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  1. tropics

    First Smoke for 2020

    Market had a sale on 10 oz blocks of cheese I picked up 8 blocks Rainy day so I needed the cheese smoked PB #4 with AMNPS Alder Cob mix Held 59°F Lots of smoke in the garage Truck staying outside tonight 3 hours of smoke I had only filled 1 row on the tray didn't burn all of it Brought...
  2. gmc2003

    Cabot Cheddar Cheese: Smoked

    Had a gorgeous day yesterday. Sunny, minimal winds and high was supposed to hit the mid-fifties. So I figured it was time to do my last spring cheese smoke. I was running out of sharp cheddar so: Eight blocks of Seriously Sharp, 3 blocks of Extra Sharp and one block each of Farmhouse reserve...
  3. Murray

    Moisture on cheese?

    I have only smoked cheese 3 times. I'm following the thread https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/threads/cheese-lots-of-pics.286031/ When I do cheese the cheddar will come out of the MES with small cracks around the edges, I assume from moisture loss. The cheese's with a higher fat/moisture do not...
  4. chew2475

    Winter in New England

    After a few inches of snow this morning the weather warmed up so figured I would do some smoking and maple syrup making in between a snowball fight with the boys. Had a bunch of sap collected so got that boiling and ended up with 2 jars of syrup. Getting close now!!! The Final Product While...
  5. SonnyE

    Alright, you shamed me into it....

    Geeze, smoken cheese. OK, so we had this block of Tillamook Cheese the wife got for me to shred some up, small block some up, and of course if you ask me to cut the cheese, there is a toll on the act. So I got the ends of the block (my choice), and I cubed up one of them for bite size smoked...
  6. illini40

    Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

    Hello Smoked some bacon wrapped cheese stuffed meatballs (and a few sans bacon) this evening. Turned out great! This cook was partially inspired by the recipe for Monk Balls in Jeff's Smoking Meat book. Started with 2 pounds of ground chuck. Added 2 eggs, some crushed corn Chex, seasoned with...
  7. saltysandman

    chips vs pellets (Thin Blue Smoke/TBS) and cheese

    With my MBS with side attachment, I've noticed big billowing white smoke in the beginning then settles into TBS. Is there a difference between using wood chips vs. wood pellets? do pellets give off more of the billowing white smoke? related.... I smoked some cheese earlier this year, vacuum...
  8. Cook63

    Smokehouse build

    Starting this build in July. Finished all my metal work yesterday and put fire to it today. Finally cold enough here in Kansas to be able to get some cold smoke rolling!
  9. Eaglechaser

    Need A-Maze-N Advice in Northern NY

    I'm fairly new here but I've been smoking for about three years. I decided to try my hand at cold smoking cheese with the AMNS (6X6) but I'm having a hard time keeping the dust lit. I used an Akorn Kamado grill and placed the maze on the fire bowl grate (no charcoal), both top and bottom vents...
  10. R

    Queso cheese in sausage

    i was thinking about making some snack sticks this weekend and I was thinking about using queso cheese in it. Has anyone ever tried this and if so did it turn out?
  11. saltysandman

    smoking cheese and rest?

    hi all, is the resting needed due to the possible pathogens? is there a minimum time that's needed to sit in frig?
  12. McCann519

    First Time Cheese - Smoked, Rested, Still Not Good...Advice?

    Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience or has any advice. I tried smoking cheese for the first time over the holidays between Christmas and New Years. I used my MES with the mailbox MOD and AMNPS with cookinpellets perfect blend pellets. I smoked half the batch for 3...
  13. McCann519

    Holiday Smoking Fun with Q View

    Well the holidays are over and so are my recent smoking adventures. I was able to try some new things to smoke, as well as mod my MES with the mailbox mod and AMNPS. I am still slacking on getting pictures at different stages but got a couple throughout different smokes. Christmas Eve, had a...
  14. GaryHibbert

    Finally started my Christmas smoking

    Christmas Smokes Well, as usual, I didn’t plan my Christmas Smoking out very well. So yesterday I figured I’d best get started. First on the list was some Smoked Pretzels for my Step-Daughter. Personally, I’m not a big fan of pretzels but the kid loves them. So…… Using a modified version...
  15. disco

    Smoked Cheese, The First Batch of the Winter

    A couple of weeks ago, the temperature dropped here in the Canadian Rockies. It was time to smoke cheese! Last year I didn't do enough cheese and I was totally out! I wanted to try a different smoke. I have always thought that oak whiskey barrel smoke has a medium but true smoke that would be...
  16. SmokinAl

    Homemade Mozzarella, it's so easy! Plenty of Q-view!

    First off let me post the recipe I went by. Then I'll go through the steps. Mozzarella cheese Dissolve ¼ rennet tablet in ¼ cu. of non chlorinated water. Heat 1 gallon of whole milk (not ultra pasteurized) in a stainless steel pot ( don’t use aluminum or cast iron ) on med/low ( 4-5 ) until...
  17. SmokinAl

    Muenster with the AMNPS in my Smoke Vault (update-ready to eat)

    Grabbed 2 big hunks of Muenster cheese yesterday at Sam's. Got a big surprise when I got home there was a package at our front door with my new AMNPS in it. Just perfect timing. I got 3 bags of pellets with it too. Hickory, Apple, and Maple. For today I put 1 row of hickory & 1 row of apple. I...
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