First Cheese on WSM with the AMNTS

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by briggy, May 14, 2015.

  1. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    We have had a few cool evenings recently so I decided it was finally time to try cold smoking some cheese on the WSM with the AMNTS.  The smoker did hit the high 70s when the sun was directly on it, so we paused and restarted after the sun went down.  Overall held right around 68 degrees for the majority of the time.

    Quite a wide-array: colby jack, medium cheddar, pepper jack, fiesta pepper jack, habanero, swiss, white cheddar, and a sun-dried tomato bruschetta jack.

    Total smoke time was roughly 3 hours with hickory pellets.

    Cheese warming from the fridge while smoker is prepared:

    Sorry for the shadow, but as you can see the AMNTS was kicking!

    Fresh out of the smoker and going into the fridge unwrapped for the night, pretty good color from the pre-pic:

    Out of the fridge after 19 hours:

    And vac packed:

    Only 3-4 weeks to go!  Now on to prepping Bear's BBB and pulled cured boston butt ham and unstuffed beef sticks.  More to come!
  2. goensouth

    goensouth Smoke Blower

    Looks great.I have some aging in the fridge now can't wait until the 26th to try.
  3. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Well on the bright side, you are closer than we are!    [​IMG]
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking cheese! What flavor was the smoke?
  5. c farmer

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

    Looks good. I am almost out of smoked cheese.
  6. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Hickory pellets.  I wanted to see how a harder wood tasted to decide whether or not to try apple/cherry next time.
  7. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks!  Sounds like you need to fire up the smoker.
  8. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Just gotta do side by side on pellets, tasting that is. Dont know if really care. It is all good down the road.[​IMG] Great color. Colby Jack is great smoked, one of my favorite.
  9. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Just a little longer until I can open up the first batch and try it out.  [​IMG]
  10. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it that looks good I just had some this weekend that I did in Jan. OH YA!!!

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  11. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Just broke down and opened the first colby jack about 3.5 weeks after smoke.........this stuff is good!

  12. This looks great, can't wait for my first cheese smoke.
  13. Nice Smoked Cheese

  14. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good, - nice job


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