leave the cream once it separates.

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    It's much easier (for me) to put it in an ice cream bucket and ladle it out versus the lemonade dispenser. (been there, done that, it's a bitch to get the milk cleaned out of the spigot)

    If you do do this, a glass container is easier to keep clean than plastic. Rinse all glass that has had full-fat milk in it with cold water first before washing in hot soapy water or you will develop a scrim on the glass which has to be scraped out. With a razor blade. Yes, now I have goosebumps, too.

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    So, like, mason jar route, or?
    I'm just really excited to try this out!

    If I use sterilized mason jars, what's a good way to cover them and preserve everything? The little info-flyer thingy that comes with my raw milk makes it sound pretty fragile (try not to open the fridge too much, pour a glass and put the jug away immediately, etc)
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    They must be worried that their milk is contaminated then because you can leave good clean raw milk out on the counter to get clabbered milk. It won't spoil. It just ferments. Maybe your carrier is scared of the feds so puts that warning on it.

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    Let me first toss out the caveat that I deal exclusively with raw goat milk because I have yet to purchase my cow. I DO know what kind of cow, where I'm getting her from and which bloodlines, and what sex of calf she will be carrying when I get her, and yes, I can order that.

    Bear with me, I do have a point.

    I wash the goat's udder, and milk into a clean stainless bucket. In the wintertime, I put the bucket in a snowbank to cool while I toss out hay and put my milking stool away. Summertime, I send a kid back to the house with the bucket and it's placed in the freezer to cool it. I strain it through coffee filters to catch whatever needs to be strained out and then put the milk into half gallon glass jars that are fresh out of the dishwasher and cover them with regular jar lids that have also been through the dishwasher (my best goat gives nearly a gallon for one milking). I don't freak out if I can't get the temp dropped quickly enough, I do hold the fridge open when looking for the umpteenth time for a snack, I do pour new milk into yesterday's milk. All in all, I'm not so exceptionally careful to the point of being neurotic about it. I have a clean bucket, clean udder, clean jars with clean lids and call it good. My kids have never been sick on it, and neither have I. By the way, any excess goes to the chickens or back to the goat (I have to tie her or she tries to drink out of the bucket as I milk her!).

    I'm guessing when you read the info-flyer, it was the milk version of do not use a hair dryer in the shower or bathtub. The powers that be have to be ultra careful in order that the shallow end of the gene pool does not annihilate itself in an extraordinarily and alarmingly stupid manner.

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