Cheese Pics

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by bryce, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Going to smoke a small batch of cheese for only the second time officially. I have some summer sausage that will go mighty well with it.

    I haven't purchased a tube smoker for whatever reason so just going to crack the door on the Little Chief. It's about 36 out right now so it will stay cold enough to not begin to melt the cheese. Smoking with hickory.

    Going to smoke mostly Colby Jack.

    Coming along. Temp did get a bit warm but not enough to melt any pieces

    All done! Nice plate full. I'll let you know how it tastes tomorrow.

  2. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    You may want to invest in a tube or AMNP next time.  Not sure got enough smoke with the door being cracked open.  There are some great examples of cold smoker mailbox mods done on the forum.

    Either way - give the cheese a couple of weeks to mellow out before digging in.
  3. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Muralboy. Good advice. I was wondering about the smoke penetrating the cheese well enough with the door cracked. At this point I'm not sure it did. This is a front loader so I can't use the box on top method but I'll keep searching. Thank you!
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Bryce that cheese looks great to me,so if you are not happy with it.Ship it to me LOL Give that 3 or more weeks and the color will blow you away.


    Point for getting that much color with the door open
  5. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Right on Richie!

    I will definitely let it sit. I will have to sneak a bite today though. Nothing wrong with that right? :)

    I just need to slow down and buy a tube smoker I think.
  6. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    Search the forum for "Mail box". You will find a lot of good options.

    Good job on your first go around though
  7. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Got it. Thank you
  8. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Well snuck more than a bite during the Heart of Dallas Bowl and the cheese is good, even this fresh. The cracked door on the Little Chief didn't help it much but didn't seem to harm it either other than possibly loosing some smoke flavor. In any event, I'll be ordering a tube smoker now.

  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Do you still have the box that the Chief came in? That's how ya cold smoke with a chief smoker. Oh wait you have the front loader but it could still be done. Racks go on top of smoker not in it. Box over the top of the racks. The directions that came with the chief smokers used to show how to do it.
  10. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    congrats on a successful smoke.
  11. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Hi DS, yes I still have the box. Problem is there's no actual rack that hold the shelves.... The brackets that hold each grate are welded onto the smoker. Direction book only shows cracking the door. I bought this early 2015.

    Last edited: Dec 27, 2015
  12. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice!! Points 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Don't know why my point didn't show but you got it now.Sorry

  14. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks DS! We're still eating it. Had some today in fact. Happy New Year!

  15. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    All good Richie.Thank you. Hope you're doing well!

  16. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good,I just opened some bacon cheddar that's just over a month old but I need a new box of crackers to know if I really like it or not. My cracker of choice is Chicken in a biscut nobody seems to like them but all the more for me!
  17. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Ah, I love Chicken in a Biscuit! I've never had them with smoked cheese though but it sounds awesome.
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice cheese smoke Bryce, it looks great & some awesome color... Thumbs Up That stuff just gets better with age, enjoy it man !
  19. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you Justin!

    Yeah, I think I'm going to let the rest age for a while longer. Then have a cheese fest!

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