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Aging Process Question

Discussion in 'Smoked Cheese' started by Artwo, May 13, 2018.

  1. Artwo

    Artwo Newbie

    Newbe here........

    I'm doing some research into my first cheese smoke. I've got my cheeses picked out, some flavors from reading some of these posts. Got the temp down, 60 to 65 degrees. I'll be using a 12 inch smoke tube with Traeger apple pellets, planning on a 4 hour smoke. Where I'm lacking in the process is the aging process. I'm planning on a 4 to 6 week age, but where do you do it at? In the refrigerator? A dark cool space? Where do you age your cheese?

  2. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    OOOooops, I thought you were talking about me (Aging Process Question).

    Yes--In the Fridge.

  4. best to vacuum seal them and throw them in the fridge
  5. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Veggie draw in the bottom of the fridge.

  6. bregent

    bregent Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Personally, I would not use Traeger pellets as they are not 100% flavor wood. Find some real apple pellets before you invest the time into this. If possible, use a long length of flex tubing to separate the smoke tube from your smoke box.
  7. Artwo

    Artwo Newbie

    Thanks everyone for your comments. I figured it would be aging in the frig, just wanted to be sure since I've not done any yet. Going to be selecting/buying some cheese soon and plan to do a batch as soon as the weather cools down a bit.........

    Thanks again........
  8. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Smoking Fanatic

    I've got about 50 blocks vacuum sealed in the crisper drawer of my beer fridge. Did a couple good size smokes while it was still cold out and should hopefully last me until fall when I am able to do it again.

    What are you going to smoke it in? I use my amazen tray and place it directly in my MES40 without turning it on. Results have been great.

    Good luck let us know how it turns out!
  9. Artwo

    Artwo Newbie

    I have an old burnt out Little Chief smoker that I was going to use with a smoke tube I just got. The little Chief still has all the racks so it would be very easy to do in it............
  10. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mine gets aged about like Boxed Wine...
    Vintage Thursday.

    I like to snack on it so it tends to evaporate before it ages much.
    And no, I do not stick my pinky finger up when drinking a can of cold beer either.

    I'm so crude, I freeze mine. :eek: