What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of jugs!

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by CHICKENHEAD, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. CHICKENHEAD

    CHICKENHEAD New Member

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    Apr 27, 2008
    I am using pop jugs, amd water jugs but I can not come up with enough to store all the milk I am getting in. I am freezing most of it. Where does everyone get their jugs or how do you store your extra milk?
     
  2. magilacudy

    magilacudy Member

    169
    Mar 18, 2009
    Ontario
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    I use Mason jars and the 2 litter jugs you get milk in from the store. I have a friend that buys milk that way so they save me the jugs. But I really like my Mason jars.
     

  3. Realfoodmama

    Realfoodmama New Member

    425
    Apr 12, 2010
    Santa Fe, NM
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    I use mason jars of all sizes (you can buy pint and quart in the stores but anything bigger you usually have to buy online).

    I like them because they are easy to clean and don't make the milk taste off, something that can happen with plastic because it is porous. As for the extra, I make it into kefir and yogurt and cheese, and if I still have too much I give it to friends.
     
  4. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

    356
    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    I make cheese with the extra.
     
  5. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    When I get close to running out, I go to the local espresso stand and ask if they will save the milk jugs for me for the day and I will pick them up after work. They are usually more than willing to do it for me ---- course a little goat milk fudge in return helps me out alot!
     
  6. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    most of my milk gets used from bottle kids, but i have a large stainless steel pot that i use, and i use milk jugs/juice bottles for transport/ long term storage
     
  7. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    I use glass gallon size jars. I am goat-sitting a doe who milks 1/2 per day. works really well.
     
  8. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    We use half gallon mason jars, it keeps milk the longest. We avoid using plastic since the milk doesn't last as long in it, and they are much harder to clean since they are porous.
     
  9. maple hill farm tina

    maple hill farm tina Senior Member

    689
    Mar 14, 2010
    Rich Patch, Virginia
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    We bought half-gallon glass containers at Wal-Mart. They weren't very expensive (like $3 or $4 each), and they work really well for us. (We don't like putting milk in plastic, either). We also share our milk with my parents and another neighbor; and, like everyone else here, we make fudge and cheese and soap out of any excess (although we don't usually have a lot of excess after my family gets ahold of it). :wink:
    -Tina
     
  10. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    i'd go through a lot of glass containers :p two a day !!!
     
  11. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    haha we do too, you have no idea how many jars we have :p
     
  12. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    lol do they make 2 gallon jars? that'd be more efficient for me :p
     
  13. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    We store our milk for the kids in ice cream containers...we eat a lot of ice cream-so we usually have a lot of containers. We also cleaned out the gallon sized teat dip containers that we get and filled them up with milk to-but be sure to clean them well before using them. Also we clean out the bleach jugs and use them as well. We have also had luck in finding plastic buckets from our local grocery store-they get like those 5 gallon buckets of stuff for their bakeries and then when they are done with them they sell them for a couple bucks or give them to ya free.
     
  14. nutmegfarm

    nutmegfarm New Member

    543
    Dec 22, 2009
    NE Ohio
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    Ditto :ROFL:
     
  15. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    Also check your restauraunts-we have a local one that has those gallon sized plastic or glass may jars and pickle jars sometimes. We used to get the half gallon jars of dill pickles-those work well to.
     
  16. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    I use plastic 2 qt juice bottles to freeze in as well as 1 quart Ziploc bags, they're stackable in the freezer so they are very space efficient.
     
  17. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    oh yeah that's a good idea to-we to use the orange juice jugs-works well to for colostrom.
     
  18. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    I use 1/2 gal canning jars and glass milk bottles
     
  19. farmgirl1

    farmgirl1 New Member

    205
    Mar 14, 2010
    Monroeville, NJ
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    I used snapple glasses that are cleaned out really good.
     
  20. deJardine

    deJardine New Member

    29
    Feb 24, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    Re: What do you all store your milk in? Im running out of ju

    We use milk jugs - for our crafting / personal use milk and store milk for sale in glass jars.

    :cake: