Cold smoking some cheese on this hot muggy evening...Q Views

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by fwismoker, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    ...and it's gonna be 90 degrees with 106 heat index...seems silly in this weather BUT I'M OUT!!!

    It'll be plenty cool in my smoke house but cold smoking and 100 plus heat index just doesn't sound normal! Lol

    Q Views coming tonight
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  2. frozen 2 liter bottles. change them out as needed.

    Make not to self. It gets hot in summer. Smoke cheese before that![​IMG]

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Yes i should have had some cheese stock piled but since i didn't.... here we go.  It's about 90-95 outside and muggy as all get out and i'm cold smoking!


    Loaded up the Smoke Daddy with lump, mesquite and some hickory


    Used an pan of ice under the cheese and the temp dropped to about 80....hopefully will drop more! (fingers crossed)


    I'll give a  couple of hours and see how she does!
     
  4. If you can hold 80 you'll be fine. I like that high tec thermometer. is that Cheddar and Colby Jack?

    Happy smoken

    David
     
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    LMAO, David i know you have those high tec therms down there in Ar-kansas...lol

    Yes you guessed it correctly, 2 colby jacks and 2 cheddars!  Good guess, i'm impressed.
     
  6. I'm saving up for one of those high tec therms[​IMG].

    The Colby Jack has a pretty low melt point.

    David
     
  7. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Hey Mr Mule...lol my Maverick is dedicated for the drum and the mini....oven therm is just fine for the cold smoker.[​IMG]
     
  8. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Mule,  I especially like his choice of aged cheeses.  May was an exceptional month.  [​IMG]

    Tom 
     
  9. The last time I did it in the heat, I had to replace the ice tray every hour...now I have a freezer full of large Gatorade bottles getting ready for my next break in the heat.
    Looks good, stay frosty!
     
  10. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    No sweet corn for you Tom![​IMG]
     
  11. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    David the colby jack is chugging along just fine.
     
  12. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    OOP'S  Guess I overstepped my bounds.  How could I ever make it up?  [​IMG]

    Tom
     
  13. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I'm thinking 10% of your stock pile...only the 5 year old or less Tom.  Ya know i'm no cheese snob![​IMG]
     
  14. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    One hell of a price to pay, but I'm sure it would be worth it.

    Tom
     
  15. have you desided how long you will let it smoke?

    Now back to the high tec gadget. [​IMG]How do you check it without opening the door?

    David
     
  16. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Lighting quick reflexes...so i let in the least minimal amount of heat!

    I'm going by color so i'll check it about the 2 hour mark.
     
  17. it should take the smoke well at this temp.

    I once had to preheat the smoker to cold smoke.
     
  18. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Running out of cheese happens to the best of us FWI,.    I am out too.
     
  19. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    This batch is turning out good, getting ready to pull it soon. I'll probably do another round in a week or so. 

    So how's the drum going?
     
  20. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Stand still right now,  hay time again.
     

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