I have an EasiYo yogurt maker (thermos style) and have been using the EasiYo powdered stuff to make our yogurt, it tastes great and has a nice thick consistency, but I don’t want to buy packets of powdered stuff as a rule. Last night I made my first attempt at making yogurt without the sachet. I poured almost a full liter of milk into the EasiYo container, added a teaspoon of yogurt from the last batch in the fridge, this is the starter for the new batch, poured boiling water into the thermos up to the red bevil, placed the container inside and sealed it up. This morning I took out the yogurt and had a look, result: great taste, a little more mild then the original starter but only a little, a bit too watery, sort of between drinking yogurt and full set yogurt consistency. It’s definitely passable for breakfast use but I would prefer a more solid set.
The next batch I try I will heat the milk to boiling point, let it cool to room temp, remove the skin and proceed as above. I’m not sure if this will make a difference but heating the milk like this is mentioned on several sites about home made yogurt. If that doesn’t yield good results I’ll try using more starter and see how that goes.