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http://www.soymilkquick.com/draw-winners.html

I'm the december winner, top of the list!! I tried calling to claim tonight but they are closed until tomorrow so I have to wait. I can't believe I actually WON! I just entered the drawing that month, too!!

If you want a soy milk maker and can't afford one, just enter and give your reason for entering in the comment box... My friend Kerri won in October and passed it on to me, and we both won the first month we entered! COOOL.
 

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I figured it was worth a try~ I've been fiddling with making rice and almond milks, just using my blender, and it's not going terribly well. I'm still in shock that I WON! I figure it will make it taste better and will save me $$ so I'm more likely to use that than make it with the blender.

Not sure about the dehydrator, you can always google it!
 

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I'm on the phone claiming it now~ heeheehee... she's all Canadian with the cool accent and everything
 

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VERY cool, congrats!


I *love* contests... and soymilk, so I just entered. You'll have to post once you get it and let us know how well it works!
 

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lucky ducky! where do you enter?

oh, DUH i just saw the link. anyhow, that cool congrats! can you let us know how it works out for you?(if its a PITA to clean, ease of use)
 

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That is so cool bek!


I've been making my own soymilk the old fashioned way (with a pot, cheesecloth, a sledgehammer & charcoal briquettes). Let us know if yer fancy new contraption works.
 

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I've been making my own soymilk the old fashioned way (with a pot, cheesecloth, a sledgehammer & charcoal briquettes).
Are you serious?
So explain this "old fashioned" method. I'm dying of curiosity.
 

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Are you serious?
So explain this "old fashioned" method. I'm dying of curiosity.
Hehe I was just kiddin about the sledgehammer & charcoal briquettes (good to see you're paying attention
). But basically you soak the beans til the hulls pop off, grind the beans in a blender with water, filter it through the cheesecloth. Low boil it afterwards, or drink it raw if you're insane.

The whole process is pretty messy, so I bet a soymilk machine is a lot smarter.

**edit**

Found a link on how to make it yourself:

http://www.soya.be/how-to-make-soy-milk.php
 

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Wow, congrats on winning it!!


Dietitian rant:

Just keep in mind that the kind you make isn't fortified with calcium, B12, etc, so you'll need other sources.

/Dietitian rant

 

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Hehe I was just kiddin about the sledgehammer & charcoal briquettes (good to see you're paying attention
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OK, okaaaay....
I was just envisioning some bizarre sledge-hammer-crushing, charcoal-filtering process that sounded like f-a-r, f-a-r too much effort...
 

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Dietitian rant:

Just keep in mind that the kind you make isn't fortified with calcium, B12, etc, so you'll need other sources.

/Dietitian rant

I am actually looking into getting a powder to add into the finished product, for the calcium aspect... and I take a supplement with the B12.


Looking forward to it so I can play with rice/almond milks too.
I've been making that on the stove and with a blender/cheesecloth for now~ may this be easier and tastier! I haven't tried making soy milk yet. I guess I'll be getting beans on my next trip!

(are they only found refrigerated or are they dry as well? I'll be stalking the bulk bins just in case, LOL)
 

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Good to hear you're covering your bases
I wonder how the powder will affect the taste/consistency of the final product? You'll have to keep us updated


You can get dry soybeans and they're quite cheap.
 

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For what it's worth, the guy on the phone (when my friend called to claim hers) said that they don't do a raffle type thing for it. They base it on who NEEDS it the most and can't buy one for themselves. So I guess the comments section makes a difference, if you write anything there that says you really could use one but can't buy one for a while.... I guess you are more likely to win it?

I wrote that I am a newly vegan stay at home mom, that our budget is tight and I've been making my rice milk with a blender and would really love to have a machine to help make it easier, etc. I said I would buy one with tax returns in the spring, and couldn't wait to try it out... that it is wonderful they are giving away one to those who could use it, and I hope it goes to someone who really needs it.

(I did mean it all, I wasn't just fluffing to win... I'm in shock that I DID win, and am extremely grateful that I did. This will help keep our grocery budget down by at least $45 a month, and that is a lot for us.)

Anyway, so if you can't afford one and could really use it, don't be afraid to say that. They may consider you more highly, as you will be SUPER excited if you do win, and tell everyone.
(er, like me? LOL)

Best of luck to everyone! I will let you all know how it works!
 

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I am actually looking into getting a powder to add into the finished product, for the calcium aspect...
Please let us know how the calcium works out. I haven't tried that yet, but would like to.

I have the same machine and love it for almond milk. I haven't had as great of luck with rice milk yet and rice is harder to clean out of the machine. Congrats on the win!!
 
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