Wow, Boysmama -- that was a great explanation! Thanks so much. That explains something I was trying to figure out. I actually just made yogurt from milk that must have just been on the souring verge, but I didn't realize it. It didn't separate while being heated, but it kind of separated into a...??..."grainyness", for lack of a better description -- while it was culturing overnight. It tastes kind of funny (not bad, but not like yogurt), but I'm eating it anyway since I hate to waste my real milk.