I just wanted to give a quick rundown of my latest batch of yogurt. Since it’s been so hot, I decided to give the crockpot method another shot. I added a half gallon of my usual creamline milk and followed the usual instructions. I did not have enough of either store bought yogurt or cultures, so I used some of both as my starter…one packet of cultures and 1/4 c of Stonyfield whole milk yogurt. My yogurt incubated for about 7 hours. The result was a runny gooey mess. I used it to make smoothies all week. I’m not sure what went wrong. Perhaps the crockpot/towel method just doesn’t hold in enough heat? Perhaps Stonyfield isn’t the best brand to use as a starter? I think I’ll stick with my cultures from here on out.