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Offline cherrybergher

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Yesterday's Experiment (first time for me)
« on: May 03, 2017, 08:26:17 am »
Decided to finally do some cheese before it get's too warm here as I don't have an adaptor.  I did about 2lbs of cheddar with 2 hours of cherry


It was about 15 degrees C here so I'm glad I did such a big piece of ice.  According to my igrill 2, the cabinet temp peaked between 90-95F


And I threw the eggs in for the last 20 mins, and they worked out really well


Now comes the hard part, the wait of at least 8 weeks before I can sample any.  I guess I'll just do some cashews or trout in the meantime.  Any advice or comments always welcome

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Offline watchdog56

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Re: Yesterday's Experiment (first time for me)
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 09:03:15 am »
Looks good. The wait will be worth it.
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Re: Yesterday's Experiment (first time for me)
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 09:36:55 am »
Looking good
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Offline RedJada

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Re: Yesterday's Experiment (first time for me)
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 03:07:51 pm »
 Your going to love that cheese. But you should have done a few different types, the waiting part will drive you crazy. One of my favorites is smoked apple blu cheese, great on grilled burgers and in salads or into a chip dip.
 Cashews are great in the Bradley, so are Pistachios. I make these around the holidays and share them with friends and co-workers and all feed back is amazing. Only do this one time a year so now I ask people to before I do them so they can put orders in, LOL

2lbs  Roasted Cashews

1 1/2 teaspoons melted butter
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
1 teaspoon of salt

 Let rest for 30 minutes and into the smoker.

Maple smoke for one hour @ 200


3lbs of in shell Pistachios

 1/4 cup light brown sugar
 3 table spoons of real butter
 2 teaspoons of salt (standard table)
 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Combine in a small sauce pan and heat until melted.

 3 fresh limes

 Take three fresh limes, cut and squeeze into a large mixing bowl or pot. Slowly pour and stir the melted mixture into the lime juice. You don't want the warm brown sugar to crystallize. Add the Pistachios and mix by hand until well covered. Let set for 30 minutes before putting in the smoker.

Maple smoke for one hour @ 200


Offline Johnny

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Re: Yesterday's Experiment (first time for me)
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 04:11:15 pm »
Looks good! I was in Costco today and bought some double smoked 2 year old cheddar lol. ;)

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Re: Yesterday's Experiment (first time for me)
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 09:08:02 pm »
Thanks for the recipe  RedJada, I appreciate it, I think some nuts are next.  I think it's getting a bit too warm here for more cheese, so I might need to wait till the beginning of fall and do a bunch to get me through the winter, along with some trout and chex mix.

Johnny, I know, we were on the way home the other day from costco and I was really disappointed I didn't look for any of the big blocks of jalapeno havarti I think it would be excellent smoked.

Thanks everyone for all comments and advice

 
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Re: Yesterday's Experiment (first time for me)
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2017, 12:34:44 am »
It s nice. Now i show my portuguese cheese.
2 diferent tipes of cheese: melted and more dry cheeses t


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Re: Yesterday's Experiment (first time for me)
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2017, 01:13:07 am »
Thanks for the recipe  RedJada, I appreciate it, I think some nuts are next.  I think it's getting a bit too warm here for more cheese, so I might need to wait till the beginning of fall and do a bunch to get me through the winter, along with some trout and chex mix.

Johnny, I know, we were on the way home the other day from costco and I was really disappointed I didn't look for any of the big blocks of jalapeno havarti I think it would be excellent smoked.

Thanks everyone for all comments and advice
You need Newfoundland weather to smoke cheese.. if its too hot, wait 5 mins and its cold enough to smoke it lol

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Re: Yesterday's Experiment (first time for me)
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 06:36:11 am »
I smoke a LOT of cheese. And I prefer to keep the smoker 90-95F unless doing a real soft cheese that melt fast. (I have even done Velveeta at a low temp.) So your temperature was perfect as far as I am concerned. Only thing I would have done differently is: I would have cut the cheese into the smaller blocks before smoking, that way more surface area gets the smoke. The smoke coating will keep the cheese from getting mold for over a year even not vacuum packed. But once it is cut (after smoking) it can get moldy just like any other cheese. Vac packing will also prevent the mold however I never vac pack my cheeses, they are fine wrapped in the fridge as long as I do not cut into the block till I'm ready to use that piece. Overall you did a great job and it will be great in a few weeks.  :)

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Re: Yesterday's Experiment (first time for me)
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 01:13:17 pm »
Thanks for the tips pensrock, no kidding Johnny, I lived in Calgary for two years and experienced a bit of that for sure
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