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Best info on making Clarified Butter

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I have seen so many videos and website about making clarified butter! Does anyone have a favorite video, website or process for making it? 

Thanks so much! 

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I put it in the slow cooker on low and cook it until the solids turn brown and drop to the bottom.  You need to take the lid off at some point or you get water retained.  Last time I put a kitchen towel under the lid and it soaked up the excess water.

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This may seem like a dumb question, but does making your own clarified butter significantly reduce the amount of butter you end up with after the process? I am afraid I'll spend lots of money on $4/8oz of Kerrygold butter only to end up with 2 oz. 

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It's basically the same amount that goes in.  The milk solids don't take up that much space.  I suppose it loses some water.  I store it in mason jars.

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I liked this site because it had pictures :)

 

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/15235810877/d-i-y-ghee

 

When I was looking for instructions some website had a comment from a reader about making sure the solids actually brown a bit before you consider it "done".  Once you do this... honest, it tastes like caramel to me!  You need to watch carefully at the end though because it goes from perfectly browned to burnt pretty quick :)

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This may seem like a dumb question, but does making your own clarified butter significantly reduce the amount of butter you end up with after the process? I am afraid I'll spend lots of money on $4/8oz of Kerrygold butter only to end up with 2 oz. 

I know you posted 6 months ago and may have figured this out, but I bought Kerrygold butter at Costco for $6.99 and it was 24 oz. I felt like I hit the jackpot.

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