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Old 03-29-2014, 04:09 AM   #1
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Smoking Cheese

We were about to run out of this great treat so I decided to smoke up new batch before it got too warm outside which makes this smoke a little more difficult.



These are some of the cheeses I prepped for this treat.

Swiss 2.4 lbs
Havarti 1.8 lbs
Sharp light Cheddar 2.5 lbs
Extra sharp Cheddar 1.0 lbs
Sharp Cheddar 4.0lbs
3 Alarm Colby Jack 3.4 lbs

The total was just over 15 pounds.



This is what the cheese looked like after I got it all prepped for the cooker. I had 47 pieces which should last us a few more months.

I decided to do this smoke in my all Stainless Hasty-Bake Gourmet cooker although it can be done in about any smoker.



I set my fire up as above with 6 ashed over Stubb’s brickettets and then I placed a few chunks of Vermont hickory on top of the coals. This should give me up to 120 minutes of smoke which is more than enough for this cook.



I used three levels of grids in the cooker to get all the cheese on the cooker.



Was a cool morning at about 43 degrees so this worked out fine for this cook. I must keep the cooker under 80 degrees measured at the cooking grids for this treat to work.


I checked the cheese for smoke at the 60 minute mark and found that it need a little more time. Checked again at 90 minutes and it was perfect. This picture is just before I took the cheese off of the cooker.



The cheese just off the cooker waiting to be vacuumed packed.



The cheese after I vacuumed packed it. I will let it mellow for about two weeks in the fridge before we start using it. We did keep a couple of the blocks out and will eat them over the weekend. That 3 alarm Colby Jack smoked is “killer”.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:23 AM   #2
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Go ahead a send that to me I'll see if you did it right..
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I'm with Bosko I'd like a little taste, looks great Dave, a good day's work, you deserve a break now, beer, crackers and some cheese.
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Very Nice!!! Love that 3 alarm cheese, especially smoked!
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Looks like some wonderful stuff. Where did you get the cute little rack with the feet on it? I could use a few of those.
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Cooking Grids

Mr Bigwheel, I build those racks from cooling grids and carriage bolts, fender washers, lock washers, flat washers, and nuts. I have several for most of my cookers.

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Looks like you did a fine job. Wished I had some cooling grids laying around. I been having some success using a grate off on an old grill in the big pit for more jerky handling. I have plenty of room in there just need some racks closer together. about decided to set it up on four beer cans or something.
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Raised Grids

Ain't nothing wrong with beer cans!!! This is a setup for a 3 can pizza bake in a Weber kettle. Those first 3 cans went down so good that this actually ended up as a 5 can pizza bake. Just can't get too much support for that upper grid.



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Yep..might be prone to flip itself over with an imbalanced load. I dug 4 cans out the trash just a while ago. I found a grate out of an old NB Boss Hawg grill which is just the same size as the fancy slide out racks the drunk welder built for me. So I got the cans..and will have a fancy new rack shortly..if needed. Woops it might take six cans since the grill rack is 3' long and rectangular. I had best go buy some more beer to get more cans. Smart thinking on that.
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Only problem I see with the 3 or 5 beer can rack, is I would need 15 to 18 more to go along with it......
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