HOME > Chowhound > Cookware >

Discussion

braun yogurt maker--instructions??[Moved from Ontario board]

  • i
  • 8

I bought a Braun yogurt maker at a garage sale today but I just discovered it doesn't have the instructions. Can anyone help me out??
It's called "Braun Yogurt Thermostat YG-2. Can't wait to try it!
Thanks!!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
    1. Most yogurt "recipes" are pretty consitant from maker to maker. If you search online, you can usually find a generic reipe that can be used in most makers. It's not very high tech as it is really just a very low heater to keep the milk warm overnight. Consequently, it's usually pretty fool-proof.

      1. I have been making yogourt for decades in 2 units, 1 that is a single container and the other that uses individual jars ideal to add in the bottom some jam, etc. if so inclined. It is not at all complicated, but is very specific. The steps are simple, but do an internet search in any case! You have to bring the milk to a gentle boil for some minutes, or even 10 minutes to get the constituency you want . A gentle boil, stirring as if the milk burns to the pot, well, you have burnt milk. The next step so crucial is to pour the boiled milk into a container and cover with a towel to cool TO THE PROPER temperature to add the yogourt culture. Sorry, I use the finger method. Too hot, you will kill the bacteria, too cool, it will not ferment and thicken, but will sour. Add the yogourt, not all at once, but by the tablespoon stirring, adding, stirring, adding. The time will vary when it is done, but the texture will tell you, can be 3 to 6 hours! And of course the culture has to be alive, so use Astro Balkan Natural yogourt. I have had very few failures, except once for a few weeks and I called Astro and apparently, the penicillen given to cattle, occasionally can still upon rare occasion still be evident and killed the yogourt culture. Have fun, enjoy and please keep in mind that most Indian grocery stores almost always have the milk you will need on sale, and they also sale yogourt itself!!!!

        1. Thanks for the info, but I would love to get a bit more specific info about the actual Braun instructions. The link zoohoft2 provided helps, but am I supposed to fill all of the jars with warm milk (does it have to boil first, then cool or just warm the milk slightly and use?) and add just a tablespoon of store-bought yogurt in each jar?
          Any more info would help! thanks!!

          1 Reply
          1. re: illy

            A poster on another site said they requested a yogurt maker manual from Braun and they sent it to them.

            A few years ago I bought a used bread maker and requested a scan of the manual via freecycle. That worked out well.

          2. boo hoo! I just called Braun Canada and they do not have any info on yogurt makers or any copies of old manuals. All she said is that they have been discontinued and can't help me. arg.