The Importance of Having a Milk Cooling Tank
The importance of having a milk cooling tank cannot be sidelined in milk value-addition. It’s important to remember that bacteria grow quickly in raw milk above 7 ° C. Therefore, a milk cooling tank is essential in your dairy business.
To ensure high-quality dairy products, milk must be produced and handled with extreme care. When dairy products are only used at home, quality is less important. However, If you intend to sell your products, each batch should be of consistent quality, with a pleasant taste and smell.
Dirt, bacteria, and odors can easily contaminate milk. It is an excellent medium for bacterial growth, especially when not properly cooled. After milking, it should be removed from the barn and filtered to remove any unwanted particles. It is, however, impossible to strain bacteria from milk.
A cheese kettle, as well as a milk cooling tank, are essential purchases for successful dairy production. One of the most important things to ensure the consistent quality of your dairy products is milk coolers.
Cooling milk immediately after milking prevents bacteria from rapidly multiplying.
Milk retains its excellent quality when stored at temperatures below 4 °C and above freezing until it is processed for milk or manufactured into dairy products. Each degree above 4 °C raises bacteria counts and reduces the shelf life of finished products. To produce high-quality dairy products, strict temperature control, and clean milk are required. Bacteria consume milk sugar, fat, and other milk compounds.
It is not advised to process milk immediately after milking. One of the reasons why you should have a milk cooling tank especially when there is a long period of time between milking and pasteurization or processing.
Milk cooling is even more important when processing raw milk (the Plevnik cheese kettle with copper inside SKH-Cu is ideal for processing raw milk). Only properly cooled milk can be consumed raw. Milk is usually pasteurized before it is processed.
Milk cools too slowly in a regular refrigerator. Milk cooling tanks use liquid to transfer temperature rather than air. As a result, they cool milk 20 times faster. They ensure that the whole milk is at the same temperature by stirring and preventing warm milk in the middle.
You can save money on energy by selecting the right cooling system. Milk cooling tanks account for a significant portion of the total energy costs associated with running a dairy. Different options involving heat recovery from your cooling system can be used to reduce energy demand and farm diary operating costs.
Well, there you have it. The importance of having a milk cooling tank. Techwin Limited is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality cooling tanks.
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