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01-15-2007, 06:21 PM
I don't have a nut milk bag to strain the almonds after blending. I tried to use a very fine strainer, but that took a very long time.
I had an idea. Has anyone tried using a French Press coffee pot to press the pulp? Do you think it will work?
I have tried to get a bag local and no one seems to have them. I don't know about using a paint strainer. I heard that would work. I might order a bag on line. I know Alissa sells them.
I have almonds soaking for tomorrow. Anyone thing this will work?
Thanks in advance. :cool:
01-15-2007, 06:23 PM
U can try the fine srainer as I had did for a while or get some cheesecloth at a local coop grocery near you. hope this helps.
01-15-2007, 06:24 PM
I always buy and use the paint strainer bags from Home Depot or Lowe's...works like a charm! I held up a "real" nut milk bag and a paint strainer bag in one of my classes and my students were amazed at how they were the exact same and served the same purpose...only thing is the strainer bags don't have a drawstring but it's not necessary either. I just grab a few, bring them home and wash them and use 'em! Can't beat it at $1-2!
01-15-2007, 06:49 PM
I strain my nut milk with a fine cotton napkin (thin cotton, more like a hankerchief) and a fine mesh strainer. I place the napkin in the strainer and pour the milk into it. I move the "pulp" around the bottom of the strainer with a spoon to keep the milk draining out. After letting the milk drip out for a few minutes I pick up the corners of the napkin and squeeze the last of the milk out by hand.
01-15-2007, 06:54 PM
Use a coffee filter! After it has dripped through, you can press it to get the pulp a little more dry.
I like your idea of using a French coffee press. In fact I would combine the two methods.
First use the press, then pour it through a coffee filter. The press will take out most of the sediment. Then use the coffee filter to allow you to catch more of that really fine sediment.
01-15-2007, 07:21 PM
You can just sew a bag out of an old cotton tee shirt.
A typical nut bag is about 8 inches by 10 inches with a string loop or drawstring to hang it by. You don't need a drawstring if you have a loop. You just pour the milk into the bag, hang it above a bowl, and let it drip. Then I twist and squeeze a bit after it's hung there a while.
The coffee filter is an excellent idea I hadn't thought of!
But when I make it I usually make more than would fit in a filter.
Anyway.. MAKE one! It's EASY! :D
01-15-2007, 07:49 PM
I read someone on here using a new, clean stocking for straining. I tried it today for the first time and it worked great! I put the top part of the stocking over a cup to hold in place and then just poured away!
01-15-2007, 09:33 PM
That's a GREAT idea! Thanks!
01-16-2007, 07:25 PM
Thanks for all of the advice.
I tried the coffee press and it worked, but it took a long time. I tried Rawkinlocs' suggestion and it worked great. Man did it go fast.
Thanks again for the help all!!!!!!!
BTW, two paint strainer bags, 1 Gal. size, $1.98. :D
I have been using a panty hose/stocking for the past 1 1/2 years and I find it works great. I strech it out over a medium size strainer so it will stay open.
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