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Oh Sweet Cheesus and eggs!!!

dirtsailor2003

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Load number two of the Holiday cheese. This time 10 pounds. 5 pounds Tillamook medium Cheddar. 5 pounds Colby. I have been buying the cheese this year at Cash & Carry, average price has been $12 per 5# brick, or $2.40/#.  Just a we bit better than the grocery store. I hate to waste grate space so for good measure I threw in some peeled hard boiled eggs! Ran the 12"tube in the uds with apple pellets.
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Snacked on some leftover tri tip while I waited!​
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I half the bricks then quarter the halves. I have been getting a bit of moisture in the uds, Hence the steamy look to the TBS. I may pre-heat the drum a bit from now on and see if that helps. Or just go back to using the GOSM for cold smoking.​
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Oh Cheesus how we love you!!!​
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Let's not forget about the eggs!​
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Might as well make lunch!​
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I used my standard method for making the eggs. Place in cold water, over high heat bring to rapid boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat cover pot and let stand for 25 minutes. Shock in cold water. Nice creamy yellow yolks every time!​
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Decisions Decisions Decisions. West Coast Hellman's or Trader Joe's Wasabi Mayo???​
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Wasabi it is! Spied some cabbage in the fridge and decided that it would pair well with the wasabi mayo and  the smoked eggs.​
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Let me tell you, on some 9 grain bread, this egg salad was fantastic!!! The cabbage and the smoke went really well with the wasabi mayo!​
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ENJOY!!!!​
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s2k9k

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Looks Great!!! Wish I could find those big blocks of Tillamook around here!
 

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Yummmmm.......that all looks wonderful as expected!

Kat
 

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Looks Great!!! Wish I could find those big blocks of Tillamook around here!
Normally I get mine from Costco. It's not with the rest of the cheese, at my store they hide it with the eggs, milk, etc. However Costco's price has gone up on it, $16 for the 5# brick. All of the smaller loafs have gone up this year too. Last year I paid $7.99 for the 2# loafs, now they are all $9.99, with the extra sharp and premium aged Tillamook all at $12.9-$16.99!!!

I did notice the other day that you can order cheese direct from Tillamook. Not sure what kind of prices. I see that they are also on Amazon.

So far I don't have any complaints with the First Street Cheese. I used their sharp, and pepper jack, and now the colby jack. I sampled a piece of each and it all tasted fine.
 

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Nice looking lunch DS. Nice job on the cheeses.
 

s2k9k

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I just checked Tillamook's website.....2lb loaf - $16.00....hahahahahaha I don't think so!
 

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I just checked Tillamook's website.....2lb loaf - $16.00....hahahahahaha I don't think so!
Not even if it was custom smoked in the US North West by a master craftsman?
 

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Hey, Tillamook is not in Wisconsin. Must be some upstart cheese company....lol.
 

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My mom grew up in Tillamook, in fact my folks both still live there. They tell me it's cheaper to buy the cheese where I live, than for them to buy it in town. I can usually get a 2 lb. brick for $5 on sale. And it's on sale a lot.
 
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My mom grew up in Tillamook, in fact my folks both still live there. They tell me it's cheaper to buy the cheese where I live, than for them to buy it in town. I can usually get a 2 lb. brick for $5 on sale. And it's on sale a lot.
A good friend of mine is the Coast Guard chief at Garibaldi and his wife always asks me to pick them up bricks! Course she also wants me to smoke it!!!
 

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Looking good ds. I'm sure you will please many.

 Received six pounds of English walnuts from a forum friend yesterday.  Just pulled a batch from the cold smoker.  Now to get my wife to put them on a fresh apple pie.

Tom
 

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Very nice DS. Time for me to do more cheese.
 

dirtsailor2003

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Looking good ds. I'm sure you will please many.

 Received six pounds of English walnuts from a forum friend yesterday.  Just pulled a batch from the cold smoker.  Now to get my wife to put them on a fresh apple pie.

Tom
Thanks Tom!

My wife surprised us with some baked honey crisp apples the other night, so good!
 

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