preserving salt

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missy
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preserving salt

Postby missy » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:01 pm

Hi all,
where abouts do you get preserving salt from? I've checked all the supermarkets and can't find any. Last year I just used salt, anti-caking and all... seemed to work ok. Is it just that the preserving salt stops cloudiness?
Thanks Missy.

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Re: preserving salt

Postby ellengray » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:20 am

I am pretty sure I have seen it at redback trading ... yes, here it is:

http://www.redbacktrading.com.au/index1.html - find it in index to left.

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Re: preserving salt

Postby minnie » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:19 am

Hi Missy,

Yep Redback has it, or if your up in Lismore Fundies have 1kg bags of sea salt, without additives.
:D
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Re: preserving salt

Postby purplepear » Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:20 pm

We get ours from the organic shop, maybe even health food shops would have it.
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Hayhay
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Re: preserving salt

Postby Hayhay » Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:12 am

I get mine from Coles! Generally hidden away at the bottom where you most likely don't notice it till you do a complete thorough search.........

The agent in salt of often iodine (?) which can interfere with the rennet.

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Re: preserving salt

Postby minnie » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:28 am

Hi Hayley,

My understanding was the anti-caking agent was the problem, although best without iodine as well.

And yet using iodine as a sanitiser which does get into the milk/cheese doesn't seem to effect the rennet at all.

It does make me wonder...
:?:
Vicki

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Re: preserving salt

Postby missy » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:34 am

thanks everyone, shall check out coles and then local health food stores then go to online...

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Re: preserving salt

Postby Hayhay » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:14 pm

Hmm yes good point Vicki.....must be just the initial contact with rennet that it makes a difference; once its diluted it must be ok.

Did you manage to find some Missy?

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Re: preserving salt

Postby missy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:40 am

Haven't had a moment to look yet. Will check Coles next time I'm near it.


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