Question: How do you know if homemade yogurt is bad?

Smell: Yogurt should have a fresh, pleasant, fermented smell. It can smell sour, but should not be pungent (strong or sharp). If it smells rancid, foul, spoiled, strongly acidic, rotten, or off-putting, something other than yogurt bacteria has cultured and it should be thrown out.

Can you get sick from homemade yogurt?

2 Answers. Food safety for homemade yogurt works basically the same way as cooking: you are safe as long as you respect the needed time and temperature restrictions.

How long before homemade yogurt goes bad?

Normally, you can keep homemade yogurt in the fridge for at least two weeks. Please note that if you plan to use your homemade yogurt to start another batch, it should not be older than 7-10 days for the best results.

Can you get botulism from homemade yogurt?

During fermentation, the milk is not sealed in a jar. So you are working in an aerobic environment (oxygen is present), making botulism a non-issue here. Even if something does go wrong with your starting yogurt culture (i.e. its dead or weak), the milk will spoil rather than culture.

How Long Will homemade yogurt last in the refrigerator?

2 weeks Once youve activated the starter culture and started making yogurt, your homemade yogurt is generally good for eating for up to 2 weeks, when stored in the refrigerator. For re-culturing, we recommend using the yogurt within 7 days to make a new batch.

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