8 Uses for Whey Around the Homestead

8 Uses for Whey Around the Homestead
Add to Favorites Don’t throw out valuable products! There are many uses for whey around the homestead. As with coffee grounds for plants or cornhusks for mulch, these valuable byproducts can enhance your health, livestock … and especially your garden! If you’re a cheesemaker, you’ve noticed that one-eighth or less of your milk turns to actual cheese. Whey, the yellowish liquid that separates from curds, still contains proteins, acids, and often probiotics. It’s a shame to toss it down the drain. Before moving on to secondary uses for whey, be sure you’ve utilized its full cheesemaking possibilities. If whey is a byproduct of a culture ripening, such as with most methods of making goat cheese, you can still extract some curd. Heat the whey past 190 degrees then add a little acid, such as a tablespoon of vinegar or one-third cup lemon juice. Then strain through fine cheesecloth. Use that

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