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1st Cheese/Cold Smoke

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After seeing the Smoking Meat newsletter I decided I needed to get the A-Maze-N-Smoker. So I ordered one up. As soon as it showed up I couldn't wait to try it out. So for its maiden voyage I deciced to try out some cheese. Had the wife run to the store and she picked up a block of cheddar, a block of Monterey Jack, a block of Pepper Jack, mozzarella sticks and some cheddar sticks.





The A-Maze-N-Smoker with Hickory Dust



The MES all loaded and ready to start smoking.



It's Hard to see but there is some Thin Blue Smoke!



Pulled them after 4 hours.



Vacuum Sealed and into the frig. Now the hard part - The wait time!




The A-Maze-N-Smoker worked out great. I loaded it up with 2 cups of dust and lit both ends. After taking the cheese out at 4 hours it continued to produce smoke for another 1.5 hours. Very impressed and would reccommend this product.

post #2 of 6

Good on ya, Riley!  You definitely wont regret this smoke.  Put them as far back and deep in the fridge as possible!


I like the string cheese idea - I've seen it before and kick myself for not thinking of it/trying it.  Almost too hot here for cheese smoking, but there will be a batch completed before hunting season!


I can't find my "Points" button for you, so - POINTS!

post #3 of 6

          Thats some good looking cheese you got there.  The hardest thing for me is waiting for it to age in the refrigerator.  Looking forward to your next Q-view.


post #4 of 6

Looks great. I love that amazing smoker.

post #5 of 6

You will love the cheese - next time try to find some mozzarella in water- Costco and most grocery stores carry it - drain it and let it sit out for a couple of hours in the fridge to develop a "skin" so it will not release it's moisture while smoking. This one you eat right away once it chills for a few hours - it will be your new favorite cheese

post #6 of 6

Now your cheese looks great and I bet it wll taste really good to.Now comes the hard part waiting for a couple of days or is it a week. That's the bummer

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