First cheese smoke today with Q-View

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by toxie, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. toxie

    toxie Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Well today I finally gave it a shot, I wont know exactly what I got until about three weeks from now, but it sure looked and smelled good!

    The starting lineup...7.75 lbs total.

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    I cut each block into thirds...

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    This is one of  the hangers I made for my smoker for summer sausage and the like, these worked really well for cheese too!

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    Into the smoker! (thanks for the stockinette idea Pops6927 [​IMG])

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    No problem keeping the smoker temp down today!

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    After 3.5 hours @ 80 degrees with Mulberry and Shag-bark hickory smoke...

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    Out of the stockinettes and ready to vac pack...

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    vacuum packed (ends are double sealed) and ready to take a nap in the fridge for about three weeks...

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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  2. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  you are going to love that smoked cheese. yours also took on some nice color.  I have only smoked with mulberry a few times, I don't know why I just haven't,  I have a several mulberry trees around the house and yard so it's not like I don't have excess to it. [​IMG]
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Boy your cheese looks great, really nice color! I have to try the mesh bags one time, they really look like the way to smoke cheese.
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks like a great cheese smoke - Now the clock starts for the cure
     
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  6. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    MMmmmm!!!  MORE CHEEEEEESE Gromit! 

     
  7. How is the mulberry?  I now have some pellets that I bought and have the opportunity to buy some more as wood chips.  I usually use Hickory shag bark chips, but have others also.  Is it a strong flavor like hickory, or milder like alder?   Smoked cheese ROCKS!!!!
     
  8. toxie

    toxie Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Mulberry is very mild, very similar to apple. This cheese has now aged about 5-6 weeks and is really getting into its prime...Good stuff!!
     
  9. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love that stockingette  idea really clever.Cheese looks great too.
     
  10. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

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