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    Skim Milk

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    Hi all,

    So im a newbie and apologise as Im sure this has been covered before, but does anyone have any tips on steaming skim milk?

    I have tried so many different ways but can never seem to get a nice consistancy with skim milk. I use a LaMarzocco Linea so I know its not the machine, but i seem to be at a dead end with this.

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    Re: Skim Milk

    What are your results like with full cream milk? My technique is the same for both.

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    Re: Skim Milk

    I have no problems at all with full cream or soy, its just the skim. It either seems too bubbly or too runny.

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    Re: Skim Milk

    Im having similar problems.. Full creams fine, but skim just seems to get way too bubbly.

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    Re: Skim Milk

    I would try a half and half of full and skim and see how that goes.
    what skim milk are you using? :)

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    Re: Skim Milk

    HI
    Ive always used Physical NO FAT milk for steaming and it works well for me. Perhaps its just what Ive got used to but I can get lots of stretch and micro foam every time.

    Good luck

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    Re: Skim Milk

    Ive been on the Skim wagon for a few months now (not for taste though, trying to loose weight for a marathon ::) ) and have been using UHT Skim from either Coles or Woolworths. I have found that the Woolworths one produces a result in texture very similar to full cream but the Coles one is more like dish-washing foam and the bubbles break down very quickly. I use the same technique for all, ie: cold to start with about 4, then texture up to 40, then heating only up-to 65.

    Hope this helps.

    Andrew. :)

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    Re: Skim Milk

    I have used both Pura skimmer and Pura Light Start, my techniques are the same as full cream.
    Sorry, I know this post isnt much use, but its possible that it could be the brand milk you use.

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    Re: Skim Milk

    Quote Originally Posted by 415D50475051565445465C564058350 link=1268696030/4#4 date=1269035579
    Re: Skim Milk
    Reply #4 - Mar 20th, 2010, 8:52am I would try a half and half of full and skim and see how that goes.
    what skim milk are you using?
    Thats what we do and works fine.

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    Re: Skim Milk

    We use Pura blue & yellow. *It took me ages to master skim. I use anidentical technique for both. *I always find skim ends up a little more dense/viscous making the art a bit different. *I sneak in half & half when I can.

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    Re: Skim Milk

    Quote Originally Posted by 416F76665C4B6C767066030 link=1268696030/9#9 date=1270098207
    We use Pura blue & yellow.It took me ages to master skim. I use anidentical technique for both.I always find skim ends up a little more dense/viscous making the art a bit different.I sneak in half & half when I can.
    I had a laugh!! Sneak in half and half where i can!! Love that! I am part of a couple of specialty stores and we have stirers which we put 2 litres skinny to 3 litres full cream milk in and dont give consumers an option. We tell them its a lower fat blend of milk, which it is. However we have just built a roastery where we are doing the whole full cream or skinny option and talk about a pain!!!! Skinny just does not go as well. Just be gentle on it, like soy, and you should be fine. Keep putting your all into every jug and you will get it as silky as silk ;)



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