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Offline RAF128

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2010, 07:31:26 PM »
Well, after reading some of these posts I decided I'd better get some cheese so went to the Bulk cheese warehouse.  Got some 5 yr old white cheddar and some cheddar with horseradish.   Tomorrow is a hunting day so I'll get to it Monday or Tuesday.

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2010, 05:02:26 AM »
They both will be great, I have done both kinds many times.  :)

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2010, 05:44:14 AM »
Bulk cheese warehouse

And where would this Dairy Mecca be???

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2010, 01:28:49 PM »
I just did 10lbs of copper Sharp and a 1 lb of pepper cheese last night temps here in NEPA were in the high 30's @ night, smoker never went over 77 degrees. Smoked with Apple of course for 2 hours then let them sit for  about 20 mins to 30 mins then Vac sealed them up i ended up with 26 peices of smoked cheese that will be ready for consumption for the Holidays which i will be giving to friends and family to share. This is the third time i smoked cheese and it has been good to me so far.
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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2010, 09:16:28 PM »
I opened some after almost 2 weeks (couldn't wait). 3½ blocks of cheddar quartered. Yum. Shredded some over scrambled eggs this morning, then some slices later. I'll be doing this again. Alternated cherry and apple for 2 hours with a Bradley cold smoker. I also placed a Ziploc full of ice over the top of the smoke tube to help keep it cool.

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2010, 10:53:03 PM »
I decided I wanted the Bradley cold smoking rig, so I orderd one and postponed smoking the cheese untill Tuesday when it gets here. I belive if I am going to do something I may as well over do it LOL.
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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2010, 09:57:19 PM »
Won't be here untill  Thursday, think I wll cold smoke some nuts at the same time. Next I am going to cold smoke some salmon.
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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2010, 05:19:21 AM »
Bulk cheese warehouse

And where would this Dairy Mecca be???

About 1200 miles N.W of you

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2010, 05:33:47 AM »
Bulk cheese warehouse

And where would this Dairy Mecca be???

About 1200 miles N.W of you

Ok - that is a bit of a drive..   :D

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2010, 07:52:08 AM »
If you do drive up I'll get you to pick up some cigars for me ;).  My source got promoted and he doesn't fly to Chicago anymore on a regular basis.

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2010, 08:20:05 AM »
If you do drive up I'll get you to pick up some cigars for me ;).  My source got promoted and he doesn't fly to Chicago anymore on a regular basis.

Let me know, and I can get you a supply next time I'm in Chicago..   We usually get up there once a year or so.

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2010, 03:43:51 PM »
OK, here we go.  Ambiant  temp is 43*F, 3 pucks of Apple and 3 of Hickory mixed. Box temp is 55*. Lets see how it does. I need a better knife for cutting the cheese (no pun intended  :D)  Excuse the filthy deck, I need to do some more cleaning  ;D



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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2010, 03:54:06 PM »

Nice load!

Saw a tip once for cutting cheese...   Get a length of clean fishing line and wrap dowel rods/spatulas/whatever around both ends of it real nice and tight.   Makes a perfect device for cutting cheese.

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2010, 05:59:16 PM »
2 hrs, box temp never got above 64*f. Now into the  fridge untill Christmas. I need to find some of that  matting. Going to smoke a cross rib roast sometime this week, then I am going to try my hand at  cold smoking some salmon.

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Re: Cheese smoke for the first time
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2010, 06:30:48 PM »
Nice job- good looking cheese
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