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A question from the past

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by soulgeezer, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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    When you take the foil top off the glass bottle the milkman delivered this morning, how do you reseal it to keep it fresh in the Frigidaire?
     
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    You stick the little cardboard circle back in the neck.
     
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    They don't have them where I live. (In 2020).
     
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    As steerforth says, you could just lay the card-paper "cap" back on it for short periods.
    But keep in mind in the period, the delivered milk wasnt pasteurized, and thus had a very short lifespan. This is the reason behind the frequent delivery into an insulated box. (There is one on my porch for decoration, from my great-grandfathers dairy operation)
    Once pasteurization became standard, it quickly wiped out the milk delivery business as most people could get it at any old corner market then as the lifespan of fresh milk was much longer, and the need for returnable/refillable bottles vanished with it.

    Nearly everyone in my family drove those little delivery trucks at some point before the business was eliminated.
     
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    Yes. Although the last time we had milk in bottles delivered was in the early to mid-fifties.
     
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    And when the milk is finished, you keep the cardboard circles to make homemade Xmas ornaments!!
     
  7. soulgeezer

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    Ours came with a foil cap. We tried to reuse it, but usually ended up putting some kind of paper (i.e. parchment) on it, or Saran Wrap, secured with a rubber band.
     
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    Our cardboard tops had some foil, so you could crimp the cap back on pretty well. Middle class I suppose.:rolleyes:
     
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    There was a whole mythology that went with the milkman....
     
  10. Harry Styron

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    I buy a couple of gallons of raw Jersey milk at a dairy every other week. I skim about a pint of cream off the top and make yogurt from the rest. The unpasteurized cream clabbers in five of six days in the refrigerator. The yogurt stays good for three weeks.

    I heat the milk to 180F and let it cool to 120F before adding some yogurt from the previous batch as starter.
     
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    You carefully peel the foil off- don't just rip at it! Then it can be put back over the top of the bottle.
    Remember doing this with the milk bottles delivered to my grandparents in England during the 60's. At least 3 inches of lovely cream on top of that milk....
     
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    Perhaps unrelated, but made me think of this. Cheers!
     
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    As late as 1999 my grandparents had milk delivered in glass bottles. I haven't seen the glass bottles in a while but our supermarket carries raw milk from a local Oregon dairy. I buy a gallon once a year or so... I grew up on a dairy and only drank that nasty store bought junk when visiting my city cousins.
     
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    We get our milk delivered in glass bottles! No foil cap though...
     
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    Our milk bottles had a gold foil cap on them....

    during those times we adorned our Xmas tree with strips of gold metal foil with holes cut out of it....we had rolls of it..:D

    took me a while as a kid to figure out that our decoration tinsel was actually the discarded rolls of milk bottle top foil....:confused:o_O

    thrifty old Dad must have been tipped off to this cheap Xmas decoration...:D
     
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    We'd flick the foil cap between two fingers to make it fly and pretend it's a flying saucer.
     
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    What year is this? And where do you live? Didn't know the milkman existed anymore unless you lived by a dairy farm. My brother worked as milkman about 20 years ago in Colorado, and I will say that milk was good. They would also deliver awesome o.j. too. I just haven't seen a milkman in awhile. Sounds great if you have that service. I thought they were just gone for the most part in most places. Keep on pickin!!!
     
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    Oh btw. Just wrap another piece of foil and secure with a rubber band of get a stopper from the hardware.
     
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    Don't you mean genealogy?
     
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    Just saw these at the grocery store. I have bought their choc milk before but the rest of my family is lactose intolerant and they don't sell lactose-free milk.

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