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Cheese with external smoke generator
« on: September 10, 2015, 05:06:47 PM »
Today I smoked ten pounds of upstate NY cheddar using apple wood and an external smoke generator. The IT of the cheese was 34 going in and 54 coming out after three hours of smoke. Ambient was around 85. Cheese is now vacuum packed and mellowing in the fridge.
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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 05:46:33 PM »
Nice job! I am totally out of my smoked cheese and need to get on it soon.
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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2015, 05:51:27 PM »
What Gregg said!  Without an external smoke generator, just praying for some cooler weather. 

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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2015, 07:16:51 PM »
Roger,

What is the external generator are you using for the smoked cheese.

Also, from the things I have read (I have not yet smoked cheese) three hours seems long?

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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 08:48:47 PM »
Roger,

What is the external generator are you using for the smoked cheese.

Also, from the things I have read (I have not yet smoked cheese) three hours seems long?

Thanks Greg

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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 09:17:16 PM »
Wow, this would buy a lot of cheese.....

Just saying  :)

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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 10:31:17 PM »
Nice custom-build on the holder/setup, Roger!!
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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2015, 11:36:04 AM »
Greg, I actually use the Big Kahoona size generator by Smoke Daddy. It retails for $125 with free shipping and, yes, that does buy a lot of cheese. However with winters in the Keys and summers in Upstate NY cold weather is hardly ever on my agenda(thank goodness!). Normally I smoke cheese for about two hours but in this case the elapsed time was three hours because I was not happy with the amount of smoke during the first hour. In fact the fire went out. You tend to forget that with one of these you are essentially tending a very, very small stick burner.
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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2015, 11:40:58 AM »
Greg, I actually use the Big Kahoona size generator by Smoke Daddy. It retails for $125 with free shipping and, yes, that does buy a lot of cheese. However with winters in the Keys and summers in Upstate NY cold weather is hardly ever on my agenda(thank goodness!). Normally I smoke cheese for about two hours but in this case the elapsed time was three hours because I was not happy with the amount of smoke during the first hour. In fact the fire went out. You tend to forget that with one of these you are essentially tending a very, very small stick burner.

Hey Roger,

Some of the things I buy, you could also buy a lot of cheese :)

Really $125.00 is really not a bad price, since you could use it for fish, cheese and bacon.

One of my goals it to smoke some mozzarella for my home made pizza, so I may consider the external smoke generator.

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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2015, 11:49:33 AM »
Greg,
These things work great if you like to cold smoke and do it in hot weather. I don't think that the smoke quality is quite as good as we get from the SIs but it is still very good tbs. I have a couple of them(one at each house along with a #3) and use them regularly. In fact a bunch of king salmon from a recent fishing trip is about to go in the smoker.
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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2015, 03:31:19 PM »
Greg,
These things work great if you like to cold smoke and do it in hot weather. I don't think that the smoke quality is quite as good as we get from the SIs but it is still very good tbs. I have a couple of them(one at each house along with a #3) and use them regularly. In fact a bunch of king salmon from a recent fishing trip is about to go in the smoker.

Hey Roger,

I see that you have the smoke going in the top of the SI, I take it that the smoke exits from the drain hole in the bottom of the SI?

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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2015, 06:20:26 PM »
Greg, that's right. I have tried it with a long tube in through the blowhole and pumping smoke out at the bottom of the unit i.e. by the smokebox. However the smoke is sufficiently cold that its natural tendency is to sink down so I have settled for a short tube with smoke in at the top and out at the bottom.
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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2015, 08:31:12 PM »
Limey, does the smoke daddy need to be vertical to smoke? 

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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2015, 11:08:59 PM »
Dave, yes pretty much. I suppose you could run it at maybe a 45 degree angle but it is really designed to be vertical.
Roger from the Florida Keys.
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Re: Cheese with external smoke generator
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2015, 05:14:28 PM »
Limey,

Originally, If I remember correctly, you installed the Big Kahuna useing 2 cord hangers. Did that not work well? Is the new setup home made & hows it working for you? Santa's bringing the Big Kahuna so I would like to learn from your experience. Any input would be greatly appreciated. South La & the keys have very similar summer weather. Thanks for putting this on my radar.
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