When I was thinking about using this Yogourmet to use in another milk kefir dough I had looked on the web to see what kinds of yeast it might contain. This is what I found. I also contacted the one number on the web for Yogourmet about if the milk kefir made from the package might ferment pizza dough. I also emailed them. I havenít gotten a call-back or an email as of today, but I did find a place that said what ingredients are in the Yogourment. These are the ingredients listed:
Yogourmet Kefir Starter
Make healthy Kefir known to provide B-Vitamins and other healthy nutrients.
A blend of selected strains of dairy cultures, yeast and kefir grains including - L. Caucasicus, L. Casei, S. Lactis, S. Diacetilactis, S. Cremoris, S.Kefir, T. Kefir.
No appliance and no refrigeration needed, milk is incubated at room temperature for approximately 24 hours.
A predigested drink due to the fermentation process. Acceptable for people that are lactose intolerant.
A bubbly effervescent drink with a Ph of about 4, clean acid taste with no bitterness aftertaste. Smooth texture and a slight aroma of yeast and taste of sourcream and buttermilk.
Ingredients: Lactic Bacteria and yeasts (Leuconostoc Cremoris, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Streptococcus Lactis, Streptococcus Cremoris, Streptococcus Diacelillactis) skim milk powder.
Each single box makes 6 individual quarts of yogurt and contains 6 envelopes of 5 grams.
Each single box makes 6 individual quarts of Kefir and contains 6 packets of 5 grams. Total 1.5 gallons.
6 Box pack makes 36 quarts or 9 gallons.
12 Box pack makes 72 quarts or 18 gallons.
Made in Canada.
I did follow the directions yesterday to heat the milk to 180 degrees F and had left a small amount of cold milk to mix 5 grams of freeze dried culture in. So far today the milk isnít curdled and it still looks the same, but I might mix it into the poolish for a preferment Lehmann dough and also use some of the milk kefir to mix into the final dough Monday, in place of some of the water. Since I donít really know how to go about this, or if it will work, I might also add a little IDY.
I was looking at another experiment about Yogurt and growing yeast.http://www.scienceprojectideas.co.uk/make-yoghurt-grow-yeast.html