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H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« on: January 21, 2013, 10:58:08 AM »
Made this yesterday, went fairly well just a few stress points, some things turned out different.
One thing I personally changed was curd size cut, wanted more moisture in this one and cut the curd larger.
Now on the other hand mother nature changed the house temp, outside temp, RH, which in turn changed heating times, cook time and who knows what else.
After cooking, draining, milling and salting the curd seemed dryer almost reminiscent of my first Swiss that fell apart.
But everything turned out in the finale pressing, knit look's good and I believe we got more cheese.
All in all we can deal with it, one good thing, we'll know in 3 or 4 weeks instead of months ;D
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 08:34:45 AM by H-K-J »
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 11:22:14 AM »
HI H-K-J,

You can also increase the floc time from 3X to 3.5X, or even 4X, to help get a moister result.  Often, longer floc and larger curd size go together, although there are exceptions.  I believe Dave has done this with caerphilly and has found this to be very much to his taste.

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 11:41:30 AM »
Thanks Jeff I guess I didn't add that I raised the flock time to 3.5 with the larger curd cut still not sure why it feels dryer than the first one :-\
I also didn't press over night with the heavier weight, only used 200 lbs at the follower (3.75 psi) for 8 hrs.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2013, 11:47:03 AM by H-K-J »
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 02:19:17 PM »
Hi H-K-J,

It will be interesting to see how this one turns out.  It looks like a really good make.  Well done.

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 03:17:42 PM »
It's exciting to me that your new cheese, just out of the press, already has it's own tape measure!   :D


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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 03:19:29 PM »
LOL ;D
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 07:26:03 PM »
Nice pictures!!!  Nice cheese too!!  Great job!! ;D

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 04:52:42 AM »
Puppy in the background!  Puppy in the background!   :)
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 06:56:00 AM »
That looks an awful lot like a cocker spaniel that used to own me!  Love cockers...

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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 10:39:09 AM »
Yes they own us, the b/w is Winston and the blond is Sandy ^-^
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 11:21:54 AM »
Beautiful dogs.  We use to have a Springer Spaniel wheen we first got married.  Amazing dog that was smart as a whip and loved everyone.  Last dog was a wolf hybrid and a very loving member of the family. 

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 04:48:52 AM »
Puppies in the foreground!  Puppies in the foreground!   :)   :)   :)
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 06:04:12 PM »
Little bit of a blue dusting on this today so did a nice wine brine wash.
Its 2 weeks old, looks and smells great :)
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 08:09:52 PM »
Big thumbs up to you on that one.  Looks fantastic.
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 08:28:50 PM »
Looking great!  Hope mine looks that good! :'(
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