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18th century Butter-making - home churns and utensils

Tatiana Dokuchic
4 years ago
1,907 posts

Butter-making - home churns and utensils

Lots of information here outlining the process from milk, to cream, to butter.  I was particularly interested in the barrel churn, an 18th century innovation:

A barrel churn is so late an invention, that the uses of it are known but in few counties in England. Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire justly claim the first practice of this most serviceable dairy utensil, that every year comes more and more into fashion, for its being easily and quickly clean'd, as well as its being work'd with much facility and least waste of cream, and expeditiously producing the sweetest butter.
William Ellis,   The country housewife's family companion , 1750

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updated by @tatiana-dokuchic: 23 Oct 2021 06:02:38AM
Abbondio Rezzonico
4 years ago
39 posts

Hi-Tech indeed. Personally, I like these snippets of extra historical details to match what you're releasing or planning. Extra work, for sure, but it's appreciated :)

Abbondio Rezzonico
Banker, Merchant & Vintner
@ Rocca Sorrentina