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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2013, 12:49:37 PM »
bb yer makin me blush (gauwrsh) ^-^

I finally found the video that gave me a lot of information on the smoothing and piercing plus other interesting fact's.

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2013, 05:15:13 PM »
I have to agree with bb, that HKJ was my inspiration also!  Your Stilton is looking great.  :)

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2013, 07:02:23 PM »
bb yer makin me blush (gauwrsh) ^-^

I finally found the video that gave me a lot of information on the smoothing and piercing plus other interesting fact's.

Stilton - The King of English Cheese


Thanks for sharing. It is amazing what will happen when you have a shot and stop warring isn't it.  Not necessarily in that order :)

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2013, 08:04:48 PM »
Great looking cheese!!! That's the same video I watched but I would have sworn she said to go bottom to top.  Must have been watching with my dyslexic eye. LOL

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2013, 09:34:42 AM »
That's the same video I watched but I would have sworn she said to go bottom to top.  Must have been watching with my dyslexic eye. LOL
I do that all the time Al LOL ;)
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2013, 03:43:09 PM »
I am now fighting RH, can't get it over 78%, placed a wet paper towel under it this morning (was 76% then) checked at 1:pm and wow 78%.
I stuck another damp towel in and will see what happen's cant get the blue growing unless it come up 10% more, Dang it!!
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2013, 06:09:51 PM »
Can you mist inside of the cooler with a spray bottle?

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2013, 03:58:19 PM »
This one is driving me nuts. the white mold is running rampant.
that has never happened before :-\
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2013, 05:36:03 PM »
Reminds me an awful lot like a forgotten cheddar I had in the back of my cave. Only thing you are missing is the linens   :)    That "cheddar" turned out very tasty, although it didnt taste like a cheddar, nor did it have the texture of a cheddar (and was much smaller than your stilton...a 1 lb make that was experimental)....it turned out more like a muenster than anything. 

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2013, 06:38:58 PM »
The PR will overcome!!  LOL  Works every time!! ;D

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2013, 05:09:35 PM »
Smelling good, looking different and ageing
3 weeks old today ^-^
Going to pierce next week :)
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #56 on: February 24, 2013, 06:02:56 PM »
Arent you supposed to pierce Stiltons at something like 10 days?  Given your success with these beauties I believe my next one will follow your make style, but I am interested in the late (apparently) piercing.

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #57 on: February 24, 2013, 06:45:56 PM »
On my last one I went 25 days till first piercing, so anytime within the next 4 or 5 days I think it should be alright :-\
OK maybe one or two days more, have a lot going on tomorrow and Tuesday so maybe Wednesday :P
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2013, 05:18:11 PM »
I have been thinking about changing the size of my piercing tool.
the attached picture has the skewer (top) that I have used on all of my Stilton's
I am thinking I want to use the stainless steel spoke (bottom), kind-of small, afraid the holes might become overgrown in a very short time.
does anyone know what size they use on a real Stilton? I know I have read on the forum, some where, there is a particular size, I just can't seem to find it.
So, I will keep looking, but if someone knows the size I should be piercing with, I would be appreciative :)
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2013, 05:37:08 PM »
H-K-J did you do a brine rind wash or have you?