Cheap cheese in cheap smoker

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by danmcg, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I thought i'd share this and direct it to the newbies that don't think they can smoke cheese.
    While I was getting some sausage in the smoker I noticed my first cheese smoker on the shelf and since I had a bunch of inexpensive cheese in the frig I dusted it off and fired it up.
    It's about 32° outside and the cheese has been in for a couple of hours now. the chamber temp never got above 47° since I fired it up.
    Heres my original cheese smoker;

    Inside Pic;


    loaded with what cheese I had in the frig

    If ya look real close you can see the TBS coming out the flue

    It really doesn't take much to cold smoke some cheese, and man is it good.

    I'll get a pic when I pull the cheese out.
  2. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Right On!, DanMcG!
    This post takes all of our excuses away! I love smoked gouda... might have to buy some gouda and smoke it now.
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    HA! That Is Awesome!


    I love it! Really does go to show you can cold smoke cheese if you truly want to.
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok a poor finish q-view pic,but it will work.
    At first you'd think it didn't take on any smoke, but if you look at the two slices I cut off the pepper jack in the front left and the aged sharp cheddar on the right you can see the color difference and it already has great flavor. I wrapped it saran rap and stuck in the frig for a week or two so the flavors will bloom nicely.
    If you want more color on it use some cherry along with your favorite wood. I usually us cherry apple. This was hickory dust in this smoke.

  5. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    OK, I'm inspired. We quit ebay selling 2 years ago and still have tons of ebay boxes. Now I know what I have to do! This should be a sticky. What an AWESOME idea!!!
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Idea and looks like it works...[​IMG]

    I quit eBay selling about the same time and I been hauling mine to the curb a few at a time, heck I could have started a smoker company with them...
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok Dan your are starting to sound like Alton Brown for sure. I know you can now build a smoker out of a box but can you get a camera into the oven??? lol
  8. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    Love this idea...... heading to the garage.
  9. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats definetly err inside the box thinking.I wanna try soldering iron nad can myself.
  10. badfrog

    badfrog Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    The SMF is truly inspiring...I have been smoking pork butts, shoulders, ribs, whole hog and the occasional turkey and beef ribs for years... I did my first fattie last week and now I must try smoking some cheese!!!
    Any comments on what the best cheese to smoke is? how long to smoke, best woods etc.?
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You know what they say about the Mother of Invention. Smoked cheese is a whole new flavot to be enjoyed by all. Points to yuo my friend.
  12. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    great idea threw one together in about 15 minutes cheese in it now and smoking with apple Man does my garage smell great !!!!!
    going to try some potato chips when the cheese is done!!!
    Thanks for a no fuss cheese smoker
  13. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Potato chips...Now that I got to see.
    I don't think even Ronp has done that before.
  14. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    plain chips your choice of chips and seasoning
    200degrees for about 15 minutes
  15. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dan, I am leaving work in like 15 mins. I have my box with me and I am ready to get going on this smoke!!!

    Your the man!
  16. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    HA!!!!! Soldering iron smoker.

    That's the s**t!
  17. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Yummy looking,good job [​IMG]
  18. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    mine worked better than I thought it would took about an hour
    did about 5 lbs total been trying to post pics but haven't got it figured out yet went thru photo bucket and every time i try to post it tells me my file is incomplete I can email to someone if you want see them
  19. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Dan points to you for thinking inside the box. I mean outside the box. Oh well you know what I mean. Never gave points before but that is a cool smoke. Points to you my friend.
  20. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hate to be a copy cat but like I said I am working on mine now... Its very pathetic that it doesn't take much to me happy here at SMF!

    Thanks Dan!!!!

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