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1872 Excerpt: ...allow of currents of air to pass upwards over the
milk vessels. If cast iron be objected to, marble or slate may be
used; wood is the worst material, as it is difficult to be kept
clean, and sooner or later acquires a taint. If it be employed,
however, it ought to be hard wood, with a fine close grain, such as
sycamore. All shelves should be placed quite clear of the walls,
and in no case coming in contact with them; a space being left
between the inner edges of shelves and the walls, the shelves can
be thus much more easily cleaned, and a current of air can find its
way on both sides of the shelves. MILK VESSELS. A great deal has
been written and said about the milk vessels, their material and
the best form. As to material, glass is undoubtedly the best, and
the easiest kept cleaned; the objection, however, being the cost of
the vessels made of it, and the ease with which they are broken.
Earthenware, glazed inside, is an excellent material; so also is
iron, well tinned. The vessels, of whatever material formed, should
be of pretty large diameter--not less than a foot across, but
better if fifteen or eighteen inches--and shallow, the depth not
exceeding six inches. The vessels for storing up the cream--if the
butter be made from cream in place of the whole milk (see next
chapter on Butter Making)--should be of earthenware glazed inside,
of the best quality obtainable, and be of capacity sufficient to
contain seven to eight gallons. The cream vessels are deep, not
shallow like the vessels in which the milk is set up to cream.
Where the quantity of milk is large, milk coolers will be of great
use. There are many forms of these, several being of American
invention. The simplest form is that of a trough, longer than
broad, and shallow; the material of tinned i...
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