Thought I would bring in the New Year right and cold smoke for the first time. It was about 45 degrees outside and sunny (which changed later on in the day, grrrrr) and I just made a BJ's run for some cheese to smoke. While I was at it, I threw in some almonds and some Kosher Salt too.
I originally started out with 2 lb of Colby-Jack
2 lbs of Mozz
and 1.5 lbs of Gouda.
The old lady got a little upset cause I threw all the cheese I bought into the smoker so I had to pull some out (hence why the amount of cheese is less on the final pics, HAHA!)
Smoke it for 4 hrs with my A-Maze-N Smoker with a mix of Maple and Hickory. The skies opened up so I had to cut it at 4 hrs. Had 2 rows left of dust, so I put the smolder out and saved it for another day. All you AMSN users out there, is that ok to do? Is there anything that I need to do to use the left over dust? I left the AMSN in the MES.
Now on with the Pics
The cheeses look great, just wish I didnt have to wait for 2 weeks to eat them! The salt has a nice smoky smell and a nice flavor as well did the almonds. Those are gone already HAHA! Sorry for the meager pics, they were taken on my cell phone and I had some poor lighting going on. Cant wait to get my D90 back so I can get some real pics!
Thanks for looking.