Stuck at home on a lazy day

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Stuck at home on a lazy day

Post by Puff » March 3rd, 2016, 3:30 pm

It's about 35° here today and there's not much I'm able to do with my arm so I decided to take the shortcut and cold smoke some cheese . 2 years ago I went crazy and built the whiskey barrel cold smoker ....put a lot of time and energy into it . That smoker is sitting in the backyard under a tarp and sitting on the stand out in the woods , but today I took my 15-year-old Jenn-Aire grill which is sitting about 3 feet away from the back door and placed a maze of pecan into the bottom of the grill and it's been smoking away for the last two hours. I'll bring this to the gathering. With a few weeks to age it should taste reasonably good. I know if I went outside or in the garage I would certainly get into trouble : one with my arm the other with my wife
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Re: Stuck at home on a lazy day

Post by Rodcrafter » March 3rd, 2016, 5:31 pm

Nice! I look forward to seeing you!


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Re: Stuck at home on a lazy day

Post by Squiggle » March 3rd, 2016, 6:31 pm

Awesome stuff Puff, I've been smoking some cheese & found it definitely needs a bit of time to mellow out the taste. Going to whack in some more today, I'm thinking of rolling it in sweet chilli sauce & cover it in ground cashews. :beer:


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Re: Stuck at home on a lazy day

Post by Puff » March 3rd, 2016, 11:13 pm

Squiggle, I made the very eclectic whiskey barrel for cold smoking and it came out great. In 2 yrs I've smoked about 45 lbs of cheeses and got 100% lucky good results. While waiting for this arm to get better I figured ...what the heck ...let's try it. Took 5 hours but looks good.

I vacuum seal it and wait at least 3 weeks for the age process. Some are 1 year old and taste FANTASTIC,! If they don't age and mellow out....it's like licking an ashtray :ymsick:


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Re: Stuck at home on a lazy day

Post by Squiggle » March 3rd, 2016, 11:44 pm

Most definitely like licking an ashtray when it's straight out of the smoker, way too strong! =))
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Re: Stuck at home on a lazy day

Post by Dirtytires » March 4th, 2016, 1:35 am

Good info....I smoked cheese a few years ago and it was so strong I thought I screw up. Ate a few slices and pitched it. Never knew the secret was to let it sit and mellow for a while.

Maybe it's time to try it again.


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Re: Stuck at home on a lazy day

Post by Pete Mazz » March 4th, 2016, 5:20 am

Looking forward to trying it!


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Re: Stuck at home on a lazy day

Post by forty_creek » March 4th, 2016, 8:24 am

Puff glad to have you back! Hate I'm gonna miss the gathering! Get well buddy!!!


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