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Cheap cheese in cheap smoker

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
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.
post #2 of 34
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.
post #3 of 34
HA! That Is Awesome!


I love it! Really does go to show you can cold smoke cheese if you truly want to.
post #4 of 34
Thread Starter 
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.

post #5 of 34
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!!!
post #6 of 34
Great Idea and looks like it works...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

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...
post #7 of 34
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
post #8 of 34
Love this idea...... heading to the garage.
post #9 of 34
Thats definetly err inside the box thinking.I wanna try soldering iron nad can myself.
post #10 of 34
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.?
post #11 of 34
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.
post #12 of 34
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
post #13 of 34
Thread Starter 
Potato chips...Now that I got to see.
I don't think even Ronp has done that before.
post #14 of 34
plain chips your choice of chips and seasoning
200degrees for about 15 minutes
post #15 of 34
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!
post #16 of 34
HA!!!!! Soldering iron smoker.

That's the s**t!
post #17 of 34
Yummy looking,good job PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #18 of 34
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
post #19 of 34
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.
post #20 of 34
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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