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Ripening Rack - From Fromagex.com
« on: September 03, 2009, 06:15:22 PM »
http://www.fromagex.com/product_info.php?products_id=1031

if the link doesn't work, go to fromagex and click under clearance, misc.


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Re: Ripening Rack - From Fromagex.com
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 07:54:13 PM »
've actually been looking at those. A few would be nice.

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Re: Ripening Rack - From Fromagex.com
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 08:16:19 PM »
Is there a problem with placing some wheels of cheese on an aluminum pizza pan to age?
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Re: Ripening Rack - From Fromagex.com
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 08:43:12 PM »
Small, home scale it's fine.  I think they would last you quite a while if you cared for them properly.  Racks like these are made of s.s. because our caustic baths would dissolve aluminum pretty quickly and aluminum would just be too delicate when the workers are throwing things around.  The guys on the floor can be very, very rough on equipment.


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Re: Ripening Rack - From Fromagex.com
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009, 07:12:25 AM »
Also, many people are allergic to aluminum, which will get absorbed into the cheese a bit.  I believe you hope to sell cheese someday, don't you, Wayne?  Then you'd definitely want to avoid aluminum.


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Re: Ripening Rack - From Fromagex.com
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009, 07:30:49 AM »
thanks, good feedback. 

I only used aluminum as I had it laying around.
I just cannot bring myself to putting cheese right on the bare refridgerator racks.
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Re: Ripening Rack - From Fromagex.com
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2009, 06:05:07 PM »
Maybe you could pick up some small cheap cutting boards at a "dollar" discount store somewhere and put those under your cheeses. Aluminum is not only an allergen, it is linked to other health problems as well. Cheese is somewhat acidic - it might dissolve and absorb a lot more of the aluminum than a pizza crust.

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Re: Ripening Rack - From Fromagex.com
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2009, 06:14:33 PM »
I lay cheese mats on the shelf then put the cheese on top. Keeps the big lines out of the cheeses also.

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Re: Ripening Rack - From Fromagex.com
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009, 11:46:08 AM »
I have been very happy with my heavy duty plastic racks fom Dairy Connection here :

http://www.dairyconnection.com/equipment.htm
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