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Cooking & Food Talk => Charcoal Grilling & BBQ => Topic started by: Davescprktl on November 28, 2018, 03:38:30 PM

Title: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: Davescprktl on November 28, 2018, 03:38:30 PM
Decided to smoke some cheese with my early Christmas present.  Got a 12'' A-Maze-N smoke tube and some apple-wood pellets.  This one is the new oval design.  Worked like a charm.  It was easy to light.  Used a small torch and let it burn for a few minutes and set it on the fire grate.  Used my CB Stacker with an aluminum pan full of ice to keep the temperature down.  On top I had some clean wire cooling grates to put the cheese on.  I smoked some extra-sharp yellow cheddar, extra-sharp white cheddar and some pepper jack.  It was a frigid morning of 42 degrees.  Remember I live in Arizona.  For us here it is sub-arctic lol!  I smoked the cheese for about 3.5 hours.  The temperature hung around 52 degrees.  Towards the last 45 min it crept up to 72 degrees.  The weather was cool enough that I needed only one tray of ice.  I then sealed each one to open in time for the Holidays.  I really like this smoke tube.  Just set it up and forget it.  Probably could of ran for another 30-45 min.  Love the results and recommend this highly with a cheesy grin  ;D


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Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: Dc_smoke309 on November 28, 2018, 03:40:06 PM
That is awesome! Something iv been wanting to try for a long time !! Send some this way!!!!!


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Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: Davescprktl on November 28, 2018, 03:45:24 PM
That is awesome! Something iv been wanting to try for a long time !! Send some this way!!!!!


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Need to wait at least two weeks for the cheese to mellow out.  Hate the wait!  :P
Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: Travis on November 28, 2018, 05:04:38 PM
Looks like the smoke tube works great. That would be hard to wait a couple weeks to sample that.


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Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: HoosierKettle on November 29, 2018, 04:11:44 AM
Looks great Dave. I love smoking cheese. Iím out and havenít smoked any since summer ended. Great idea having it ready for the holidays. I will make some this weekend. Something I have found is smoking in the 70 degree range takes much less time to smoke the cheese. In other words, Iíve smoked cheese at 40 degrees for four hours that was not as strong as cheese smoked for 2 hours at 70 degrees. Itís really fun to experiment with time and temp and type of pellets.


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Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: HoosierKettle on November 29, 2018, 04:14:16 AM
It looks like your color is perfect. Nice subtle smoke flavor that wonít be overpowering.


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Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: JEBIV on November 29, 2018, 04:33:29 AM
It appears I really need to get into smoking cheese, I love cheese and I love smoke
Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: crizpynutz on November 29, 2018, 06:37:08 AM
Smoked cheese....wow, that looks great man!
Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: Jan M. on November 29, 2018, 08:32:31 AM
Never heard of smoked cheese before.
I still canít imagine thatís this will be tasty.
I guess Iíll need to give this a try!


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Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: nvandyke on November 29, 2018, 12:52:13 PM
Smoked cheese is awesome.  I've never made it myself, but have bought it before in the stores.  Looks like I may have to add this to my (ever growing) list of things to try!
Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: ste6168 on November 29, 2018, 05:06:57 PM
Been wanting to try some smoked cheese. I bought a smoke tube to try some out... Gonna add it to my list!


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Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: Darko on November 30, 2018, 10:58:32 AM
Nice job! Smoked cheese is a wonderful thing.
Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: MikeRocksTheRed on December 03, 2018, 07:33:44 AM
Welcome to the cheese smokers club @Davescprktl !!!  A little trick I learned when I was in AZ and had to battle to keep temps low enough when smoking cheese was putting a bag of ice in the very bottom of the kettle.  The ice against the bowl does a really good job of keep temps down!
Title: Re: Smoked cheese with my new toy!
Post by: Davescprktl on December 03, 2018, 10:26:10 AM
Welcome to the cheese smokers club @Davescprktl !!!  A little trick I learned when I was in AZ and had to battle to keep temps low enough when smoking cheese was putting a bag of ice in the very bottom of the kettle.  The ice against the bowl does a really good job of keep temps down!

Good advice @MikeRocksTheRed   Not the first time I smoked cheese.  It's the first time with the smoke tube.  Before I would just get one or two hot coals with wood chips.  Not a very reliable method and hard to keep the temp down.  Here is the link from that cook...

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/grilling-bbqing/smoked-cheese-and-a-small-butt/