Author Topic: Hello from Barrie, ON Canada  (Read 2114 times)

Offline RobbieRed

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Hello from Barrie, ON Canada
« on: August 19, 2015, 10:43:35 AM »
Well hello everyone.  After waiting weeks and months for the smokers to go on sale at Cabela's in town I finally have purchased my Bradley 6 Rack Smoker with the digial therm.  (I have read a few spots now for some mods, but will have to wait for the bank account to recover)

Due to some other hobbies I took to smoking cheese for my first attempt.  It seemed to be the only thing I can sneak in there mid week and still get it packaged up.  I did 6 bricks last night
Cheddar (1 dried and 1 not dried)
Mozzarella
Havarti
Moteray Jack
Jalapeno Chedder

I smoked then with Apple wood for approx 2.5-3 hrs.  I was out for a bit and the power went off in a storm that rolled in.  I was able to keep the smoker cool to 77-81 deg with 3 trays of ice, even during the hot weather we just had.  I was left with some nice looking cheese with some lovely "grill" marks and a crisper full of vacuumed sealed cheese that I will let age 2-4 weeks.

I am a avid boater that spends most weekends out on the water till mid Sept - anyone have other "quicker" things to smoke between now and then as I really want to keep up with using the smoker and getting it well seasoned. 

I am going to attempt some Pepperettes tonight (well stuff them tonight and smoke tomorrow) so any advise would be great. Have usually done them in a dehydrator with a store bought cure/flavour. I think the meat will be 30% pork 70% beef!

Thanks everyone and looking forward to chatting with you all!

Offline tskeeter

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Re: Hello from Barrie, ON Canada
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 10:57:43 AM »
Another quick smoke is nuts.  Cashews are a favorite around our house.  A couple of hours of apple and back into the jar for about a month of aging and mellowing.

Offline Jim O

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Re: Hello from Barrie, ON Canada
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 05:32:58 AM »
Welcome from Wasaga Beach. Where do you boat ?
- smoking
 -boating
- motorcycling
- how do I find time to sleep !

Offline tailfeathers

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Re: Hello from Barrie, ON Canada
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 07:19:38 AM »
Hi and welcome from South Dakota!


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Offline RobbieRed

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Re: Hello from Barrie, ON Canada
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 08:27:03 AM »
Welcome from Wasaga Beach. Where do you boat ?

Boat out of Hindson's in Penetang - yourself?

Offline piratey

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Re: Hello from Barrie, ON Canada
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 08:58:53 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  Chicken is something that smokes up pretty quickly.

Offline Jim O

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Re: Hello from Barrie, ON Canada
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2015, 10:24:26 AM »
I'm on the river in Wasaga. Ever go to Christian ?
- smoking
 -boating
- motorcycling
- how do I find time to sleep !

Offline RobbieRed

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Re: Hello from Barrie, ON Canada
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2015, 08:24:32 AM »
Thanks for all the hellos!

Been to Beckwith and Hope - haven't done Christian yet!

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Re: Hello from Barrie, ON Canada
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2015, 11:47:05 AM »
welcome aboard