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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2014, 09:30:23 AM »
That interior bluing looks awesome!!  That thing is going to be great!  A cheese to you my friend for you continued great work. ;D
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2014, 12:15:03 PM »
my mouth is watering while I look at the photos, great looking cheese, thank you for the measurement, I think my SS mold is just about the length/height and it is 6" diameter.   
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2014, 01:14:15 PM »
I do believe this new PR is allot better than my old stuff  :o
The first 2 pix was taken last evening and the next 2 are 15 hours later :P
the smell of this PR is much stronger than any Stilton we have made,
I may be finding out what others have said was to strong of PR. 8)

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2014, 01:45:01 PM »
Which one did you use this time?  Be interested to see if it's teh same as the one I bought.
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2014, 02:00:31 PM »
I have bought both of mine from Steve, the Cheese maker they are PR/PV
I got the first one in December of 2011,
I got the new one a couple months ago, they seem to be totally different, as far as make, and smell of the cheese,
this cheese jumps out and bites before you can bite it back and it is not 2 full weeks old :o

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2014, 02:02:22 PM »
Yeah but which strain did you buy?  LOL
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2014, 02:08:49 PM »
UUummmmmm, PV? :-\

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2014, 02:12:40 PM »
Well they have PV and PA.  I think I have PA already but would have to check at home.  It's supposed to be the stronger of the two but PV is, I believe faster.
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2014, 02:25:00 PM »
Here's what the cheese maker say's
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PV strain:  Very fast growing blue culture with strong tolerance to salt. Used to make Blue cheese including Danablu, Roquefort and strong Gorgonzola. Characteristic properties are the very piquant aroma and a very good creamy consistency. The 2.5 dose packet will make approximately 300 4 in.(11cm) Blue cheeses. Use 1/32nd-1/16th tsp.(.14g-.07g) for 1-5 gal.(3.75liters-19 liters) of milk. You will also need to use Mesophilic Starter and Rennet.
 
PA Strain: Medium-fast growing blue culture used to make a milder Blue cheese including Roquefort.Characteristic properties are the very piquant aroma and a slighty tough consistency, longer shelf life; excellent for hard blue cheese. The 2.5 packet will make approximately 300 4 in.(11cm) Blue cheeses. Use 1/32nd-1/16th tsp.(.14g-.07g) for 1-5 gal.(3.75liters-19 liters) of milk. You will also need to use either Mesophilic or Thermophilic Starter and Rennet.

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2014, 02:26:48 PM »
Yeah, we both have the PV.  I was thinking about trying the PA this time around. :o
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2014, 02:57:24 PM »
After reading the description's above, I don't know but now I am wondering if my first PR/PV was marked wrong??

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2014, 03:27:48 PM »
I know mine took off really quick when I used it.
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2014, 05:07:26 PM »
Al, did you get that blue/tang/bite smell when they are this young?
this is a first for us ???

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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2014, 05:09:24 PM »
Yep, ended up tossing the one I made before Christmas.  Didn't turn out good at all.  I need to dry this next one a lot more.  Go back to my 6 gallon make and repeat that.
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Re: H-K-J's #5 5 gallon Stilton
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2014, 05:11:21 PM »
What made you toss it??
That's just not right :'(