incubation experiments.4

1 Aug

Corrigan cleaned behind the counter at the bike shop the other day, and I snagged a big old thermos he was going to throw out. Instead of going through the whole yogurt making process, I filled it with hot water from the faucet, closed it up, and wrapped the whole thing in an insulation blanket I got from American Science & Surplus.


The temperature at 8:45, when I left for work, was 110°F, and when I returned home 11 hours later, at 7:45, it was at 95°F – a loss of only 15°F! I’m hopeful – today I’m going to heat some water on the stove to about 125°F and try a yogurt incubation experiment for the rest of the day. (Remember – the ideal yogurt-making temperature is 110°F.)

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3 Responses to “incubation experiments.4”

  1. David August 1, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    You’ve calibrated your thermometer (by measuring the temperature of boiling water), right? Water does boil at 100 C …

  2. Mike August 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    Your cousin Taylor told me about your adventure – cool! Started reading and thought a simple DIY solar oven might help…
    http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/weekend-project-how-to-build-your-own-cheap-simple-solar-oven/

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