MULE'S SMOKED CHEESE IN THE DELUXE UDS WITH AMNPS

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by themule69, May 3, 2013.

  1. i just noticed it is May 3rd and it snowed in Arkansas. WOW snow in Arkansas. then i remembered it will be hot soon. it is hard to cold smoke when it is 100 deg. so it is time for more cheese before it gets hot. I don't want to run out of smoked cheese. I am using 1 row of pitmaster dust and 1 row of apple pellets in my UDS.  notice the racks have never been hot smoked on. that way their are no dark grill marks, here are a few pics of the smoke.

    5# cheddar. 2.5# pepper jack, 1# Swiss



    getting the AMNPS going



    cheddar cut in chunks.


    cheddar, Swiss and pepper jack cut in chunks


    all in the UDS with the AMNPS TBS. note the smoke box for

    the AMNPS bottom right.


    it is 39 deg outside. thought i was going to have to build a fire to cold smoke. more pics to come.

    happy smoken.

    David
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2013
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job, David!!!

    Love smoked cheese!!!

    Bear
     
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thumbs Up
    Your right, need to smoke some cheese before it gets hot around here
     
  4. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    x2
     
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lookin' good, David!  With all the weather and temp extremes we've had in our part of the country, you know we'll be having a hot one this summer.  Love the smoked cheese...smoked pepper jack is our favorite!

    Red
     
  6. 2 hours into the smoke

    TBS


    Todd says the AMNPS will fill a barrel. any question? 2 hours


    starting to take on some color. 2 hours


    more pics to come. not sure how long i will let it go. outside temp is now 42 deg.

    happy smoken.

    David
     
  7. pretty much everybody i talk to prefers the pepper jack.  it is my favorite.

    happy smoken.

    David
     
  8. Thanks Bear. gotta have smoked cheese.
    Yup better smoke some soon or it will be ice in the smoker to keep it cool.
    Thanks Red. it may be to cold to cold smoke in June and July the way this year is going.
     
  9. after a little over 3 hours.


    after 3 hours


    after 3 hours


    after 3 hours


    1AMNPS burnt out in about 3 hours 15 min.


    after 3 hours


    after 3 hours


    after 3 hours


    all packaged up


    all packaged up


    the pics don't show the color change as much as it changed. it has nice color. i'm sure the pics would have turned out better if i could have just go it to say "CHEESE"[​IMG]

    it is now in for it's rest in the fridge.

    happy smoken.

    David

    remember everybody it's hard to cold smoke at 100 deg outside. smoke up before it gets hot.
     
  10. roadkill cafe

    roadkill cafe Smoking Fanatic

    Nice cheese David. Love that smokey bit of heaven on a cracker or in recipes. Wish I had gotten in a last cheese smoke before it turned hot here. My supply has dwindled down faster than I thought it would (thanks to my daughter). If you haven't tried smoking some Dubliner cheese give it a try. More of a crumbly texture but very good. I do it with peach. Enjoy that great looking cheese!!!

    Steve
     
  11. Thanks for the kind words Steve. i bet you couls still get in a cold smoke. you might have to do it after dark ar add some ice.

    happy smoken.

    David
     
  12. roadkill cafe

    roadkill cafe Smoking Fanatic

    Might be able to "sneak" one final one in. A couple days coming up it's supposed to have a low of about 66* and I have a few small frozen bottles of water. Can also toss the cheese in the freezer just long enough to bring the temp down. Looking at your pics is like twisting my arm buddy. [​IMG]

    Steve
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2013
  13. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi David,

    Great post on cheese smoking!  I appreciate the clear step-by-step, and also the tibdbit about keeping a rack clean by not hot smoking on it.  I didn't realize the hot smoking is what built up the creosote on the racks.  Good info, and I'll keep a rack in reserve just for the cold smoking from here out.

    Have a great weekend!

    Clarissa
     
  14. be care full about freezing. that causes 2 problem. the cheese crumbles and it doesn't take on the smoke as well. they say opening the smoker is bad. but remember it lets heat out. so you might have to let some smoke go to drop the temp.

    happy smoken.

    david
     
  15. roadkill cafe

    roadkill cafe Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks David. I wouldn't freeze the cheese, just in long enough to drop the temp about 5* or so. This would allow it to stay in the smoke a bit longer.
     
  16. Thanks Clarissa

    you can clean up a rack after it is hot smoked or grilled on. only problem is i don't know anybody that cleans one up that good. it is called seasoned. which is great for smoking and grilling. but doesn't look as good on the cheese.

    I'm going to have a great weekend. i go pick up a MES 40 from SEENRED. like i need more grilling stuff[​IMG].

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    happy smoken.

    David
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I know somebody who cleans hot smoking racks up like new. Mrs Bear does, but you have to put up with the dirty looks during & for awhile after.

    Bear
     
  18. Bear you have a keeper then. i totally understand the dirty looks. that's why i have cold smoke only racks and my own smoking refrigerator.

    happy smoken.

    David
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---She's a keeper after 44 1/2 years. She was in my room from 10 AM to 6 PM all 28 days I was in the hospital, except for a lunch break.

    Bear
     
  20. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So Mrs. Bear cleans your meat grinder and meat slicer, washes your smoking racks, and holds your hand in the hospital for 28 straight days. That kind of thing brings tears to my eyes!  What a good woman.
     

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