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H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« on: February 03, 2013, 01:38:56 PM »
OH the smell of a new Stilton,
I used some FD in this one and did the 8 hour light press before milling and salting.
It is in the hoop and bein flipped, MMMmmmmmmm!!!! ^-^ :) :D ;D 8)
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 02:43:26 PM »
Looks really good so far...best of luck! I have 2 in the cave. One done right and the other that I attempted to apply a light press to eliminate some of the voids and left it in the press inadvertently for a looong time. I suspect that one is just going to be a white stilton with the wild rind lol

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 02:49:54 PM »
Very nice H-K-J

I did a 10lb press on mine for about 8 hours. How much weight did you use for 10 hours?

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 03:00:53 PM »
Looking great buddy!!!  Hey, the gaps go away by themselves, no need to press! LOL

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 04:08:43 PM »
Very nice H-K-J
I did a 10lb press on mine for about 8 hours. How much weight did you use for 10 hours?
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I use 8 to 9 lbs of flat bar, the flat bar stays on top of the cutting board, no need to watch other than a little centering at first.
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 05:11:12 PM »
After 16 hours it has lost some height about 3/4 in.
But man this sure smells Goooooooood!  ^-^
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 05:30:30 PM »
Looks good too!!! ;D

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 06:55:19 PM »
I will be stepping up to a large one for my second.  Curiously, what were your ph targets?

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 07:28:10 PM »
Is that all of the curd from the 5 gallon batch in the first mould picture and what are the dimensions of the mould?

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 09:29:10 PM »
6" x 9 1/2"
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 09:51:32 PM »
thanks, just trying to get a feel for the differant size hoops needed for differant volumes.

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 06:03:17 PM »
I don't know, I have been thinkin about a smoked Stilton :o
Not sayin I would do this one, but maybe a 2 or 3 gallon make just to check it out ???
HHHHmmmmmm????
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 07:20:14 PM »
Thinking about buying a new smoker this weekend, or tomorrow, so I can make salami.  Know anything about MasterForge?  I'm looking at an electric one that goes down to 100F so I can smoke cheese and cold smoke hams and Cotta Salami.

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 01:04:12 PM »
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Know anything about Master Forge?
Nope I haven't checked them out.

Today is day five of flipping so I will be smoothing this over later today,
going to try the knife thing I think I found the perfect one to do this with.
It has started to get some blue in the little cracks 8)
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2013, 01:14:13 PM »
I don't know, I have been thinkin about a smoked Stilton :o
Not sayin I would do this one, but maybe a 2 or 3 gallon make just to check it out ???
HHHHmmmmmm????

Have you tried the Salem Smokehaus blue? I am not usually into smoked cheese, but I like this one. The strength of the blue holds up to the smoke. I bet it depends what wood you use. I think Smokehaus is cold smoked with applewood.