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Offline chopperloui

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Too much smoke?
« on: November 03, 2009, 05:52:40 am »
In my efforts to clod smoke cheese & smoked pork chops, I am having a problem with smoke flavor being too strong or should I say smelling a bit like burnt sawdust or ash. Do I need more ventilation, ie open vent more or smoking too long. I used apple & oak repectively.
Any imput would be appreciated.

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Re: Too much smoke?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 06:02:56 am »
How many hours of smoke did you apply ?

Did you vacuum seal or wrap the cheese in plastic wrap for 10 days to two weeks before tasting ? If you don't its like licking an ash tray.

Can you tell me more about how you did the chops ?

On the vent, open is better.
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Re: Too much smoke?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 09:24:21 am »
Like FLBR said, you have to wait for the cheese to mellow before trying it. I like to wait at least two weeks, longer the better.

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Re: Too much smoke?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 10:19:02 am »
I agree with pens and FLBR regarding the wait and the vent.

I have cold smoke cheese about a month ago and started eating them only a week ago. I used hickory and for two hours. It is not as smoky as I would have liked them so I am going to try three hours next time.

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Re: Too much smoke?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009, 02:16:34 pm »
Hi Dale,
Just chiming in on the waiting two weeks on the smoked cheese.
It will smell and taste very ash-like if you try it right after smoking.
I've had success smoking with one hour of pecan, vent open, ice in the water bowl.

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Re: Too much smoke?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 09:51:13 pm »
Dale, just something to check on your next smoke, use a clock to see how long it takes to replace your bisquette with a new one. If it is longer than 20 minutes then that could be your problem. If it at 20 minutes then you might need to open your vent more and age your cheese like the others have said.

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