collapse

Author Topic: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?  (Read 2222 times)

Offline DoubleJ

  • YAR Nutcracker
  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 8554
  • Location: Shelton, WA
  • President of the RadSav fanclub Est. 2011
Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:02:05 PM »
I have an offset can I will be burning wood in and a dryer duct linking the can to the smoker where the cheese will be.  Any last minute tips?
If your religion is worth killing for, please start with yourself

Offline onmygame

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2017
  • Posts: 57
  • Location: Tacoma
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 05:13:25 PM »
Yeah - don't leave the the fresh out of smoker loaf on the counter to cool if your lab or similar sized dog can snatch it.

Poor thing will be bound up for a week  :chuckle:

Offline 92xj

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2009
  • Posts: 2665
  • Location: Out of Place
  • Kill 'em
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 05:14:16 PM »
Don't get over 90 degrees. I like 70.
After smoking for however long you want, let rest on racks on the counter for an hour or so. Vacuum seal and throw I'm fridge, not freezer. Don't touch it for 4 weeks minimum.
Anything sooner you might as well eat an ash tray.
"If you have to be crazy to hunt ducks, I do not wish to be sane."

Offline NRA4LIFE

  • Site Sponsor
  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 4076
  • Groups: NRA
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 05:25:23 PM »
What 92 said.  I like no warmer than 80 and smoke lightly for 1.5-2 hours max.  Vacuum seal and fridge it for a month.  Then you can freeze or eat.  I like the softer cheeses.  Gouda is my favorite, pepper jack is good and mozzerella too.  Compte is good too (if you can find it).
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

So many free days, so few fish....

Offline Alchase

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 12020
  • Location: Tinker AFB, OK
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 06:07:20 PM »
Keep one block for a chef sampler, you know so you can taste it at different times on smoke to determine how much smoke you like, lol

Only 2 defining forces sacrificed themselves for you:
The American Soldier and Jesus Christ. One died for your freedom, the other for your soul.

My rock,
He trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle.
Psalm 144.1

Offline KFhunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 16478
  • Location: The Wedge
  • My posts do not reflect an official opinion of HW
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 06:11:14 PM »
tag

I want to get going on this too



How does the Tillimook medium cheddar smoke up? 

Offline jrebel

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 6661
  • Location: East Wenatchee
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 06:16:29 PM »
tag

I want to get going on this too



How does the Tillimook medium cheddar smoke up?

Amazing????  Buy the huge loads from Costco and cut them to size before smoking.  I love smoked cheddar brisket nachos.   :drool:

Offline Timberstalker

  • Busch Lite Rocks
  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 6893
  • Location: Tri-Cities
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 07:46:31 PM »
tag

I want to get going on this too



How does the Tillimook medium cheddar smoke up?

Amazing????  Buy the huge loads from Costco and cut them to size before smoking.  I love smoked cheddar brisket nachos.   :drool:

How’s your cholesterol??
 :chuckle:
Sounds amazing by the way.
If you aint hunting, you aint livin'

Offline HighCountryHunter88

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 1069
  • Location: GRAHAM
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 07:51:04 PM »
tag

I want to get going on this too



How does the Tillimook medium cheddar smoke up?

 :tup: I only smoke tillinook
-Matt

Offline DoubleJ

  • YAR Nutcracker
  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 8554
  • Location: Shelton, WA
  • President of the RadSav fanclub Est. 2011
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 08:05:05 PM »
I've got 2 10lb loafs of Tillamuk medium cheddar, 10lb loaf of swiss, 10lb loaf of provolone, and a 2lb loaf of Tillamuk white cheddar
If your religion is worth killing for, please start with yourself

Offline Alchase

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 12020
  • Location: Tinker AFB, OK
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 08:48:47 PM »
Try a Tillamuk Sharp Chedder with a about 4 hours of smoke!
One of the best tasting cheeses for crackers I have had.
Only 2 defining forces sacrificed themselves for you:
The American Soldier and Jesus Christ. One died for your freedom, the other for your soul.

My rock,
He trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle.
Psalm 144.1

Offline hunter105

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 57
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 10:39:11 PM »
I've smoked a couple of 5 pound blocks of medium cheddar, must be kept under 100 degrees during smoking.  Only took a week in the fridge to be edible.

Offline Blacklab

  • Site Sponsor
  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 4908
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2017, 04:22:15 PM »
Tillamook pepper jack is my favorite.
Hey! I'm not a complete idiot I have parts missing. Though sometimes I wonder.

If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans.

Offline branches

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 274
  • Location: Auburn,Wa
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2017, 06:09:25 PM »
I did a 10lb block of sharp cheddar and cut it into 4ths and smoked it at 85 degrees for 6 hours. I let it cool in the refrigerator for about 4 hours and then vacuum sealed it up for 4 weeks before I opened up the first one. It had a very strong smoke flavor. The next one I opened up a week later and it was still strong. I think less is more on the smoke. My next batch will be  2 hours max.

Offline brew

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 933
  • Location: yelm
Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2017, 06:02:57 PM »
i buy Havarti from cash & carry...2 hours smoke with apple and vac pac it for 2 months...awesome
beer---it's whats for dinner

 

* Recent Topics

WTB ADL to BDL conversion parts by Mulie87
[Yesterday at 11:59:46 PM]


2018 Deer, post them here by csaaphill
[Yesterday at 11:23:18 PM]


Help with new reel by huntnphool
[Yesterday at 11:13:43 PM]


Daughters first BUCK!!! by cem3434
[Yesterday at 10:56:24 PM]


blacktail deer pre-rut by fishnfur
[Yesterday at 10:49:01 PM]


WTB WSU vs Oregon Football tickets by MtnMuley
[Yesterday at 10:40:22 PM]


Idaho whitetail in October by Jimmy33
[Yesterday at 10:31:19 PM]


Worthless westport scum! by fast60eddie
[Yesterday at 10:24:49 PM]


Guns for sale...... by MountainWalk
[Yesterday at 10:21:30 PM]


I want to horse trade an SKS by MountainWalk
[Yesterday at 10:11:13 PM]


2018/2019 Fur Season by calib
[Yesterday at 10:03:24 PM]


243 strikes again by jasnt
[Yesterday at 09:42:06 PM]


Bighorn sheep rut? by Eric M
[Yesterday at 09:36:32 PM]


Ruger American Predator 223 New by Zardoz
[Yesterday at 09:35:00 PM]


12 Ga Beretta Silver Pigeon for sale 1,800.00 by Kenaiwild
[Yesterday at 09:33:16 PM]


Westport Jetty by fast60eddie
[Yesterday at 09:28:36 PM]


WENCHESTER Model 70 30-06 by Barbarossa13
[Yesterday at 09:25:26 PM]


What Lessons Did You Learn This Year? by BuckSnort18
[Yesterday at 09:16:58 PM]


WTS Hoyt Alphamax 35 by 92xj
[Yesterday at 09:07:24 PM]


Chukar available by Cougar Gold
[Yesterday at 08:48:22 PM]