first smoke cheese with new AMNPS

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by jrod62, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I got my AMNPS from Todd few weeks ago. put a pork belly in a ten day brine.

    going to smoke it Sunday. I wanted to try out the  AMNPS before smoking the belly.

    so went out and got some cheese (  pepperjack and sharp chedder) .

    started the AMNPS with "weber lighter cubes". they work great !!!!

    let it burn 10 minutes . then blow it out . close the lid and let it do it thing [​IMG]

    smoking the cheese with some Maple


    read on SMF that using the cubes is a easy way to start the AMNPS


     only smoking for 4 hours so only put in 2 rows . will see how long that last.


     pepperjack and sharp chedder.

    WHAT I HAVE TO WAIT 2 WEEK BEFORE I CAN EAT SOME !!!!!!!!        that sucks [​IMG]


     lit this bad puppy up [​IMG]  the cube works great.


     using my offset so got the intake open all the way put the AMNPS next to the opening in the main chamber.

    cheese above it . I move the cheese closer over the AMNPS before closing the lid.


     smoking and doing its thing.

    the dogs love when im out smoking. they love to run around the backyard.


     Todd, the AMNPS is AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  [​IMG]

    will post the finish pictures when its done.
  2. grahd

    grahd Fire Starter

    Lots of luck, looking forward to the "Cheese-View" when all done


    Waiting in anticipation!
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member


    went out to check on the cheese and the AMNPS had went out . so I open the firebox door and restarted the

    AMNPS again . this time I started two rows. this time it stay lit. Just needed more air flow.

    cheese been on about 3 1/2 hours .  another half hour and going to take it off . then put in a foodsaver bag.

    let it sit for 2 weeks.


    poor man outdoor kitchen.

    the little smoker has some pulled pork chili in it . about 5 more hours and it will be done.


    thanks for looking
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah, on my offset, I leave the vents open to be sure enough air for my AMNS.

    Poor pup in jail?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  5. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]Looks great and making me hungry
  6. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    this is what NOT TO DO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I check on the cheese had about 30 minutes to go on smoking them. nice smoke coming from AMNPS

    so i move the cheese closer to the AMNPS thinking it will get more smoke. went out to take cheese off

    and this is what i found. [​IMG]  half of the block of cheese melted.!!!!!!. I was able to save the other half.

    call myself a few bad names!!!!!!

    next time cheese will be far far away from the AMNPS.

    guess i can't call this "cold smoking" anymore.


    this is what I was able to save from my melt down. going to wait 3 weeks before eating them.

    hope i can make it 3 weeks.[​IMG]


    put pork belly on this morning . can't wait until it finish.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  7. sorry about the melt. Whem I use my offsey to cold smoke, I put the AMPS in the fire box on the grilling rack.


         The smoke flows

  8. ronrude

    ronrude Meat Mopper

    I did my cheese and bacon just setting the AMNPS in the coal grate of my Weber gill and putting the meat or cheese to the far side on the top rack.  I didn't have any problems, but it was about 35 degrees F.  I guess I had better put it in my offset or MES for warmer weather smokes.  Thanks for the education.
  9. smokinal

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

    Sorry about the cheese Ed, but the chili looks incredible!!
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry that the cheese went all melty on ya but that chili looks great 
  11. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I would have been fine on the cheese if in the last half hour i didn't move it closer to the AMNPS.

    over thinking,  that it would get more smoke if it was closer.

    I did move it to the firebox for the bacon im doing today. and went out and got more cheese to

    put on with the bacon. but this time the AMNPS is in the fire box and the cheese is way on the other

    side of the smoker by the exaust vent.

    why I didn't start with the AMNPS in the fire box to start with I have no idea !! [​IMG]

    and my wife loved the pulled pork chili. ( i hate chili so i don't know how good it is)

    if the wife happy eddie happy [​IMG]
  12. I have made my fair share of chili, but have never thought of pulled pork chili.

    Is that the only meat you put in yours? I will definitely make this next cold spell.
  13. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  14. grahd

    grahd Fire Starter

    Oops on the Cheese :(


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