afternoon Cheese Head
Is the base made from a clear piece of hand cut plexiglass and roughly how thick?
Do you have the same thing for a follower?
Do you fold the cheesecloth over the cheese curds or place follower first and then fold cloth or just leave cloth hanging over sides while pressing?
On pictures above with smaller mold you've had up to two 10 kg/22 lb boxes of water as weights, do you think that weight would shear off your three small 1/4"/0.5 cm dowels that hold the base above the expressed whey?
When you use it for first time, let us know if th plexglass weight bows under all that weight on the curds and you get a slightly rounded cheese .
yes the base in 1/4 " clear plexi, the follower is the same but without holes.
the curds are put into the mold with the cloth already in. after the curds are put in the cloth goes over then the follower
as of yet have never sheared off the dowels, can't imagine that happening but you never know.
have already used the mold twice and the plexi stays flat as a pancake. check out the photo of the caraway gouda in the making cheeese forum
hope that helps some