Ice above or below the cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by cmayna, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This weekend I'll be doing a morning  AMNPS cheese cold smoke and figure I'll need to use some ice to help keep the temp down.  Since cold has a tendency to drop, would it be best to have the ice above the cheese or just keep it between the heat (AMNPS) and the cheese?

    Craig
     
  2. Keep it between the AMNPS and the cheese

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Dave.   Nice Corvette BTW.
     
  4. Thanks It's a fun car





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  5. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Keep the ice in a glass with your favorite beverage!

    I tried ice once and it just created too much humidity and caused the cheese to sweat like crazy and it didn't really keep the temp down much. Nepas told me to quit using it and I do what he says!

    I now use Q-Matz and can go up to 150* without any droop!

    This was a forced melt at 150*, Q-Matz on the left, just on the rack on the right:
     
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Craig I cold smoked at 100* outside put a tray of ice underneath and it lowered it to 80 in my smoke box...cheese turned out great! Just had some last night.
     
  7. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You know, it might help if I had mentioned that I will be smoking some butter as well.  Can't imagine butter tolerating any temp above 100*

    Dave,

    eh....not bad for a chebbie[​IMG]        Here's mine:

     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2013
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoked butter is the bomb!!! love it. How did it come out???
     
  9. Nice ride

    David
     
  10. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ever so butterydeliciously.
     
  11. this smoked butter has by undivided attention, what is your average time for a stick?

    tom
     

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