(Closed) NWR: do you shake or smell your milk?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you shake or smell before you pour?
    Shake milk only : (15 votes)
    13 %
    Smell milk only : (48 votes)
    41 %
    Shake and smell milk : (31 votes)
    27 %
    Neither : (22 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I will make Darling Husband smell it if it is close to the expiration date!

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I shake it sometimes, when it’s getting low, out of habit more than anything. Every now and again I sniff it, but only if it’s right around the expiration date. Although with my super pregnancy sniffer I could probably tell without getting my nose close whether it’s gone sour or not. And by could, I mean it’s happened more than once. 

    Lately milk has been a craving, and I’ve been going through it so fast that it’s been a non-issue…it doesn’t last long enough in our house to get anywhere close to the expiration date. 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Smell it every single time. I smell everything though! Compulsively!

    Post # 6
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    49 posts
    Newbee

    When I was in a college dorm with a mini fridge my roommate and I always had to smell the milk because it would go bad in a matter of days. Even then I couldn’t tell very well, my nose is too poor! You can certainly tell by the ‘off’ taste though *shivers*

    My SO used to shake the milk. I got him out of that habit.

    Post # 7
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    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Nope. Of course I can drink a whole gallon of milk in like three days so I’m not worried about it being exspired.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My milk never lasts very long.  I only get chocolate organic local non-homogenized milk – and only every once in awhile for a treat.  It lasts two days TOPS!  And yes, I do shake it up.

    Post # 9
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I shake my milk 3 times before pouring it because it feels wrong if I dont lol, but unless its really close to the expiration date I never smell it.

    Post # 10
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    207 posts
    Helper bee

    Yuck the smell of sour milk is the worst!!!

    I smell it everytime just in case. ick!

    Post # 11
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    11394 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Shake & smell!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I shake and smell every time. I am also the kind who will not drink it past the date. In fact I stop the day before. Good thing I have a kid who doesn;t care. I had clumpy milk once and it scarred me for life.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The shake thing is from when milk was drunk fresh. Our milk these days is homogenized and will not separate into cream at all. It will only change texture when it spoils.  Fresh milk also doesnt keep as long as the ultra-pastuerized milk in the stores these days, which is probably he smells it and shakes it. Did he get milk delivery as a child perhaps that was raw milk?

    I will smell it if it has been there for a while and I am checking to see if its turned sour.

    Post # 14
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t really drink milk, but I do shake it sometimes, especially chocolate milk. 

    I’m a little confused how you guys didn’t know that homogenization prevents separation? 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I only shake chocolate milk. I don;t really know why though – it’s not like it’s going to make it more chocolately haha

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