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    Default milk scalding at high altitude question

    I've decided to just scald all milk that will be frozen as I don't have time for a lot of experiments before Beatrix will have to have the milk.

    I live at a bit above 5000 feet and water boils at around 180/190F here. Does anyone know what the appropriate temperature for scalding milk would be? I have looked online and can't find anything.

    I see in the lipase sticky the thing about 145F for 1 minute or 163 for 15 seconds, but I'm assuming that's at sea level?

    Thanks!
    Tracie

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    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Default Re: milk scalding at high altitude question

    I'm at the same elevation as you. I used 145 degrees for 1 min to scald. Ending temp was mid 150s.

    Should work ok. If you're concerned try it on a small amount of EBM then freeze then thaw a couple weeks later.
    Lynn
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    Default Re: milk scalding at high altitude question

    Thanks!!
    Tracie

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    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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