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My second Stilton
« on: February 07, 2013, 08:03:33 PM »
I made my second Stilton last weekend and here are a couple of pictures of the making and today ready for the cave.

Ops named the first and second files wrong.

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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 08:43:53 PM »
They look really good! Well done!

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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 11:36:41 PM »
Are you going to smooth the sides?

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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 05:23:35 AM »
Thanks bbracken677 .

Yes Al I did smooth the sides before putting it in the cave. I have been using the 200 cheese recipes that calls for no cutting but a light press ( I did 10lbs for 8 hours). I think I will try cutting the curd next time as the curd seemed fairly dry this time.

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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 09:31:39 AM »
Are you going to smooth the sides?


As stated I had smoothed the Stilton but was not happy with it. Thanks again to H-K-J  for posting his smoothing video, I realised I was being to gentle with it. All the other examples I had seen seemed soft and creamy when smoothed (I would call it more of a scraping to flaten) and then it would become creamy and seal all the openings. 

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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 11:50:54 AM »
Opsss forgot the picture after smoothing.

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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 12:24:36 PM »
this was how I was smoothing mine up before :-[
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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 01:06:31 PM »
That is the way I did it as well. At first glance it appears your SS mould has far less holes then my plastic mould, I wonder if it would retain more liquid keeping it softer? Just thinking out loud.

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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 01:30:24 PM »
I can't say if that is the case, I used to use this for a mold and used cheese cloth inside to hold the curd,
the cheese cloth wicked away more whey from the cheese yet they were still quite moist and I still rubbed them
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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 02:21:19 PM »
My Stilton at 16 days and all 3 are very different.

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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 03:18:33 PM »
LOL love the video H!

I like that method as opposed to using a knife. You could say it's more "hands on"   :)

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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 03:37:38 PM »
Yes, much more hands on ::) bb

Shotski, seeing these has alleviated some of the fears I have been having about my new one.
the one on the far right is looking quite a bit like mine.
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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2013, 04:15:58 PM »
The 2 smaller ones are in the same container but the larger one I have not been able to get the RH up over 70ish. I did read some where today that PR needs higher humidity to grow.

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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2013, 05:11:25 PM »
That is what's happening with mine, finally got it up to 85%, trying for 90%
I'll see what it says tonight, has been a real chore gettin it up this time for some reason ??? 
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Re: My second Stilton
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 05:14:41 AM »
H-K-J, you have taken this forum to new heights.  I mean, we're always talking about petting our cams, but this is the first time I've ever seen anyone pet a Stilton!  A cheese to you for my smile of the morning.   8)
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