15 pounds and that's a wrap!

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by dirtsailor2003, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    60 pounds total this year! Next up Scarbelly's hot n Spicy Nuts!


    As usual I halve and then quarter, yielding 8 chunks of cheese per 5# block.


    24 sticks ready for the smoker. Using the Gosm with the 12" AMNTS, apple pellets. Started out it was just above 32°, at the end of the smoke it was 18°. I smoked a full 4 hours since it was so cold.


    The next morning it was 15° so we had smoked grilled Chessus sandwees and tomater soup for breakfast. The cheese wasn't from this batch in case anyone was wondering. We always have smoked Cheese in the fridge.


    Holy Cheesus!! Good!!!


    Out of the smoker and ready for the vac packer! One more year of smoked holiday goodies almost complete!
     
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a lot of cheese.

    I have a question thou.

    You said since is colder out you went 4 hours.

    Does the cold make that big of difference?
     
  3. Case

    That looks awesome!  My family is loving smoked cheese, I have to do another batch tomorrow already. Haven't tried grilled cheese sandwiches yet, I'll bet they're great.  We have been using the cheddar and pepper jack for nachos, it takes them to a whole new level.  My son has asked for smoked mozzarella for home made pizza, so that will be on the list for tomorrow.  We'll have temps falling through the 40's then through the 30's tomorrow, so will be a good day for it.

    Thanks for sharing, that picture of the sandwich over the soup belongs on a magazine cover.
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Adam I have found that when the temps are below 40° the cheese doesn't absorb the smoke as much. It also doesn't take on the color either. In fact most the cheese that I smoke in the winter doesn't have much color change to it, but still is nice and smokey.
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the compliments David!

    You're going to like the Mozzarella! My favorite is still pepper jack. Smoked cheese is great on nachos, baked taters, cheeseburgers, rolled up in a fattty, on top of spaghetti, in scrambled eggs, the list is endless!!!
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a tube smoker coming to cold smoke in my drum and its gonna be cold this weekend, I have cheese to smoke.

    Gonna try some butter too.

    I usually go 3 hours on cheese.
     
  7. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Tip of the day for my friend Case....hang a light bulb in the smoker.....higher wattage if you need it [​IMG]

    Cheez pleaze! 
     
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  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Blasphemy!!! Why waste electricity when its not needed!!!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Works great in the drum, I put mine on top of an inverted 9"x9" foil pan to get it up off the bottom a bit, works great. Your going to like the butter! 
     
  10. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    No problem Case...i'm always here to help!  [​IMG]
     
  11. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Some folks that use a AMPS or TS in the drum or kettle for cold smoking have said they notice they only get color on the top of the cheese....so it can't hurt flipping the cheese half way through. 
     
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  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Then them folks aren't doing it right!!!



    No flip and color all the way around, course that was in a 70° drum, not 15°!!! But like I said color isn't everything. I still get the same smokey goodness out of the cheese with no color too!
     
  13. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Case all i know is this doesn't do me wrong!  Top to bottom smoke in the little trusty smoke house. Thanks for reminding me i gotta get some done for Christmas presents...i would have forgotten..doh!

     
  14. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    DS that looks great,,,, I have been good this yr am I on your list??? [​IMG]
     
  15. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    That looks really, really, really good! I could definitely go for that soup and sandwich
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    DS I'll tell ya what you send some snack sticks and I'll send ya some Cheesus!


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  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks! It sure was a tasty breakfast!


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