Author Topic: Hit a "Brick" Wall  (Read 1366 times)

Offline Boofer

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Re: Hit a "Brick" Wall
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2013, 08:43:29 AM »
I washed this one with 18% brine as well, albeit a different batch with some linens pinched in.  I think that is where the problem lies.
I think you've solved this problem. Wow, 18% wash! It's almost like you're continuing to brine it week over week. :o

I had some small (400g) Port Salut cheeses that I washed with 3% brine, but that resulted in a cheese with a higher salt level than I enjoy because the cheese was so small and the salt just got right in there. The washing was after I had brined it to schedule. My Port Salut also shows the results of removing the linens.

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Offline JeffHamm

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Re: Hit a "Brick" Wall
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2013, 01:20:36 PM »
And here's a link to my first Tomme, which I did as a washed rind and it split too : http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php/topic,9949.0.html  I followed Boofer's advice and washed the linens off at one point.  This was a big hit here in my house.  Should try and do this again.

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