[Sca-cooks] Drummond on Butter

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Thu Jun 26 04:01:48 PDT 2008

On Jun 26, 2008, at 4:16 AM, Ian Kusz wrote:

> One thing about all this conjecture that has bothered me is what  
> you've just
> mentioned.  Whether the butter goes rancid will depend, in part,  
> upon the
> temperatures of the local area.  Even just England has enough  
> variation in
> latitude that this is significant.
> Is it cold enough at night to keep the butter refrigerated?  Is it hot
> enough during the day to cook off any bacteria?  Latitude and  
> altitude will
> mean different temps.  And you'd get different effects during that
> mini-ice-age stuff that happened in the 1600s...diff temps.
> also, you have to tell me, are they covering the butter (with cloth or
> glass, or whatever) when they leave it out in the sun?  I can't  
> tell...I
> suspect you're going to say no....but covering the butter might give a
> greenhouse effect.
> done some experiments with butter under glass, even in weak  
> sun....cooked up
> proper.  Think hot car in sunlight.

Without intending to muddy the waters further, am I mistaken when I  
recall being taught in school that glass filters out a lot of the UV  
spectrum from natural sunlight?


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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