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Re: Biggest cheese smoke to date
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2015, 06:39:12 PM »
 Cheezy good Dave.. Any after pics? If cold weather is necessary to smoke cheese it pretty much leaves me out until at least next Jan (early in the AM)  :'(
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Re: Biggest cheese smoke to date
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2015, 10:36:04 PM »
Cheezy good Dave.. Any after pics? If cold weather is necessary to smoke cheese it pretty much leaves me out until at least next Jan (early in the AM)  :'(

I cold smoke cheese in any weather.  All you have to do is add your big ice pan to the smoker a couple of hours before you begin (smoker not in direct sunlight, of course).  If it's very warm, I'll put 2 ice pans in before adding the cheese.  If you bring the ambient temp in the box down in the 50s or 60s, you should be fine.  Instead of "pre-heating" the smoker, you are "pre-cooling!"  One advantage I have to being in the refrigerated truckload business - I know how to pre-cool a trailer for loading! ;)   Same concept - much smaller scale!
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Re: Biggest cheese smoke to date
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2015, 08:14:44 AM »
Good info Tony. I have been contemplating buying some accessories including a Cold Smoke Plate and a Jerky Dryer. Handy items for doing different smokes.
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Re: Biggest cheese smoke to date
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2015, 09:20:31 AM »
6:00 a.m. and lift off.  Starting temp this morning was 54 degrees.  After loading the smoker with ice and cheese it dropped to 50 degrees and holding 15 minutes into the smoke. 


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Re: Biggest cheese smoke to date
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2015, 11:01:17 AM »
 Frozen water bottles aye, good idea.  I'm hoping to see some after pics Dave
Looking good so far...
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Re: Biggest cheese smoke to date
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2015, 11:29:46 AM »
This is it Ralph, now the waiting period begins.  Cheeses this round were Cheddar, Colby, Mozz., Pepper Jack and Provolone.




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Re: Biggest cheese smoke to date
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2015, 02:36:48 PM »
 I am salivating looking at those pictures thanks for sharing

 How long is the wait?
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Re: Biggest cheese smoke to date
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2015, 02:47:14 PM »
My ambient temperature today is 90 degrees. How hard is that to cool down?
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Re: Biggest cheese smoke to date
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2015, 03:16:59 PM »
Arnie, with the insulation value of our smokers, I'd imagine you treating it like an old time refrigerator. A couple of 10 lbs blocks plus the ice pans.

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Re: Biggest cheese smoke to date
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2015, 03:35:30 PM »
Limey's (Roger fl keys) idea of a "Smoke Daddy Big Kahuna" smoke generate looks like a solution for warm weather folks.
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