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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2013, 05:23:27 PM »
You can see the blue veining now  ;D
it smells wonderful 8)
 
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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2013, 12:49:16 AM »
Looking good.  I think this will be a real treat.  Nice job.

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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2013, 11:02:12 AM »
Looking great buddy!!  I did a 4 gallon make yesterday.  Hope it turns out as good as yours. ;D
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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2013, 11:30:53 AM »
Thanks guys :), I have to say my sweetheart has been takin excellent care of this while I have been in Teton park ^-^
every once in awhile I can get Wifi up there but only for a few minutes, can't upload or download pix untill I get home on the weekends, I do try to keep up  with what is going on on the forum, headed back in 4 hours :P
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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2013, 11:43:45 AM »
You too!!  Stay safe and enjoy all of that beautiful scenery!! :)


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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2013, 06:36:49 PM »
I'm HERE :-\
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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2013, 07:39:52 AM »
I have had good luck with This recipe   Pav says "Salt the curds at a rate of 2 tsp per gallon milk." 



I was wanting to make another blue and I've not done a stilton.  Checked out the recipe in your link and thought I'd give it a twirl.  Made a 2 gal. batch and used MM100 (doesn't have the LM like the recommended Aroma B but it's the closest thing I had).  All went well and I just now packed the mold.  Here's my baby stilt' before the first flip:

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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2013, 08:11:47 AM »
Looks good, John.  That will help re-establish the flora in your cave after the sanitizing you gave it. 

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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2013, 09:01:05 AM »
I'll put this in a minicave.  I run an ionizer in the main cave to prevent surface mold.  For my blues and bloomies I use a mini-cave to isolate them and grow the desirable surface mold.

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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2013, 09:46:38 AM »
I always have to open the mini cave a bit to keep the humidity down.  So now other cheeses in the cave have a tendency to blue.  Having flora in the cave isn't necessarily a bad thing if you have introduced them intentionally. 

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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2013, 08:06:06 AM »
That's my bad - I'm still learning proper forum etiquette  A).  I  do have another question concerning my 1st Stilton but will post separately.  Thanks.

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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2013, 06:36:48 PM »
Well H-K-J mine came out a little thin but, after 5 days it's turning the right color. :o  I like the proportions of yours better.

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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2013, 03:38:05 PM »
After working 10 strait days of 10 and 12 hours I finally got to come home ;D
this Stilton is very different than any I have made looks golden with some blue marbling smells great!!
it does need piercing again (I will do that today)
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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2013, 06:07:38 PM »
What do you suppose is causing the nice yellow color?  Mine is doing the same exact thing (it doesn't look as "golden" in the photos as in real life).  Now that I washed it it smells great again.  I don't really have a rampant case of B. Linens in the particular cave I keep it in plus I also keep a bowl over it to keep the PR on it's own playground.  Oh well, it looks purty anyway.  I'm dying to cut into mine......only six - eight more weeks.

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Re: H-K-J's #3 5 gal Stilton w/slurry
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2013, 07:01:59 PM »
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What do you suppose is causing the nice yellow color?
I have no clue why this went in this direction all of my Stiltons have been blue and always in a good way,
this one smells wonderful and has no mold problems at all, just soooo different from the other's I have made.
I have never washed or brushed any of them. I pierced this a little over a week ago for the second time,
I have pix's of the piercing , but no newer pix's of the color, will get some when I get home this weekend (if I get it off)
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