Big Chief's Cheesy Inaugural

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by BandCollector, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Great color you got on your cheese. Swiss is my second favorite, after Cream cheese.

    I use Traeger pellets almost exculsively. No complaint's, or worries, so far. I've smoked a lot of cheese, butter, nuts, pasta and bacon with them.
  2. BandCollector

    BandCollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks for the compliment. . . . I learned a while back that there is such a thing as too much smoke. Two hours is plenty enough for my tastes.

    Regarding pellets and their composition. I think we have a tendency to overthink things. I have been happy with just about all the pellets I have tried.

  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When using a AMNTS, which was originally designed to work with a propane smoker, if you want to reduce the amount of smoke, fill the AMNTS half way full. Lay it horizontally and shake it vigorousily left to right. You will end up with a tube half way filled. Give it a try.
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I cut a lot of my big cheese blocks into cracker size blocks... then it slices and plops right on the crackers... I also wrap any cheese going into the vac-bags in plastic wrap first... keeps the bags clean for re-vacing and saving the left over for later..
  5. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    :confused: I wish you would have divulged that little nugget a while back.

    I did discover on my own wrapping my strip jerky in a piece of paper towel to avoid having sharp points poking holes in the vacuum bag. And I've taken morsels in small baggies and vacuum packaged them bag and all.
    But I was yet to rise to the upper intelligence level of wrapping cheeses to save the bags for additional uses. :oops:
    Hopefully I'll remember next time. ;)
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    John that has great color fore only 2 hours. LIKE
  7. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's some good looking cheese!
    Really nice color!
  8. BandCollector

    BandCollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Richie,

    I figured with the amount of smoke that was being generated that 2 hours would be enough and I guessed right.

    Thank for the Like/

  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I used to try that, and it never worked for me.
    Maybe my Pellets are drier than most.
    My AMNPS works perfectly all the time, so I put the Tubes away.

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  10. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Great color!! That Chief was a nice find!!
  11. Cheese looks great nice color!

    I did a big batch a couple weeks ago 3 hours with apple pellets and couldn't wait anymore so I busted open a block of cheddar yesterday. Still a strong smoke flavor but it was great! Put a slice on my smoked chucky sandwich last night.

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