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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2013, 06:52:32 PM »
Have to check into a couple of these.  I have cedar planks for cooking salmon but that's about it.  Sure we have plenty of fir and spruce up here.  I have 16, 150 foot firs in the backyard.  Another shopping item for the weekend. :o


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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2013, 07:07:04 PM »
16 150 ft firs? oo can I have them, I could make a house out of those...
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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2013, 01:54:47 PM »
Thanks Alp...great info.  I noticed my Jarlsberg is sweating fat (so now I know that's a good thing :-), so am wondering if it is appropriate to rub it with salt once in a while...would that be to keep any molds at bay?  After 6 days now in the warm period, it still looks and smells good, is not drying out, nor is it developing any molds.  Maybe I should just leave it be unless it starts to do something funky?

If one were to leave a brine-washed cheese (like my Fontina) out for 1-2 hours for air, it would totally dry out in my climate, which is about 20-25% humidity indoors.  So I'm guessing you mean to leave it out to "breath" first and then apply the wash just before putting back in the cave?  I have been washing and then letting it dry out before I put back in the cave, so I'm probably really drying out my rind TOO much  ???!

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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2013, 06:54:08 PM »
I may be expecting to much, yet my Elemental has no signs of PS growth after 3 days at around 73 to 75 deg f. looks great, smells great and is developing a nice looking rind. it has started to develop a nice slightly yellow color,
so, am I being impatient as usual?  :-\
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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2013, 07:12:56 PM »
Not sure.  Apparently there are different PS strains and some of them are low gas producing.  We may have the wrong ones.  Have to ask Alp which ones are best to blow up a cheese. :o


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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2013, 09:16:48 PM »
This sucks :P
I am going to look at what I have
just gettin disappointed DANG :(
« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 09:24:25 PM by H-K-J »
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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2013, 01:28:47 AM »
Yeah, I'm going to do a little more studying on this before I jump into anything.

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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2013, 02:25:45 AM »
This sucks :P
I am going to look at what I have
just gettin disappointed DANG :(

How long has it been warm aging? mine did practically nothing until about 2 1/2 weeks and then it swelled nicely.
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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2013, 09:34:25 AM »
my Elemental has no signs of PS growth after 3 days
Yeah, you want to wait a bit for the PS bacteria in your Elemental (sic) to propagate. Soon as you get a PS flashmob going, they should start belching out the CO2. We can be talking weeks here, not days.

I may be expecting to much, am I being impatient as usual?  :-\
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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2013, 10:32:15 AM »
OK,OK, I'll quit whining now ::) ;)
« Last Edit: March 28, 2013, 10:49:11 AM by H-K-J »
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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2013, 11:05:21 AM »
OK,OK, I'll quit winning now ::) ;)

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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2013, 08:12:50 AM »
I think he meant "whining". ???   Hey, you knew that! :P

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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2013, 08:09:49 PM »
The first pix is before wash, then after wash 8)
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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2013, 12:39:50 AM »
Some smear going on there.  Well done.

From what I've read, doesn't the swelling take a couple weeks normally?

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Re: H-K-J' 3rd Emmental (with eye's?)
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2013, 09:15:23 AM »
Sweet!!  Give it four weeks or so and it will be nice and bloated!! ;D