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Online H-K-J

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H-K-J's 4th attempt at an Emmental
« on: March 30, 2014, 05:05:09 PM »
Well it has been 54 weeks since I made my last attempt at an Emmental, so lets try this again.
I went back through all of the lessons learned and all the advice from Alpkäserei, His recipe is here on the forum, and made some adjustments, so we will see what happens.
I pressed with more than 8-lb's per lb. of cheese just to see if I could get rid of the mechanical holes that I had in the last one maybe I can get some swelling this time.
the curd knit was great on the first light press, then went up to 16 lbs. per lb. in the rest of the flip and dress.
I also added more P-S this time, all the cook temp's and times were hit, it went well so, it is in the brine then a week to 10 days in the cool room then out to 70 to 75 degree room for 3 to 4 weeks then into the ageing fridge for??? (I am almost out of Swiss :()
And for you photo freak's here yuh go 8)
« Last Edit: April 01, 2014, 01:56:11 PM by H-K-J »
act as if it were impossible to fail.


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Online H-K-J

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Re: H-K-J's 4th attempt at an Emmental
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 06:49:18 PM »
After a 16 hour brine all seems well nice and pliable rind.
it has been drying for 2 days now, it will be brought out this weekend to a much warmer temp and hopefully swelling in 3 to 5 days after that.
act as if it were impossible to fail.

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Re: H-K-J's 4th attempt at an Emmental
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 08:50:47 PM »
Fingers and toes are crossed.  It looks good at this stage at least.

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Re: H-K-J's 4th attempt at an Emmental
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 09:07:01 AM »
"Freaks" is such a harsh word, "voyeurs" is so much nicer!  LOL  Good luck buddy!  Hope it blows up for you this time! :o