I used my Yogotherm Yogurt Incubator to make 2 quarts of yogurt from raw goats milk. It worked beautifully! I did heat a quart of water to boiling, put that into a covered mason jar and set mason jar inside of the Yogotherm to help bring the insulation temperature up while I heated my milk to 110 degrees. I did this because it's still winter and we keep our house relatively cool (about 65 degrees). I put the 2 quarts of heated milk into the pail, whisked in my starter, covered it and left it to culture for 8 hours on my kitchen counter. The yogurt is set and seems to be nice and thick for a raw milk yogurt. I'm very pleased with my purchase. I will admit that I was skeptical at first, but now that I've used it, I feel it is a good value with reliable results that I would happily recommend to anyone. (Posted on 3/21/2013)
Purchased my yogotherm in 1998. This is the easiest way to make quality yoghurt that we have tried. Have had electronic - yield too small and too much to clean. This unit is durable, easy to use and clean. There are no parts to damage nor to wear out. It is an excellent investment. Have made 1000' s of quarts. We are completely satisfied and are ready to replace the styrofoam insert due to minor discoloration. Unbelievable value and performance. (Posted on 4/19/2013)
The Yogurt incubator is a wonderful product that keeps the temp steady as needed. The yogurt and kefir comes out perfect with this product. The finished product is so smooth with a delicious taste. No need to add any sugar or sweetener.
(Posted on 2/24/2014)
Just follow the instructions and you will have home made yogurt in no time. This unit is economical and easy to use. The resultng yogurt is of high quality. I have used other yogurt makers and was put off for one year, due to poor result. This yogurt makers has me making yogurt again with good results. (Posted on 3/19/2014)
Due to the outside cold and cool inside temperatures, especially at night, the Yogotherm Yogurt Incubator is the perfect place for my milk kefir to complete its culturing overnight.
During the purchasing process I was able to Live chat in order to ensure that the size of the container would hold my quart jars. (Posted on 1/17/2015)
It works well!! I live in a colder climate so I put it in the oven for approx. 12 hrs. with the light on which creates a little heat. If the consistency isn't firm enough I leave it for another 12 hrs. I have made several batches now. I love that it doesn't use electricity. (Posted on 1/18/2015)
I was skeptical because this is basically a bucket that nestles into a cooler, but it makes AMAZING yogurt with no oversight necessary.
In my electric yogurt maker, I would have to time my yogurt exactly at about 4-5 hours because of the constant heat (or it would over ferment). With this, I put it in the bucket and check it 6-12 hours later. Then I take it out, let it cool to room temp, and refrigerate it.
This yogurt is very thick and smooth, and it has less whey than when I use an electric maker.
I love this and would buy it again and again. It is large though and makes a LOT of yogurt; I wish there were a smaller size that made maybe 2/3 as much because I only cook for myself and my kitchen is very small. (Posted on 2/27/2015)