An accurate scale is needed for this...
The packs come marked in 'Units
' of 10, 20, or 50
We find that utilization of 1-2 Units will set 10 Gallons of milk, depending on milk and activity of starter desired.
.... So, how do we measure what we need ....?
The standard rate of recomended use is 2 units per 26.4 Gallons of milk or 1 Unit per 13.2 Gallons.
Since my last 20 Unit Pack of MA011 (less weight of package) was equal to 17.7 grams
then 1 Unit was equal to .89 grams [17.7/20]
.... Now I have determined that my rate of Utilization is a bit less at
1 Unit per 10 Gallons and have 18 gallons of milk to set. Therefore, I can calculate my culture needed as :
.89 (weight of 1 U culture) x 18/10
= .89 x 1.8
= 1.6 grams of MA011 will set my 18 gallons of milk in the time I want
Please do your own tests to find the utilization rate that works for your milk .