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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?
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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:

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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.
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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).
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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

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Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 06:11:14 PM »
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How does the Tillimook medium cheddar smoke up? 

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Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 06:16:29 PM »
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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:

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Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 07:46:31 PM »
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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.
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Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 07:51:04 PM »
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How does the Tillimook medium cheddar smoke up?

 :tup: I only smoke tillinook
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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
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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.
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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.

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Re: Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2017, 04:22:15 PM »
Tillamook pepper jack is my favorite.
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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.

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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
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