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Calcuim Chlorid (caC12)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:27 pm
by this41uk

Can anybody help. Is there anywhere else I can buy Calcuim Chlorid (caC12) other than Ascotts.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:19 pm
by saucisson
I was kindly sent a sample by another forum member, I fear Ascotts is one of the few suppliers who all have similar shipping terms. You could try these people: ... specs.html

Is the problem over the high postage even for a small order?. If so I don't mind collating lots of little orders into a big one and forwarding on at cost only. Any thoughts anyone? If anyone is interested let me know what they want and we can work out approx what onward shipping will cost before putting an order together.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:46 am
by Fallow Buck
The other thing with the CaCl is that it comes in these huge bottles that really suit commercial(ish) cheese makers.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:52 am
by jpj
but it's really cheap and lasts for ages
you could ask ascotts to break a bottle and send in smaller quantities. like they do with rennets
they are also open to negotiation regarding small orders and p&p

also, are you sure you really need the stuff? have you experimented with alternative milk sources?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:54 am
by jpj
i wonder if there's a forum member who lives near their place . . .?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:20 pm
by BlueCheese
CaCl is very cheap, I paid about 12$cdn for 1 L, 1/4tsp /gall ordering from Canada or US should not be expensive considering i paid about 12$ shipping from Alberta to Geramny

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:24 pm
by this41uk
My main problem is with bought goats milk. I got about 4 oz of cheese out of 4 litres of milk. The curd was very runny a bit like cheep cottage cheese.

I'm told that the calcium chloride should help improve the curdability of my cheese.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:29 pm
by jpj
calcium chloride will help improve your curds

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:59 pm
by BlueCheese
it binds the proteins.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:26 pm
by scotty
Wine making supply stores and websites carry it in all sizes. :D

OOPS calciun carbonate.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:24 pm
by nell
I get mine from Canada at the Glengarry Cheesemaking and Dairy Supply. Nell