Soured milk and yoghurt
Milk churns or similar containers.
Pasteurising pan (e.g. 10 litres) preferably made from stainless steel, but aluminium is
Source of heat.
Thermometer (0-100 oC) for checking product and refrigerator temperatures (preferably
an electronic thermometer).
Pot sealer. Pot sealers can be made locally by fixing a domestic electric iron to a drill
stand. Commercially available pot sealers have a thermostatically controlled sealing
head, which can be adjusted for sealing foil or plastic lids.
Fruit pulper. Manual or electric pulpers are available (see Technical Brief: Fruit juice
Scales. 0-1 kg +/- 1 g for weighing ingredients, 0-25 kg +/- 100 g for milk or fruit.
Note: This is a selective list of suppliers and does not imply endorsement by Practical Action.
The website www.smalldairy.com/dairy%20resources.html also lists equipment suppliers,
laboratory supplies, books and contacts for small dairy processing.
Dairy processing equipment
Fullwood Ltd., Grange Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9DF, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1691
622391. Fax: +44 (0) 1691 622355. www.fullwood.com
C Van t Riet Dairy Technology, Dorpsstraat 25, 2445 AJ Aarlanderveen, The Netherlands,
Tel: +31 172 571304, Fax: +31 172 573406, E-mail: email@example.com, Website:
Dairy Udyog, C-230, Ghatkopar Industrial Estate, L.B.S. Marg, Ghatkopar (West), Mumbai -
400 086, India. Tel: +91 (0)22 2517 1636 / 2517 1960. Fax: +91 (0) 22 2517 0878.
Butter & yoghurt making ingredients & equipment
Finest Kind, P.O. Box 1, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa, Tel: +27 (0) 44 533
1623, E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.finestkind.co.za/equipment.html
Lehman’s, P.O. Box 41, Kidron, Ohio 44636, USA. Tel: +1 877 438 5346, +1 888 438
5346, E-mail: email@example.com, Website: http://www.lehmans.com
Ashoka Industries, Kirama, Walgammulla, Sri Lanka, Tel: + 94 71 7654725
Industrial Development Board, Galle Road, Katubedda, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Lactic acid bacteria cultures
Dalton Biotechnologie, Via Italia 87, 65010 Spoltore (PE), Italy, Tel: +39 085 415 6634,
Fax: +39 085 4146636, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: http://www.dalton.it/
Essences and food colourings
These ingredients are used for bakery products and are suitable for use in yoghurts. They are
available in large cities from supermarkets or bakery suppliers.