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Stinky's Tilsit #1
« on: February 21, 2015, 04:21:13 PM »
Decided to make a Tilsit! Used Boofer's recipe, sort of, kind of. We'll see what this turns into.

2/20/15

8:09 2 gallons whole P/H milk, added cultures. On a thought, that maybe they rehydrate while I heat up the milk, and then work better? A lot of my cheeses don't seem to have been acidic enough.
8:33 Reached 99º F, put in sink of cold water.
9:06 Cooled to 92ºF, started ripening. Ordinarily, I'd do the whole 45 minutes to an hour, but I was unsure because the cultures might have been working while I let the milk cool off.
9:40 Added CaCl and rennet, diluted in milky water
10:22 Cut curds to 1 inch
10:33 Stirred for 28 minutes.
11:01 Removed about 30 ladlefuls of whey, stirred for ten minutes
11:12 Added 120ºF water to 100º F, stirred
11:42 Drained
11:47 Pressed with 10 lb.
12:45 Flipped, 20 lb. Now looking at Tilsit again, I've realized that it normally isn't pressed very hard. So I compensated by doing it for shorter, also because pH oh this was a confusing period.
1:21 Flipped, 20 lb.
3:28 Flipped, 30 lb. (I was exercising and needed ten pound weights more than 15 lbers.) PH was around 5.3?
And around 4:30 Removed from press, brined for 5 hours.

Aging for maybe 2 months? We'll see.
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Re: Stinky's Tilsit #1
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 02:29:35 AM »
Nice! Have a cheese... :-)

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Re: Stinky's Tilsit #1
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 10:03:12 PM »
Thank you!

Day 2...
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Re: Stinky's Tilsit #1
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 10:20:07 AM »
Aaaand Day 3 (gettin' linens!).
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Re: Stinky's Tilsit #1
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 11:14:57 AM »
Looking great!!  Not sure those are linens.  I believe, could be totally wrong, that linens are red-orange.  AC4U for a great looking cheese though! :D

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Re: Stinky's Tilsit #1
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 02:11:42 PM »
The yellow is just dryish cheese, but you can see pink on top of the cheese.
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Re: Stinky's Tilsit #1
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2015, 08:48:44 AM »
Day 4...
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Re: Stinky's Tilsit #1
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2015, 08:49:33 AM »
And Day 5!
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Re: Stinky's Tilsit #1
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2015, 10:24:49 AM »
Looking good! :-)