I've been wanting to try this for awhile. Finally got around to it yesterday.
It was actually very simple.
The crock pot definitely makes it easy to heat the milk.
I strained and left in refrigerator about an hour or so longer than I needed to. Producing very thick yogurt.
Even though I learned not to use as much gelatin, and next time I might just try powdered milk, I'm pretty happy with how my yogurt turned out. With adding yogurt, and cream, I ended up with two, 32oz cartons of thick yogurt! And a very small amount of, gelled whey!
(The good thing about it turning out too thick, is that it doesn't make a difference blended up in a smoothie)! :)