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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2012, 07:43:52 AM »
I have another question, my jarlsberg and emmenthal are now newly vacuumpacked again and i wonder if it would be ok in terms of continued aging if i packed them in quartered wheels and vacuum pack them?
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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2012, 09:04:01 AM »
I dont think I would 1/4 it I am, trying to keep my Emmental in one piece for as long as I can ::)
When I cut it, I will ct in half re-vacuum pack 1/2, and one of the 1/4 and eat the open 1/4 :P
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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2012, 09:12:17 AM »
I dont think I would 1/4 it I am, trying to keep my Emmental in one piece for as long as I can ::)
When I cut it, I will ct in half re-vacuum pack 1/2, and one of the 1/4 and eat the open 1/4 :P

Thank you sure makes sense, and would do the same in terms of cutting ... i am wondering is the aging still going on well once it was cut ? my emmenthal is now 4 weeks after the "swelling period" i started making it 31st october my plan to cut and vacuum would be in 2 weeks time....

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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2012, 09:32:03 AM »
Mine was started on the 3rd of November, so I am in the same time line as you, but I want to age somewhat longer.
I haven't bagged it yet, still washing it with the wine brine once a week (or 10 days)
I have not made up my mind as to when I will bag, I am thinking sooner than later though ^-^
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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2012, 09:48:57 AM »
I'm with you H-K-J.  I did mine on 11 November and have been using the wine/salt wash to keep molds off of the rind.  I did, initially, put two coats of olive oil on mine to develop the rind which is very nice now. Don't have any plans of bagging it although I may wax it as I did my Jarlsberg.


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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2012, 09:52:37 AM »
Al, I wont wax mine, don't have any wax :-\ I really don't want the mess, bagging seems to work for me (so far anyway)
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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2012, 10:00:05 AM »
I have bagged mine after cutting them but when I started this the wife had an old cooker (see pic) that she wasn't using so she donated it to the cause.  I was concerned about melting wax and the possibility of fire but this cooker has a thermostat and if I set it to warm it melts the wax perfectly.  Also, I've put plenty of wax into the pot to get it deep and make it very easy to dip the wheels one side at a time.  Just have to chill them first.  Works, and looks, great.

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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2012, 10:27:18 AM »
great Idea Al, I'm gonna have to buy the wife a new fryer so I can use her old one :-X
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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2012, 10:28:55 AM »
One thing to note.  Once you turn it off you aren't getting that glass lid off for anything until you melt the wax again.  LOL

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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2012, 10:34:34 AM »
One thing to note.  Once you turn it off you aren't getting that glass lid off for anything until you melt the wax again.  LOL

That sounds like a good thing. Keeps the wax clean.  :)
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Re: vacuum aging - emmenthal
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2012, 10:42:05 AM »
Oh it's great, unless you want to open it up to put another block of wax in.  Then you'll have to wait for the rest to melt. Ask me how I know this.  LOL