Cheddars / Jack with Qview

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by redheelerdog, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Smoked three types of Cheddar and one Monterrey Jack this weekend:

    Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar - 2lbs

    Tillamook Medium Sharp Cheddar- 2lbs

    Tillamook Monterrey Pepper Jack- 2lbs

    SC Daily Chef Sharp Cheddar- 5lbs

    Cheese Log:

    Sliced and ready:

    I use an AMZNPS with apple, and the Creative Smokealator X52 (more to come) for a cold smoke generator piped up to a MES30 box.

    I shoot for color instead of a specific time, put this in at 8am with an ambient air temp of 60F and a smoker temp of 65-70F. By noon it was 85F air temp with a 75F and rising smoker temp, so I pulled the cheese racks and put them in a cool room.

    Rested the cheese for about 6-8 hrs and then back in the smoker for another 2hrs after the sun went down.

    Really came out with a beautiful bronze apple smoke color.

    I did try several samples today after an overnight rest and it turned out amazing.

    Into the fridge today for a quick rest and vacuum pack for a 4 week mellowing. The samples did have a delicious smoke rind and was not bitter at all.

    All vac packed up for storage.

    Thanks for looking and happy smokin!

    John - Montana
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2015
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  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great color on the cheese!
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  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nothing better than smoked Tillamook! Pepper jack is out favorite! Just cut into a two year old block of it and it is fantastic!
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  4. c farmer

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

    Nice. Getting to be cheese time here
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  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    RHD, looks scrumptious!
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  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    John can't wait to see how much better that looks.Wish we had that cheese this side of the USA

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  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it man that looks good, Nice job 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 


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