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H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« on: March 16, 2014, 04:27:45 PM »
Made another Stilton using Raw milk and 3 pints pasteurized heavy cream.
Not to happy about the volume of cheese I got out of $45. of milk and cream, I have had better from whole pasteurized.
anyway the make went well. made a few changes to this one (as usual).
I think/hope this one will have more veining when its done, used some new PR-PV, added just a titch more than usual :o
we will see how blue it is in 3 to 5 day's.
didn't take many pix, just for you who want to see.
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 08:25:43 AM »
Looking good. Just in the process of making 2 stiltons out of 3 gallons of milk unfortunately not unpasteurized not allowed here.

My other two that I made a month ago seem to be ageing well this time thanks to your help and Caldwells book  :D

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 09:09:55 AM »
Beautiful job!  Promises to be a great cheese.  Looking forward to seeing it cut.   ;D
« Last Edit: March 17, 2014, 04:10:58 PM by Al Lewis »

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 02:00:34 PM »
Wonderful job really looking forward to seeing this out of the hoop and starting to mature, I cheese to you :)
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 10:48:47 AM »
Hey thanks for the cheese Matthew.
It has been in the mold for 4 days and no sign of blue :-\
I have yet to have one take this long, weird?
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 11:27:37 AM »
Mine always shows up on the fifth morning. ;D
« Last Edit: March 20, 2014, 11:29:20 AM by Al Lewis »

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 12:56:10 PM »
Al, went back through some of my pix and it is doing just fine ???
always get antsee about now LOL ;)
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2014, 03:04:16 PM »
OK, OK settle down ::)

Day five (as usual) will smooth it tomorrow 8)
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2014, 03:47:52 PM »
Nice looking cheese.  :)

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2014, 04:00:08 PM »
Looking great when you planning to pierce it?
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2014, 04:18:47 PM »
If I remember right in 10 or 12 days
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2014, 05:01:15 PM »
Should have some great bluing with all if those great crevices in there.  I REALLY need to do another 6 pounder.  I love the stuff.

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2014, 07:57:43 PM »
Tomorrow should be supising ;D
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2014, 06:33:29 AM »
very nice looking so far thanks for the photos. If you don't mind, would you share the height, and diameter of your stainless steel cheese mold? I have a similar stainless steel mold and wonder if I could use it for a 4 or 5 gallon make.
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2014, 04:31:10 PM »
I wonder what happened to a reply to your question I put here this morning?
anyway the hoop is 9" tall and 6" diameter.
I smoothed this up this afternoon, turned out very nice. like I said at the first we didn't get the volume as we had before.
it is a 1/2# light and an inch short compared to previous makes, lots of PR growing crevices though. it will be interesting to see how the interior
turns out this time :)
« Last Edit: March 21, 2014, 05:06:39 PM by H-K-J »
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