First Cold Smoke for me w/Q-View

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by byounghusband, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Well,
    I got my AMZNPS from Todd last week and finally had time to try it out. I burned it and cleaned it per instructions after cooking some burgers the other night and then washed it. My Wife bought some Cheddar cheese and Mozzarella sticks for the first try.

    Outside Temp earlier was 104!!!:eek:

    I froze a couple Gatorade bottles because I knew I would need them.

    Poured two rows of Apple Dust in the tray and lit it with my Map Gas torch...... Need to get a propane bottle so I can use the torch Todd sent. My current torch is ON high or off..... Not much control.

    Cut the block of Cheddar Cheese into 5 pieces pretty close to the same size as width and got three Mozzarella sticks on plates all ready to go.

    Temp outside on the patio was down to 98 :devil:

    Inside Webber was 79 to start. Wish it woulda stayed there!!!

    Temp inside climbed to about 95 over the next couple hours and I didn't have more ice bottles, so I just let it go.,.....

    Pulled the cheese off at 3:15 on the smoke. Boy did it smell GREAT!!!

    Wiped off oils that seeped out.

    Ready for the fridge......

    I figure more cold smoking around here is gonna have to be done deep night until winter and spring roll around. My bacon that I put on the cure lat night will be ready in about 10days..... Might take a day (night) off to smoke that!!!! Time will tell......
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  2. jack07

    jack07 Meat Mopper

    Looks good [​IMG] did it taste?
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good.
    As far as starting the AMNPS . Weber has "starter cubes" that work great.
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Good To Me!

    Yup, Weber starter cubes work great, and only take a match to start the cube

  5. Waiting for a day or two for mellow and cool down... My wife wanted ot try it last night, but I told her not yet.... We'll see if she can stay out until at least tonight...

    I will have to look for those. What are they made from?? I'm kind of a purist when it comes to lighting fires and such.... Campfires = NO Paper.... BBQ=NO fluids or petroleum products .... :biggrin::biggrin:
  6. schmedleyp

    schmedleyp Meat Mopper

    Those smoked cheeses make great grilled cheese sammies.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on your first successful cheese smoke. When it is done - make up some mac n cheese with it. You are gonna love it  
  8. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just smoked cheese for the first time last week. They aren't kidding when they say they need to rest a few days. I liked swiss the best. Nice color on your cheese!

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