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H-K-J's 6th Caerphilly
« on: January 08, 2014, 09:18:41 PM »
Made this six weeks ago, I was having so much trouble with store bought milk I just didn't want to post till I saw how it was going to work out :-[
I thought I was loosing my ability to make one work, This one is coming along nicely 8)

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Re: H-K-J's 6th Caerphilly
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 09:26:55 PM »
That is looking lovely. It's quite shiny in the later photos. Are you washing it, or is that cream coating?

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Re: H-K-J's 6th Caerphilly
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 09:52:13 PM »
My wife and I have become accustomed to a wine brine wash, the rind is much more appealing, also not as scary lookin ;)

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Re: H-K-J's 6th Caerphilly
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 12:58:31 AM »
That's looking very nice.  A wine wash on it would be interesting.  Looking forward to the tasting notes.  How long are you planning on aging it?

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Re: H-K-J's 6th Caerphilly
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 01:25:58 AM »
I'm curious about the wine wash too! I'm planning on trying something similar soon. I've had my eye on some Pumpkin Ale since last Fall. Been wanting to try a wash with it, but I didn't have a cave at the time.

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Re: H-K-J's 6th Caerphilly
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 09:37:58 AM »
Hi Jeff, Spoons,
The wash I have been using has 1/2 cup wine (we use what ever we have on hand this one was a dry white)
1+ cup water & 1 Tbs. Morton pickling salt.
Actually we have washed all of our Caerphilly's, as some do know, I always have a Stilton in the house somewhere ;D
The PR gets on my other cheeses no matter how hard I try to keep them at bay.
The wine wash does a fantastic job of keeping the blues away, the rind has been eatable on them all. although I had one that we didn't care for, we just cut it off, the dogs enjoyed it ;)
I have this in my cold room (55 to 60 deg.f) in a cake saver, slightly open, it will stay here until I need the cheese or if I need the space, I will then vacuum bag at cutting time or when we need the space, then off to the cheese cave.
I have a Caerphilly (partial fail) in the cave now, so this one may age out a couple more months bagged or not ^-^

H-K-J

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Re: H-K-J's 6th Caerphilly
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014, 11:58:08 AM »
The PR gets on my other cheeses no matter how hard I try to keep them at bay.
The wine wash does a fantastic job of keeping the blues away, the rind has been eatable on them all. although I had one that we didn't care for, we just cut it off, the dogs enjoyed it ;)
H-K-J

Oh wow, now this I have to try! A cheese for you for your successful wash recipe/mix and sharing it with us  :)

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Re: H-K-J's 6th Caerphilly
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014, 04:20:06 PM »
Beautiful cheese!!
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