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« Reply #25 on: 15/03/2012, 10:53 PM »
I use Pauls Zymil and Vitasoy Soy Milky low fat both UHT in my house.

Don't have too many other choices, but for value, storage, and texturing, they seem to be the pick of the ones me and the wife can drink.

I use A2 full cream when I have guests coming over.
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« Reply #26 on: 15/03/2012, 11:23 PM »
Its all good. Doesnt seem to change anything with the milk. Got 1 defrosting now in the sink. Just took it out of the freezer and by morning it will still be a bit icey. More difficult in winter to get the defrost timing right. Bloody stuff can take all day to defrost in the sink depending on the temp. They dont stay in the freezer for long as I go through nearly 2 lt per day so its more for storage rather than emergency milk.

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« Reply #27 on: 16/03/2012, 07:28 AM »
Hmm a local milk gets accolades & many top 100 melb cafes for coffee use it....... Froth ya heart out!!!

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« Reply #28 on: 16/03/2012, 07:52 AM »
i use norco "capo"

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« Reply #29 on: 20/03/2012, 12:51 AM »
Here in WA, I use Bannister Downs. The containers are made of a material that's degradable. The milk is of good quality and they don't suffer from problems during certain parts of the year when the milk doesnt froth properly due to cold storage problems, weather and/or feed change.
           $2.20 per litre which i think is a good price for the quality. At times i do use Margaret River Organic, which is the old fashioned kind of milk where the cream sits on top, and some agitation is required before using. Creamy. Both those milks are close to %4 fat content.

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« Reply #30 on: 20/03/2012, 07:23 AM »
I have just spent two days at Cafe Biz in Sydney, while there I sampled a new Cafe Milk product from Devondale, it can be stored  non refrigerated and comes in a carton like the UHT milk cartons. Sampled a couple of coffees using this product and they tasted great :)
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« Reply #31 on: 06/07/2012, 11:21 AM »
I believe this is what Greenman was talking about

http://devondale.com.au/our-products/milk/baristas-own/

Just bought a couple of these from woolies yesterday (4 for $5 at the moment)

To be quite honest, it was actually quite decent! Didn't have any issues getting it to a nice velvety texture with good microfoam folded in

Will it replace good quality fresh milk (Bannister Downs my absolute fav)? No.
But it is an amazing Just-In-Case to have in the pantry for when you run out of milk and are in a pinch!
They store fine without being refrigerated like any other long life milk and the taste shouldn't deteriorate

The carton I tested was really impressive, much to my surprise actually. Was nice and sweet at 65

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« Reply #32 on: 09/07/2012, 08:33 PM »
Just changed my milk over to Jonsey's unhomoginised - it's not organic but it's not adulterated either and I'm told that he farm utilises organic farming practises - and the milk is silky smooth and creamy in a way that complements the coffee without overwhelming it

It comes from the Alpine region in Victoria and the farm is family owned - and they're enlisting the help of other farms in the area to increase supply which to me sounds like a good use of local industry and its a product I'm proud to support

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« Reply #33 on: 22/07/2012, 09:35 PM »
Hello everyone we are on the nsw soath coast and use the brand south coast milk  its very consistent.
We buy it as full cream or skim I make the coffee but I am no barista, its a little more expensive but we think its worth it.
 

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« Reply #34 on: 23/07/2012, 12:06 AM »
Drake low fat el cheapo, steams well, tastes good and it's cheap, what's not to like? ;)
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« Reply #35 on: 23/07/2012, 11:11 AM »
I believe this is what Greenman was talking about

http://devondale.com.au/our-products/milk/baristas-own/

Didn't see it at Cafe Biz but spotted it yesterday at Coles.
I'll try it soon.

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« Reply #36 on: 23/07/2012, 04:11 PM »
Either Maleny Dairy's Gold top. Full cream unhomogenized
Or there is another farmers direct one from the same region but the name escapes me for now, perhaps better than Maleny.

Or A2 milk from supermarket if I can't get either of the other's
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« Reply #37 on: 23/07/2012, 05:00 PM »
Either Maleny Dairy's Gold top. Full cream unhomogenized
Or there is another farmers direct one from the same region but the name escapes me for now, perhaps better than Maleny.

Or A2 milk from supermarket if I can't get either of the other's

Maleny gold top is phenomenal!  I just can't get it anywhere near me!
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« Reply #38 on: 23/07/2012, 05:11 PM »
Didn't see it at Cafe Biz but spotted it yesterday at Coles.
I'll try it soon.

We had it at the Sunshine Coast meetup. I was suitably impressed, and now keep one in the cupboard for when we have guests who drink "real" milk. It steamed very well.
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« Reply #39 on: 23/07/2012, 06:36 PM »
You can get it at IGA too in the UHT milk section. I was tempted, except my wife is lactose intolerant and I don't drink milk.

Then again, I have taken to stretching Ollie's sippy cup of milk in the morning. Wonder if he'd appreciate some latte art?
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« Reply #40 on: 23/07/2012, 07:09 PM »
You can get it at IGA too in the UHT milk section. I was tempted, except my wife is lactose intolerant and I don't drink milk.

Then again, I have taken to stretching Ollie's sippy cup of milk in the morning. Wonder if he'd appreciate some latte art?

My brothers son didn't appreciate it when he was staying at my place the other day. Apparently his babycino "would be better with marshmallows" when asked how it was  :laugh:
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« Reply #41 on: 27/07/2012, 08:57 PM »
Or there is another farmers direct one from the same region but the name escapes me for now, perhaps better than Maleny.

Is it Cooloola milk?  They are from Mary Valley, and it's my choice of milk.  I buy the pasteurised only one, and because it's local (on Sunshine Coast) it has excellent date life.  I've never had a problem steaming it. :)  Costs a bit but I would rather support local produce.

My wife bought the Devondale baristas own UHT milk, so I cooled it down and tried it out with some of the milk drinkers at the social.  No complaints (I don't think anyone even noticed it was UHT), and as RM said it steamed very well.  I've got another one in the cupboard just in case I run out of milk, or some guests appear. :)

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« Reply #42 on: 28/07/2012, 02:06 PM »
I grabbed a 2ltr bottle of Warrnambool Cheese and Butters Sungold Brand Jersey Milk.  This milk is 3.7% protein and 4% fat - it just is devine to work with and has a different palate taste. 

http://www.sungoldmilk.com.au/23.html



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« Reply #43 on: 28/07/2012, 02:40 PM »
Is it Cooloola milk?  They are from Mary Valley, and it's my choice of milk.  I buy the pasteurised only one, and because it's local (on Sunshine Coast) it has excellent date life.  I've never had a problem steaming it. :)  Costs a bit but I would rather support local produce.


No not Cooloola but that is goo too, and Bramba Organics also.
The milk in question is Queensland Milk. Original style, Pasteurised.
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« Reply #44 on: 02/08/2012, 10:17 AM »
We had it at the Sunshine Coast meetup. I was suitably impressed, and now keep one in the cupboard for when we have guests who drink "real" milk. It steamed very well.
Finally tried it (half way thru now).
Agree it textures well but I tasted it by itself and there's something about it that didn't taste right.
Must be all the UHTs it's full of.

Still, in milk it's OK.
I might consider it for an emergency supply.

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« Reply #45 on: 02/08/2012, 11:21 PM »
I think the words 'ultra pasteurised' tell the story - agreed the milk textures well but if you smell it immediately after opening.... well, cheese is what it smells like!
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« Reply #46 on: 04/08/2012, 12:29 PM »
Currently using Paris Creek from SA. Organic full cream.

Me too. Gets a bit variable over summer/calving season. I can live with that.

I also love Tweedvale, another small independant Hills Dairy who produce unhomogenised milk. I tend to get theirs if BD Farm is unavailable, or depending on my mood that day  ;D http://www.alongthegrapevine.com/stories/2009/tweedvale-milk/

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« Reply #47 on: 04/08/2012, 12:34 PM »
When i lived in SA, we mainly used Tweedvale. We used to buy it from Kappy's, then from Foodland when they started to stock it. I prefer its taste over the Paris Creek.
Norwood Foodland has a great variety of "boutique" milks.
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« Reply #48 on: 04/08/2012, 04:50 PM »
I've been using A2 for a while and love it.

It textures beautifully, has a great taste and unlike Procal, it's always consistent.

Thankfully i get it at commercial rates because at $3 a litre it's a difficult purchase.

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« Reply #49 on: 21/08/2012, 04:46 PM »
Does soya milk count?   

Guess that is a whole new thread on it's own, but for what it's worth, I use the Aldi Organic soya milk and it is great, and being Aldi, around $2 litre.
I find when I buy coffee out made with soya milk, the milk often seems to "split" whereas with the Aldi one stays constant and foams well.

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