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11 years 5 months ago #33686 by Crystika
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Hi can any one tell me where I can buy milk filters from. I am using coffee filters and they just aren't that good.
Thanks

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11 years 5 months ago #446386 by igor
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I strain the milk of both cow and goats through a cloth placed inside a large funnel. Old tea towels or hand towels are good. Not new ones as they are too thick and absorbent resulting in a reduction in the amount of milk passing through. When a towel is about half worn out it becomes just right for straining milk. After use I rinse the cloth thoroughly and add the rinse water to the pigs' feed.

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11 years 5 months ago #446389 by Kiwi303
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RD1 has them, or Farmlands, or any of the milking supply shops. Try the yellow pages under "Farm supplies"

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11 years 5 months ago #446414 by drifter
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Kiwi303;446481 wrote: RD1 has them, or Farmlands, or any of the milking supply shops. Try the yellow pages under "Farm supplies"

And sometimes, usually around Julyish, they have part packets, because not all milking machines take the same size filter. So sometimes they do a deal where a Sharemilker can use part of an old packet as a trade in. The part packets are usually given away or dumped, it's just a marketing gimmick.

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11 years 5 months ago #446420 by goatmama
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Peternz on this forum and at cottage crafts sells them in 10 packs. We cut them into 4, stitch up the sides and use them with a preserves funnel. For just one cow, we rince them out and can make one quarter last a week. Very economical provided the cows teats are clean.

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11 years 5 months ago #446429 by Crystika
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Kiwi303;446481 wrote: RD1 has them, or Farmlands, or any of the milking supply shops. Try the yellow pages under "Farm supplies"

I checked at Farmlands and they only sell filters for milking machines, I need some for hand milking.

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11 years 5 months ago #446430 by Crystika
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goatmama;446515 wrote: Peternz on this forum and at cottage crafts sells them in 10 packs. We cut them into 4, stitch up the sides and use them with a preserves funnel. For just one cow, we rince them out and can make one quarter last a week. Very economical provided the cows teats are clean.


thanks I have found his auction on Trade Me but he is only selling it with the stainless steel filter.

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11 years 5 months ago #446445 by Kiwi303
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the machine ones are round tubes, a pair of scissors will open it into a flat rectangle, more scissors makes a number of squares, even more scissors and you have circles...

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11 years 5 months ago #446454 by Ronney
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Either do as Igor suggests which is both effective and cost effective, or go and buy a metre of baby muslin. Cut it a little wider than the width of your kitchen sieve and two (or three) times longer. Fold it into two (or three), sew or overlock the edges if you like being tidy, and there's your filter. They can be used and washed over and over again and occasionally soaked in bleach to remove any milkstone buildup.

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Ronnie

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11 years 5 months ago #446460 by Crystika
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Thanks everyone for your advice I will give the machine filters a go, who would have thought a pair of scissors :) and if that doesn't work I'll try the muslin.

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11 years 5 months ago #446463 by Althea from Middelmost
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My vision is that you have handmilked your lovely cow and you want to strain the milk into your milk jug before you put it into the fridge. I have a tall two litre milk jug. I fold a large chux cloth into quarters, dampen it under the tap, put it over the top of the jug, push the centre down a little and pour the milk from the bucket into the jug. The chux cloth is then rinsed clean, has a bit of boiling water from the kettle thrown at it and it is hung up to dry. Use it for something else when you think it is time for a new chux cloth.

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11 years 5 months ago #446477 by jimminette
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Althea from Middelmost;446562 wrote: My vision is that you have handmilked your lovely cow and you want to strain the milk into your milk jug before you put it into the fridge. I have a tall two litre milk jug. I fold a large chux cloth into quarters, dampen it under the tap, put it over the top of the jug, push the centre down a little and pour the milk from the bucket into the jug. The chux cloth is then rinsed clean, has a bit of boiling water from the kettle thrown at it and it is hung up to dry. Use it for something else when you think it is time for a new chux cloth.

To be honest - that would have been my first thought too. Good old Chux - bet they don't have that in there 'handy uses' list :D

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11 years 5 months ago #446501 by drifter
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Althea from Middelmost;446562 wrote: My vision is that you have handmilked your lovely cow and you want to strain the milk into your milk jug before you put it into the fridge. I have a tall two litre milk jug. I fold a large chux cloth into quarters, dampen it under the tap, put it over the top of the jug, push the centre down a little and pour the milk from the bucket into the jug. The chux cloth is then rinsed clean, has a bit of boiling water from the kettle thrown at it and it is hung up to dry. Use it for something else when you think it is time for a new chux cloth.

*cough* Well you know that's exactly what I do and I use them as cheese cloths as well.... and I have packets of filters at the cowshed[:I][:I]

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11 years 5 months ago #446503 by Crystika
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It's my lovely EF sheep not a cow but yes hand milking etc. I had thought of chux cloth but wasnt sure if it was suitable :) thanks

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11 years 5 months ago #446520 by homebirther1
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I use a clean hanky to strain our milk, it works well. Rinse out with hot water and boil it to freshen up :)

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