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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2013, 07:29:24 PM »
Had a peek at this before going to work this morning and it's covering very nicely on the sides.  I'm loving this make. ;D
« Last Edit: January 06, 2013, 02:37:31 PM by Al Lewis »


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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2013, 08:24:05 PM »
Very nice Al. Still planing my next make.

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2013, 10:20:43 PM »
That certainly is looking good. It should keep you in blue cheese for days.   A)
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2013, 03:20:30 AM »
That certainly is looking good. It should keep you in blue cheese for days.   A)

Yes it will but that's a ways down the road yet. ::)
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2013, 07:31:01 PM »
Well it's day 10 and I think this baby may be in the cave tomorrow.


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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2013, 08:18:51 PM »
Looks nice AL :o I may have to make a double batch, Just gottuh figure a way to do it ::)
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2013, 08:57:21 PM »
Well I found that doing a four gallon and a two gallon was very easy.  Just half the recipe for the 2 which was a lot easier than trying to measure out stuff for two threes.  Once I had taken care of draining the 2 gallon it was easy to do the four gallon and then mix the curds together in one pot, the smaller of the two.  Then just treat it like the recipe calls for as if it were one all of the time. ;)
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2013, 09:18:00 PM »
I am thinkin of makin an 8 gallon batch :P
That would mean one long day of cheese making, that would Shirley ( ;)) fill up my SS mold
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2013, 09:33:22 PM »
That is very fancy! Someone has been spoilt...  ;D
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2013, 09:44:09 PM »
I am thinkin of makin an 8 gallon batch :P
That would mean one long day of cheese making, that would Shirley ( ;)) fill up my SS mold


That's the spirit!!  The bigger the better, as far as I'm concerned, as I hate waiting that long for something unless it's going to last.

That is very fancy! Someone has been spoilt...  ;D


No doubt I've been lucky when it comes to stiltons. ;D


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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2013, 12:58:51 PM »
Few days in the cave and the outer crust is forming nicely.  Should be ready for piercing around the 1st of February.
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2013, 05:15:56 PM »
What are you using for a cave?

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2013, 05:43:27 PM »
This, 7 cubic foot upright freezer by Igloo.  Got it at Best Buy and added a Johnson Controls analog thermostat.  Even with the thermometer/hygrometer it was all under $250.00 and it maintains a RH of 85% all on its own.

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2013, 06:06:32 PM »
That is a great idea Al and lots of room. Do you know the model of the thermostat or do you go by the temperature range?

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2013, 06:39:34 PM »
That is a great idea Al and lots of room. Do you know the model of the thermostat or do you go by the temperature range?

TIA John