Smoking Cheese, Taking Advantage of the Early Cold

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by disco, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am ashamed to admit I allowed myself to run out of smoked cheese. Do I have to turn in my SMF secret decoder ring?

    The temperature has really dropped here in the mountains so I figured it was perfect timing for a cheese smoke.


    I bought some Kraft Old Cheddar, Some Armstrong Extra Old Cheddar and some Garlic Herb cheese.


    I thought I would be able to use my Bradley with just the pucks being smoked as opposed to the A-MAZE-N Pellet Smoker because it was so cold. Wrong! I ended up having to babysit the smoker as the temperature kept creeping up. Every 1/2 hour I had to open the door and cool it down. I guess it is insulated better than I thought it was. Anyway, after 3 hours the cheese came out and looks perfect.


    Now it is just waiting for it to age. It serves me right for running out of smoked cheese.

    Disco
     
  2. c farmer

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

    Should have done more. That wont last long.
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har, Adam! I will have to do more.

    Disco
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just about ready to rMp up our holiday cheese for our gift baskets! Just about out of our stash. Perfect timing!

    I'm going to wax the gift cheese this year. Vac pack ours!
     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Case. That is a great gift idea.
     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good Disco, real good ! :beercheer:
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Brew. I am an idiot for running out.

    Disco
     
  8. darwin101

    darwin101 Meat Mopper

    Looks good Disco, that would be nice on top of a bowl of smoked chili or in a smoked chicken quesadilla....  It got cold down here to, it dropped to just under 50° last night [​IMG]  
     
  9. Disco, That looks great but as Adam said you should have smoked a lot more. I checked the [​IMG]  and a full smoker is a happy smoker.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Darwin. Go ahead, rub your weather in to a guy who is living in a deep freeze! It also goes great on enchiladas!
    Thanks, David. There are several problems with your theory.

    1 I am fat and don't have will power, If I have more cheese I will eat it.

    2 I am retired and can't afford to buy a lot of cheese at Canadian prices.

    3 She Who Must Be Obeyed is already giving me the hairy eyeball over making "too much" cheese.

    Disco
     

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