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H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« on: October 31, 2017, 09:03:21 PM »
Finally decided to make a new blue, How we have missed them. :'(
It has been over 2 1/2 years since we made a batch, we were not going to make anything until I figured out the problem with my clean break :-[
We found the milk and found the problem #1. crappy milk, #2. tweaked the rennet.
I also cut the curd to 1 inch made the curd just a little dryer and looks and feels firmer in the hoop.
The volume of curd is much higher than any of the other blues we have made.
Had to give a slight hand press and pile it up just to get it in the mold, it has only dropped about an inch from the top of the mold instead of the 2 1/2 or more we usually have
 I was so happy how the make went, all the way to the hoop ;D
now lets see the blue
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 11:35:46 AM »
About time! LOL  Looking great!  Looks like you haven't lost the touch! ;D
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 01:47:26 PM »
Hey we got BLUE 8)
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 07:55:41 PM »
Yay! A new blue cheese post from you!
Love the hoop! *envious
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 08:29:38 PM »
Thanks Ann :)
I think we will be smoothing this tomorrow ;D Got BLUE??
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 03:34:44 PM »
Well it's certainly blue!!! ;D
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 06:24:43 PM »
Oh it's going to be a Glorious Blue. Have a cheese from me while waiting.  Interested in seeing "Whipping Cream" in the photos, is that still just pure cream?

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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 08:14:51 PM »
Oh it's going to be a Glorious Blue. Have a cheese from me while waiting.  Interested in seeing "Whipping Cream" in the photos, is that still just pure cream?
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its all I can get that isn't ultra P/H so that's what I used and so far so good ;)
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 08:32:29 PM »
We smoothed it up.
this is one of the bluest we have had, it really has a lot of color for being in the mold 5 days ;D
the aroma is very pleasant at the moment, pretty sure that will change :o
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2017, 09:39:25 AM »
Oh it's going to be a Glorious Blue. Have a cheese from me while waiting.  Interested in seeing "Whipping Cream" in the photos, is that still just pure cream?

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  That's what you would call "heavy cream".  Apparently they feel a need to post it's normal use over here. LOL  Harold have a cheese from me for that outstanding Stilton.
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2017, 09:48:52 AM »
Thank you for the cheese guys,  ;D
everything is going smooth ( ;) ) so far ^-^
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 10:07:22 AM »
Wow, blue in 3 days?! Amazing. Impressive. 8)

I had to laugh at the ingenuity in using the yardstick propped between the cabinet door hinges. Here's a cheese for that cleverness and for your return to your blues mastery. ;)

Thanks for posting all of the pics of your process.

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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2017, 02:29:29 PM »
Yep... The rules between the doors is inspirational.

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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2017, 05:31:54 PM »
Thanks guys
I didn't load up my bar stools when we moved here (ya that made the wife happy ::) )I like this better anyway. Besides, I couldn't figure out how to rig it to the ceiling.
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Re: H-K-J's Stiltonesqe #9
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2017, 10:17:11 AM »
And as the blue turns, 3 different days,
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