Each person needs to "figure out" how to keep their Bravo Yogurt warm.
Best beginning recipe:
- 93 degrees
- 12 hours
Options for sustaining 93 degrees for 12 hours:
- Traditional European yogurt makers operate at 110˚. They are still usable but they need to heat the mixture to 93˚. Defuse the heat that comes from the bottom of the yogurt maker. Put a 2 inch coil of corregated cardboard, styrofoam, silicone mat, etc, between the bowl and the bottom of the maker. Measure a sample bowl or jar of water and measure the temperature to make sure it gets to 93˚
- Instant Pot - Use the instructions for yogurt but with the LOW temperature.
- A reptile mat used under terrariums. Available from Amazon and pet shops. Put your bowl on the mat and use a simple plug timer to turn it off in 12 hours. Read the reviews because some scorched wood tables.
- Newer ovens have a proofing function for yeast bread. Usually a perfect 93˚ for 12 hours.
- You can simulate this proofing function with a pilot light or light bulb (not oven function, just light bulb). Calibrate your 93˚ then figure out a good habit like making it 12 hours before breakfast.
- Use anything that can hold a solid 93˚ for 12 hours without much worry.
Advanced Method - This method is used for a lower temperature. It requires the product to be cultured longer. More here.