First go at cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by darwin101, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. darwin101

    darwin101 Meat Mopper

    The weather has finally cooled off in the desert so it's cheese smoking time.  Here are pics of my first try, 4 hours with pecan using Todd's AMAZN smoker and the mailbox mod.  

    Thanks to Dave and the others for the mod info!  Thanks to Mr. T for the cheese tutorial!  All greatly appreciated. [​IMG]

    The cheese is cheddar, Colby/jack and Monterey Jack.  The fan is from an old pc and attached to a "wallwart", I used this to get the draft going just to be safe, then unplugged it.

      
      

    Now to let it rest for several months....   if I can...
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2014
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  2. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Darwin, glad I could help.

    Enjoy,

    Tom
     
  3. [​IMG]   Cheese in next on my list, once my AMNPS arrives in a couple of days.  

    Waiting would definitely be the hard part!  
     
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks marvelous... need to get some of my pellets out and do some myself...
     
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great ,I too am now in the "wait mode" for cheese that was smoked and needs to age.
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That cheese looks great, I like the fan, were did you get the wallwart? That is what I need to give my MES40 that extra air supply.
     
  7. darwin101

    darwin101 Meat Mopper

    I got the wallwart from Amazon, if you have an old device that used a 12vDC converter it should work.  Goodwill or other charity stores might have them.

     

    I could not resist and I sliced off a wee bit for a taste, it was like licking a wet ashtray.  [​IMG]   I had read that would be the result, now confirmed.  The cheese rested overnight and has been vacuum packed for ageing / mellowing. I should know more by the end of next month.

    Thanks all, this is a great place to learn new things.
     
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  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I did cheese yesterday and salt, left the cheese rest in fridge over night saran wrapped then vac sealed this AM, hope it ages enough for T-Day

    Thank You very much, That will go perfect on my MES stand
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is a cheesy post. Please don't hate me.

    That is some fine looking cheese.

    Disco
     
  10. And Disco gets a shot from the side - he shoots he scores!
     
  11. def1

    def1 Newbie


    Got my AMNPS in the mail today. This is my first post and first time cold smoking.
     
  12. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm going to cold smoke some more cheese this weekend in one smoker and maybe do some lox in the other.
     
  13. katemail13

    katemail13 Fire Starter

    Is there a link to Mr T's Cheese Tutorial?  I'm about to try it for the first time tomorrow, and I think I know what I'm doing, but I'm not sure.  :)

    Katie
     
  14. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Katie, here you go.  If I may be of further help, please ask, either on the following or by PM.  Mr T's "Smoked Salmon From Go to Show" w/Q-View

    Enjoy your cheese.

    Tom
     
  15. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoked Salmon link?
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014
  16. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

  17. katemail13

    katemail13 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the update, Tom!  I posted a thread about my cheese smoke on this forum.  I am super excited for the cheese to cure in the fridge now, so I can eat it!

    Katie
     

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