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Eleven Pounds Of California Cheese

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04 12 7:34 am    Post subject: Eleven Pounds Of California Cheese Reply with quote

I picked up some cheese yesterday at the local (San Marcos, CA) Smart and Final. $2.99 a pound.. They had 5 varieties to choose from.



Mozz and Colby Jack



Mont Jack and Sharp Cheddar



Pepper Jack – Yes, I unwrapped them!!!



Tucked away in the smoker.



Cruising along at 61 on the bottom rack and 64 on the exhaust.



Pulled at about 3 hours.



Used the 18” Amazen Tube Smoker with Oak Pellets from home. Yes, that is a Master Forge Gasser that I bought Debbie in Missouri off of CL for $30.00 including tank. Not bad, but I sure miss my FEC-100 and WSM's.

Gonna let em sweat for a while, dry em and vac pack em. Then wait til Turkey Day to sample.
Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend everybody.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04 12 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good John. Very Happy I'm just getting to the last of my smoked cheese, I'll have to do some more when I get home from camp. Very Happy
Enjoy Cali. and the weekend. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04 12 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks George.
I see that you survived the storm and life is half fast back to normal again.
I brought 8 pounds out here with me. 1 pound remains and I've been here for a month. Go figure. Shocked
But the good side is, they are saving on toilet paper. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04 12 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job Gunny! I have to ask, what are the toothpicks for?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patruns wrote:
Nice job Gunny! I have to ask, what are the toothpicks for?


patruns, just guessing, so he can tell whats what after smoking. I know I mix it up all the time. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pat. The toothpicks are markers so that I know what is where. I rotate the shelves during smoking and without them I'd pull a "George". Laughing
Yep, you're right George. Me too. Especially Mild and Sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack and Mozzarella.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John, I hope" pulling a George", isn't as bad as getting TK'ed. Wink
After a few hours, all the white cheeses and all the yellow ones look the same to me, can't remember everything. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07 12 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead, how do you like the amazen tube smoker? Does it give the cheese a good smoke flavor? Do you use it in addition when you are smoking meats? I have been thinking about getting one, just want your opinion.

Thanks, Zski
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07 12 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good morning Zski.
I love it. I bought it mainly for the FEC. It fits perfectly in there.
This gasser is smaller and I have to run it corner to corner. When I'm using the burner, it doesn't like to stay lit in the beginning. I would be better off with the flat square one. AMNPS, I think is what its called. It will take both pellets and sawdust.
Yes the cheese has a great smoky flavor. 2 to 3 hours is plenty, then vac pack and wait (the hardest part). Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10 12 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I look at the awesome smoked cheese you have and then realize my fridge doesn't have any more of the previous smoked cheese in it Crying or Very sad it really makes me wonder...

When you coming home brother?

Laughing Laughing Laughing

Looks great John! Enjoy the Cali weather, cold hitting here Monday Rolling Eyes


Seriously though, my fridge has no cheese in it Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11 12 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Troy.
Poor thang ain't got no cheese. Laughing
Ya know that's gonna go good with my Summer Sausage that I just made. Make up some good ole homemade wheat crackers and pour a glass of California Wine, kick back by the fireplace with Debbie and .... (never mind)
PM your addy and what you want and i see what I can find.
Ya better hurry though, it's gonna turn HOT here in a few days.
May be an early Christmas for you after all. Wink
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