It actually does much more than incubate the yogurt while it ferments. It also takes care of the initial heating and cooling steps, which would eliminate so much hassle in our yogurt-making routine. All we'd have to do is provide the milk and stir in the starter at the appropriate moment.
Now, admittedly, this is completely beyond our particular skill set. But we're thinking this might be the perfect project to commission from a tech-minded friend or teenage relative. As long as you have a slow cooker already, it doesn't look like the parts are too expensive. The instructions also look fairly easy to follow as long as you have the attention span and willingness - and a soldering iron.
Anyone think you'll give this a go?!
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