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Bob in Cary
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2006/06/04 17:22:54 (permalink)

I smell

the milk before I pour it. Do you or do you just trust the date on the carton?
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 17:26:33 (permalink)
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    the milk before I pour it. Do you or do you just trust the date on the carton?


    Sorry to say this but i have not had a drink of that beverage in better than 25 years due to visiting a buddies dairy in mid July. I made the mistake of visiting during business hours when we had to wear suits. I had my vest on with a white shirt and tie. Flies were every where and the cow I was watching made a major poop and it spashed everywhere including my vest, white shirt, ties and everything else.

    Somehow that turned me off to drinking milk.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 17:31:14 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Bob in Cary

    the milk before I pour it. Do you or do you just trust the date on the carton?


    Sorry to say this but i have not had a drink of that beverage in better than 25 years due to visiting a buddies dairy in mid July. I made the mistake of visiting during business hours when we had to wear suits. I had my vest on with a white shirt and tie. Flies were every where and the cow I was watching made a major poop and it spashed everywhere including my vest, white shirt, ties and everything else.

    Somehow that turned me off to drinking milk.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN



    Thanks Paul...........for the funniest thing that I ever read on Roadfood.................did that cow poop in the milk?
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 17:42:26 (permalink)
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    the milk before I pour it. Do you or do you just trust the date on the carton?

    Smell and tiny taste.
    I used to be my moms guinea pig for milk ever since her smeller went on the blink.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 18:07:47 (permalink)
    Greymo: They had electric milkers and the poop did not get in the milk but it turned me off to milk and cookies. I now have a cookier occasionaly with Canadian but never milk.

    It was nasty. I had brown polka dots all over me and my nice new pinstripe. We went casual shortly after that. Bad trip home and I could not tolerate the smell.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 19:09:46 (permalink)
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    Greymo: They had electric milkers and the poop did not get in the milk but it turned me off to milk and cookies. I now have a cookier occasionaly with Canadian but never milk.

    It was nasty. I had brown polka dots all over me and my nice new pinstripe. We went casual shortly after that. Bad trip home and I could not tolerate the smell.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


    I understand your pain but guess what? Pigs poop! Chickens poop! Beef cattle poop! Fish poop! What is a hungry person gonna do?
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 19:44:33 (permalink)
    Somehow when they poop on me, it makes a big difference.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 19:56:43 (permalink)
    I think there's a lesson to be learned here, Paul. When cows poop, RUN!
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 20:33:01 (permalink)
    Poop. What the hell is this place, preschool?
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 20:50:54 (permalink)
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    Poop. What the hell is this place, preschool?



    Not me.................Sundancer used that word............and I do not want to upset him by using the word S--T!
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 20:51:51 (permalink)
    To err is human
    To forgive, bovine
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 21:30:27 (permalink)
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    To err is human
    To forgive, bovine


    Phildelmar,
    We better moooooove right along.
    Hitting The Poopdeck, Ort. Carlton in Housebroken Athens, Georgia.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 21:33:04 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Bob in Cary
    the milk before I pour it. Do you or do you just trust the date on the carton?


    Dearfolk,
    Smell milk? Naw, I listen to mine. If it sizzles, then it's time to throw it out. And if it turns my Grape-Nuts(R) green, then I just eat around the edge. Can't be too careful these days, y'know.
    Unspoiledly, Ort. Carlton in Cool Athens, Georgia.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 21:34:08 (permalink)
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    To err is human
    To forgive, bovine

    Magnificent!
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 21:35:23 (permalink)
    Anyone who hits the poopdeck in Athens is my hero.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/04 21:57:37 (permalink)
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    Poop. What the hell is this place, preschool?


    We've not yet risen to that level of sophistication.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/05 07:24:54 (permalink)
    Cannot stand the stuff. I worked on a dairy farm in the summer of 55, smelling that much milk made me a non milk person.

    John
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/05 16:19:46 (permalink)
    nothin worse than waitin for the cereal to get soggy and getting sour milked or curdling a whole batch of macNcheese.. A quick sniff goes a long way.

    " />Paul" /> Im still chucklin
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/05 16:38:36 (permalink)
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    I think there's a lesson to be learned here, Paul. When cows poop, RUN!


    Sounds like one of the "Worlds Scariest Video" deals.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/05 16:46:56 (permalink)
    I don't usually smell. If I hear a plop when I pour a glass of milk, then I become suspicious. I've been successful to date in finishing my milk before it sours.

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    RE: I smell 2006/06/05 17:00:02 (permalink)
    I have to admit that anything you have to boil the S--- out of it, I am turned off.

    My buddy ran what he considered a sanitary dairy but in my opinion, it was anything but sanitary. Flies were everywhere, poop was on the floor, it was an olafactory nightmare and the products is a world wide joy.

    From it we have so many useful products such as cheese, ice cream, beverages and numerous other products. I consume many of these but milk is not one of them.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/05 17:01:35 (permalink)
    I usually have to hurry...Mrs. Oneiron usually throws stuff out a week BEFORE the expiration date. I always say it's still good, but out it goes. I love her, but I think she's a bit too careful. She even tosses canned goods if she thinks they've been in the pantry too long. The bacteria around our house have moved on because they can't find anything stale enough to latch onto. I love leftovers, but after a day or two I can't find any...they're tossed out!
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/05 17:06:25 (permalink)
    If it's within 3 days or so I smell it! My cousins own a dairy farm and I fortunately had a much better experience on my visit. I was pregnant with my daughter and my cousin treated me to a glass of the freshest, coldest milk I have ever drank, straight out of the stainless steel tank. It made me feel so "healthy". Believe it or not we had our family reunion there. Glad we had access to plenty of shady pasture though.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/05 17:59:32 (permalink)
    For some odd reason (probably from my childhood), I feel I have to chew milk, so I don't drink it, but do use it in cooking, eat ice cream and put cheese on almost everything. As a result, living alone, I don't use a lot of fluid milk. I have found by getting a milk "chug" plastic bottle and keeping it in the back of the refrigerator, it will keep way past the expiration date, and still be good. (Would you believe, as much as a month and a half after the date!) I usually go by looks rather than smell, since sour milk can still be used in scalloped potatoes, etc. with no problem. I just don't want the chunks in cooking.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/05 18:21:05 (permalink)
    I ALWAYS smell it before pouring. Milk and Half-n-half always get a sniff from me before the pour.

    And the date doesn't matter after you've opened it. So, the nose knows.


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    RE: I smell 2006/06/06 00:16:51 (permalink)
    Milk never lasts long enough around here for it to be an issue. Can't remember the last time I had a gallon of milk anywhere near the date, it's usually gone five or more days beforehand.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/06 07:22:55 (permalink)
    My experience working at a large dairy plant had us "re-processing" returned milk products. The key was the smell. For milk, if it didn't smell sour, it was processed for other products. For cream and 1/2 & 1/2, the key was, "the sourer the cream, the better the butter." Only sour milk was discarded.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/06 10:19:40 (permalink)
    Ahhhh, the old swipe and sniff test. Gotta do it.

    Yea, milk too. If it's been in the fridge more than a couple days I always stick my nose in it. Just one big swig of rotten milk will make you do it for the rest of your life.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/06 14:51:58 (permalink)
    I got some hate mail a few years back over a bit of fluff that I wrote for a now defunct farm magazine. My point was that milk can smell bad, even before it gets "sour", and that a turned off customer stays turned off. My solution was to add a smell test to all the other tests that are done on raw milk before it is processed.

    Today a farmer who makes the effort to ship a "better" milk gets the same price as everyone else, and his better milk gets dumped into the same truck with the lesser product. A sample is taken at every farm, and that sample is tested for drugs, added water, and bacteria. If a sample fails a test, the whole truckload is dumped, and the offending farmer gets to pay for it. My idea of having a farmer buy the whole load based on a sample that "passed" but just didn't smell "right", was very unpopular.

    IMO, the result is a "race to the bottom". Farmers concentrate on growing milk that will "pass" at the lowest possible cost, because they have to sell it at a price so low as to leave no margin for error.

    There are exceptions, especially farms that sell their own milk. Around here, we have Pearsons Dairy in Millbury, Mass, Whittier Farms in Sutton, Mass, and Wrights over the border in RI. Each sells an excellent milk from their own cows.
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    RE: I smell 2006/06/06 15:38:12 (permalink)
    I worked for a coupla weeks one winter on a goat's milk farm.. nothing like the feeling of goat's milk running down your sleeve in the middle of winter.. I could never drink the stuff myself.. it just tasted too odd.. but I love regular milk..always have.. I try to buy it as far in advance of the due date as I can.. it doesn't last long around our house to go bad.. we used to have a friend living with us... big tall strapping Swede.. drank a gallon of milk every single day.. in one sitting!
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