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How do you strain your homemade ghee?

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Created September 26, 2013 at 11:51 PM

How do you strain your homemade ghee?

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159 · September 27, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Wow really? I was hoping the cheesecloth would fix it. I tried a coffee filter and found it completely impractical because it takes so long for the oil to drip through, it would probably harden before it would finish straining, and it would be extremely time consuming to do the whole thing.

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159 · September 26, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I made ghee the other day and the straining process was kind of messy and I'm not sure I got all the milk particles out. How do you guys strain ghee when you make it? I just used a regular mesh strainer.

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3217 · September 29, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I used to pour it through a fine-mesh sieve back and forth between two containers. Now, I use a fine-mesh skimmer and skim it while the butter is melting. I do the last pour into a container through that same skimmer. It catches most of the solids--I don't stress too much about dairy since it doesn't seem to be an issue for me or my family.

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619 · September 27, 2013 at 5:12 PM

I skim off the crust, then pour mine off twice, leaving any solids in the bottom. I loose maybe a tablespoon or two, but don't need to clean cheesecloths or strainers. I just have to clean 2 containers.

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880 · September 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM

I've used a coffee filter in the past, but if you use just the filter, it has a tendency to slip and pour the milk solids into the container you're trying to use; it also takes a while for all of the ghee to filter through it. I'd guess the combination of cheesecloth with a fine mesh strainer would be your best bet. Honestly though, I don't worry about a few milk solids ending up in it; I tend to burn through it quickly enough that the milk solids won't spoil it, provided it's kept in the fridge.

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8100 · September 27, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Let it cool a little in the pan, so the milk solids drop to the bottom. Then tilt the pan and carefully pour it off into the strainer. You lose a little bit that way.

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222 · September 27, 2013 at 12:51 AM

yea ive been using a cheese cloth, milk solids are still getting though, maybe a coffee filter would work.

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159 · September 27, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Wow really? I was hoping the cheesecloth would fix it. I tried a coffee filter and found it completely impractical because it takes so long for the oil to drip through, it would probably harden before it would finish straining, and it would be extremely time consuming to do the whole thing.

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208 · September 27, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Did it once and don't bother anymore. I used a fine mesh strainer leftover from my beer brewing days.

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