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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2013, 09:01:58 AM »
That is coming along nicely
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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2013, 09:04:11 AM »
That Is looking very nice 8)
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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2013, 09:32:44 AM »
Looking great!!

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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2013, 12:06:25 PM »
32 days and counting. The geo seems to have a good time, a few patches of b. linens i think and some patches of purple/dark brown that i don't recognize. Still a nice and blue aroma and a slightly tacky surface. I'm gonna pierce it tomorrow.

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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2013, 12:27:56 PM »
How high is you RH? if it is tacky you may need to let more air in, I had that on mine, after airing it daily it went away.
the molds you mentioned are all normal, very nice lookin cheese :)
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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2013, 12:40:57 PM »
Thanks H-K-J, hoping to turn out a Stilton that looks as nice as the ones you do. It is getting plenty of air, it's not in a box, but sitting out on a shelf in the cave. I keep the humidity in the 85% range at the moment, but I'm considering bringing it down a notch to dry out the rind a little. I guess it's supposed to turn brown at some point in the  future.

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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2013, 12:53:10 PM »
one thing for sure it will change :o
you still might want to let it air for a half hour or so daily, just until it is no longer tacky.
I don't think I would let your RH drop to much more though, but that's just me :-\
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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2013, 01:48:41 PM »
I totally agree with H-K-J.  I have my RH at 85% and my Stilton never gets tacky due to the fact that I let it sit outside for a hour or so every day to breathe so to speak.

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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2013, 02:13:21 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions, but it really is not possibly to let it sit outside more than it already is, as it's sitting outside all the time. I age my cheeses in my cellar, not in a fridge-cave. I suppose i could carry it from the cellar and in to the house for an hour each day, but that seems to be a bit too much trouble to go through, if lowering the humidity for a period would do the trick for me. Anyway, it's only slightly tacky, which i subscribe to the geo. I've got another Caerphilly aging with a bit of geo, that has kind of the same feel to it. I  don't consider it a problem yet, but then again - i have a lot to learn about making and aging cheese  :o

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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2013, 02:58:38 PM »
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it really is not possibly to let it sit outside more than it already is, as it's sitting outside all the time. I age my cheeses in my cellar, not in a fridge-cave.
Makes total sense to me LOL :-[
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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2013, 11:15:20 PM »
Well at this point sofus it doesn't look anywhere near as scary as mine! LOL

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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2013, 02:50:34 PM »
Pierced the cheese this evening. I dropped the humidity in the cave to the low eighties a few days ago, and the surface of the cheese is now nice and dry. The indside felt creamy and the few crumbles that stuck to my piercing tool tasted exquisite. I have placed the cheese back in the cave with an inverted tub over, to protect the cheese from unwanted mould infections until the PR is growing properly in the holes.


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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2013, 04:12:08 PM »
Looking great!!! ;)

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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2013, 04:16:54 PM »
Lookin really good ;D the inerds look nice an creamy 8)
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Re: Stilton in the make
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2013, 09:35:43 AM »
Looks great!  I will be piercing mine soon as well!