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Usually, I strain small batches of yogurt through a cheesecloth, but cleaning the cloth afterward is cumbersome. I'm thinking to buy an industrial stainless strainer (40cm / 16" diameter, 10cm / 4" tall) with a mesh, akin to a flour sieve.

What's the best mesh size that would work for full-fat yogurt? The factory has all the sizes from 12.5mm to 0.003mm (3µm).

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    Come across 200µm but unsure what others hole sizes may work. There is no correlation data between cheese cloth thread count and mesh size anywhere. – user110084 Jun 7 '17 at 13:08
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Have you seen this piece and the Bouillon strainer mentioned in it? There is no information on mesh size unfortunately.

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I am part of the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) community and we make a LOT of yogurt. I don't strain mine, but others swear by this strainer. I think it's plastic, though, so this won't help if you're trying to avoid it.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0091XNL0I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T1_CS3DzbDN0MKPP

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The comments by michael and jolenealaska on the answer to this similar question, suggest, if no pressure is applied, that a standard mesh strainer can be used.

Unfortunately I don't know what measurement the holes are but this implies that an extra fine mesh is not necessary.

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