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Offline Al Lewis

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First Bries of the New Year
« on: January 02, 2014, 01:34:11 PM »
Well these are the first triple cream bries I'll have in the New Year.  Wrapped and aging beautifully in my cave.


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Re: First Bries of the New Year
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 01:41:06 PM »
Very pretty Al!  How long til you open and cut?  You don't put them in the regular fridge (38 degrees) after wrapping, huh?  Ages more quickly in the cave, right?

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Re: First Bries of the New Year
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 01:47:45 PM »
These are thicker than most. After wrapping I usually let them sit in the cave for 2 weeks before refrigerating.  That seems to be a good formula for success for me.  ;)

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Re: First Bries of the New Year
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 01:53:26 PM »
Hmm, I might have to try that.  The last mini-brie's I made were way too thick...I probably should have done that with those.  Still hoping they will turn out okay though.  Maybe I should age them out closer to 6 weeks.

How long will these age before opening up?
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Re: First Bries of the New Year
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 01:55:53 PM »
I usually just age them until they feel nice and soft.  Whatever that takes.


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Re: First Bries of the New Year
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 02:34:45 PM »
Hey Al, just noticed you're from Port Orchard!  I'm from Poulsbo (best bakery around!)...was just there visiting the folks & brother over Christmas  ;D! My bro lived in Port Orchard for many years (now in Bremerton).  I miss the cloudy days and rain...and the bakery too  :'(.
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Re: First Bries of the New Year
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 02:56:21 PM »
Hey Al, just noticed you're from Port Orchard!  I'm from Poulsbo (best bakery around!)...was just there visiting the folks & brother over Christmas  ;D! My bro lived in Port Orchard for many years (now in Bremerton).  I miss the cloudy days and rain...and the bakery too  :'(.

I don't!!  LOL  I work at the shipyard in Bremerton and have lived in Port Orchard since retiring from the Air Force in '96.

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Re: First Bries of the New Year
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2014, 11:31:22 PM »
Well three more in the cave.  These things are in huge demand from my friends.