Let the holiday cheer begin!!! 10 pounds of Cheeesus!!!

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by dirtsailor2003, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This time of year, I start processing stuff for the holiday gift baskets. Last year we had meats and cheesus. This year we are going to mostly do cheese. Maybe some lox if  Ican find some decently priced. So for this smoke I thought why not try the UDS and the 12" AMNTS. When I started the cheese the ambient temp was 60º. BY the time the cheese was done it was 55º. The smoker with the 12" tube rolling tbs at the bottom stayed at 62º the entire time.


    5 pound loaf of sharp and a loaf of pepper jack.


    Cut in half, then quarter each half



    Can't see it, but the TBS is in coming out!


    Holy Cheesus!! There was a bit of moisture in the air so getting some steamy smoke.



    Despite the steamy smoke it all turned out good! I let it rest for two days in the smoking fridge, then vac packed it all up. Several more batches and we should have enough for the holiday gift baskets!


    Enjoy!!!!
     
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  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Love smoked cheese!  Looks great!  Am I on the Christmas list???

    Kat
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a lot of cheese.

    Looks good.
     
  4. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looking good Case. My stock is getting low so I have some cheese smoking to do. When you rested it in the fridge for two days, was it wrapped at all?
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Kurt,

    I just loosely covered the pile with saran wrap. I always rest it prior to vac packing it. Thankfully I have a spare fridge dedicated to smokey smelly foods!
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Adam,

    This is batch one of probably four! Last year we gave out 20 baskets, I think that was all... Each had four types of cheese, a smoked salmon fillet, smoked almonds, pepperoni and Canadian bacon. This year just cheeses and crackers.
     
  7. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    That's going to be some nice gifts!!!
     
  8. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds good case! Thanks for the info. I love my second fridge. It only contains three things; 1)Beer 2.) Things I haven't smoked yet. 3.) Things I have!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds just like my spare fridge! This time of year though it gets cold enough to leave the beer out making more room for the smoked goods!
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dear Santa,

    I have been a reasonably good, fat old guy last year. 

    I want some of Case's Cheese for Christmas!

    Disco

    PS Thanks for the great Qview, Case.
     
  11. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes sir! Cold front just rolled through my area. The days are nice and crisp again. Though we gotta be careful storing beer cases in the garage. Some kids in the area like to go "garage shopping" if the door gets left open... :p
     
  12. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    i need to stock up on more smoked cheese...the wifeys daughter demolished most of my last stock
     
  13. Looks good! I have about 20 lbs to smoke, but we still have some pretty warm days yet. 
     
  14. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Everything looks great DS, I'm sure all will enjoy.

    Tom
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Tom! I've been getting hints from all those that received last years! 
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Alesia! Normally we'd be too hot still, but not this year! We've had a crummy fall!
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We go through a ton of cheese, I have to hide s few blocks so I can have a few slices for myself!
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Disco next time I'm up your way I'll drop off a chunk or two!
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Kat! The wife has limited my gift baskets to immediate family this year! I don't think she considers SMF immediate family, even though I do!
     

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