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Cooking & Food Talk => Charcoal Grilling & BBQ => Topic started by: LightningBoldtz on August 13, 2013, 05:37:34 PM

Title: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: LightningBoldtz on August 13, 2013, 05:37:34 PM
I posted this in April but summertime weather has dampened the ability to smoke this.

Thin Blue Smoke
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/9504426599_18a45b8001_z.jpg)

There we are, some swiss, sharp white cheddar and some mild cheddar.
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/9504425217_3cec7d39e9_z.jpg)

Packed and ready for a month long rest in the fridge.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7386/9504422857_8926064698_z.jpg)
Title: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: Chasing_smoke on August 13, 2013, 05:45:22 PM
Now that is cool!


 "my kettle is more powerful it will do almost anything."
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: Thin Blue Smoke on August 13, 2013, 06:12:16 PM
Oh, I love it!  Go ahead and send some right over so I can make it vanish...   :D
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: MacEggs on August 13, 2013, 09:52:24 PM
Never seen someone do that in the summer.
But I'm sure you're getting the similar "fall" type temperatures we are getting.  :) ;)

I tried it for the first time last year. Awesome stuff!  :D
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: LightningBoldtz on August 14, 2013, 02:00:02 AM
Never seen someone do that in the summer.
But I'm sure you're getting the similar "fall" type temperatures we are getting.  :) ;)

I tried it for the first time last year. Awesome stuff!  :D

Yeah in Michigan here we have average high temp in August of 75 degrees.  kinda crazy.

Easy on the Air conditioning bill though.
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: 1buckie on August 14, 2013, 06:59:52 AM

 Good Show, Mr. L. Boltz !!!

Did you use one of those Amazin' tubes / trays, or regular charcoal, or.....?
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: LightningBoldtz on August 14, 2013, 07:07:21 AM

 Good Show, Mr. L. Boltz !!!

Did you use one of those Amazin' tubes / trays, or regular charcoal, or.....?

If you look closely in the 2nd picture towards the front of the kettle, you can see the amazen pellet smoker.  The tray that can accept dust and pellets.  It really is a cool device.  I am going to start using it to cold smoke chops and steaks before cooking.  Nuts are fantastic as well.

(http://a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn.volusion.com/cehyv.sntrd/v/vspfiles/photos/AMNPS5X8-2T.jpg)
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: LightningBoldtz on August 14, 2013, 07:10:59 AM
BTW if anyone is interested in these but you do not want to pay the $40 for it like me, email the owner and ask about pricing on returned items.

He let folks return them for credit on the tube smokers.  I think I got mine for $20 + shipping.
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: MacEggs on August 14, 2013, 07:20:03 AM
That is a cool device. I've thought of fabricating one. We'll see.  ???

I see you used foil ... and I understand why. But, is it totally necessary?
I didn't use any on my first and only attempt last December using my mini UDS.
I kept an eye on the smoker temperature with my ET-732. Got up just above 100 at times. No problem.  :)

Next time, I want to slice the chunks thinner (in half) to get more smoke exposure.

Please don't view this as a hi-jack. I just want to contribute. Thanks.  :D

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(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_1411.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_1411.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: LightningBoldtz on August 14, 2013, 07:42:52 AM
yeah I like them thinner for more surface area, I like to use foil so my cheese comes out clean, my first batch was on, what I thought a clean grate and it still have grease marks on it.  Necessary? probably not, preferred? for me yes
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: MacEggs on August 14, 2013, 07:46:22 AM
mmmmmmm .... grease marks!  :o :o Just more added flavor, eh?!!??!!  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: edhead35 on August 14, 2013, 08:31:04 AM
Wow fantastic idea. I am not a fan of smoked cheese to just sit and eat, but I love smoked cheddar on a burger. Another to do on my list now!!!
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: kendoll on August 14, 2013, 07:53:44 PM
Great work Jeff. I have the the same a-maze-n pellet smoker along with the tube smoker.

I have only smoked cheese in my MES 40" (and even then only twice) Might give that a try. My wife LOVES smoked cheese so a few experiments will be well received.

Ken
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: MaxBobcat on August 15, 2013, 07:09:31 AM
What temp do you guys smoke this cheese at?
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: LightningBoldtz on August 15, 2013, 10:24:03 AM
Cheese melts at 90 degrees so it would have to be lower than that.  If it is 65 outside then it will work fine.
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: Aawa on August 15, 2013, 11:27:20 AM
Great looking smoked cheese!

It needs to cool down here so I can smoke some cheese again, my 22lb stash I did before it got too hot, is almost gone
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: MacEggs on November 25, 2013, 09:58:02 AM
Bump.

Anybody smoked some cheese lately in the kettle?  ???

For a lot of us, the temperatures right now are very good for doing this ... before it gets really cold.  :-\
Title: Re: Smoking something a little different in the kettle.
Post by: Aawa on November 27, 2013, 11:59:45 AM
Bump.

Anybody smoked some cheese lately in the kettle?  ???

For a lot of us, the temperatures right now are very good for doing this ... before it gets really cold.  :-\

I did a pretty large batch of cheese the few weeks ago. 

Here is the thread with pron i made.  http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/food-pr0n/who-cut-the-cheese/msg78998/#msg78998