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Viili Yogurt Starter
Product Review (submitted on August 27, 2011):
I have to say I was slightly worried about making yogurt, it is hard to keep a steady temperature in my house, and especially hard to find a place free of drafts. The customer service was awesome too. My first villi starter didn't take hold at all, it curdled both times I tried it. Customer service was very helpful, and ended up sending me a replacement, they figured that my starter simply didn't activate. When I got my new starter I was a little worried about using it, so I followed the directions on the website for making a second start if your first curdles (basically cut all measurements in half.) I set it in my closet, which keeps a temperature of about 70-72 degrees, and I let it sit undisturbed for about 20 hours before I checked it. When I looked in, it had obviously set, and I left it for a couple of more hours. I just moved it to the fridge to cool, and it looks PERFECT, exactly what you would expect the villi to look like, thick and gorgeous! From my numerous tries at the yogurt, I have come to two conclusions. 1) The yogurt should be left COMPLETELY undisturbed for at least 20 hours, don't move it at all! 2) It seems to culture best when the room is on the cooler side of the scale, not the warmer. I am really excited, and think that CFH is an amazing site. Thank you!!!