Boss asked me to smoke some cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by crankybuzzard, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So, late last week, my boss asked me to smoke some cheese for him. Of course I told him no problem!

    Well, this cheese hurt my nostrils and eyes as soon as I opened it!


    I had to have a taste, so I sliced off a small piece; my findings are this; that stuff is hot!

    But, he wanted it smoked, so last night I put it in the new smoker, now dubbed the Buzzard Baker"....

    Here it is after putting into the smoker.


    I put the 4 blocks into the smoker, lit the Amazen tray full of pecan pellets, closed the door, and left it until I went out at 0500 the next morning. This is what I found....

    Yeah, doesn't look like much, but when I got home tonight, and vacuum packed the blocks, I saw the real color!


    Yeah, a 3 week rest is gonna be good, but a 14 month rest shall rock! I held one back, it's his word against mine as to how much he gave me!
     
  2. c farmer

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

    Looks good.

    How long did you smoke them?
     
  3. It looks great! any time I smoke for someone it is on the halves if it is a simple smoke. If it is a cure and smoke I take more.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I let them run for right at 8 hours.  the AMNPS was still going strong when I went out.

    I'm keeping the block on the right, as agreed, but like you Mule, anything that's in my pit as a favor, will be partially consumed! [​IMG]
     
  5. troutter

    troutter Fire Starter

    Wow, that is some good looking cheese.  At first glance I thought you put cheese in and took salmon out. lol... Very nice looken stuff!
     
  6. Looks good from here, but do you always smoke for 8 hours? For my tastes anything over 3 hours gets oversmoked for me.
     
  7. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Um, uh, well, nope. But I don't usually fall asleep in my recliner and forget. :help:

    I've had a couple in the past go that long that were quite smoky, but washed down with a homebrew it works out... Not to mention, this cheese is SPICY stuff.

    To answer your question, I normally don't exceed 4 hours, with 2-3 being the norm.
     
  8. Haha ok, ya it happens! I bet that would be real good topping a mac and cheese or in a fajita to moderate that bold flavour. Mmmmhhhmmmm
     
  9. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it that looks great, very nice color,,,,, for 8hrs [​IMG]       may have to wait a yr or two I bet it would taste great then. 

    DS
     

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