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Hello. It's Damian from Coos Bay, Oregon.
« on: November 24, 2016, 11:27:26 AM »
Hello everyone!

Found this forum a couple weeks ago. Loving everything I've seen so far. Hopefully I'll have something to contribute beyond questions soon.

As for my experience, I made my first cheese, a Feta, back in early 2010. A short while later I made a sort of Colby but didn't have any where to age it but in a food container in the fridge with almost no humidity control. Both the Feta and the Colby came out edible, so  I'll take that as a win. Didn't make anything else as I really wanted to make the cheeses that require proper aging.

Fast forward 6 years, and I've got the bug again. Made another Feta to get back in the rhythm. Picked up the parts to make a small cave and I'm ready to make the cheeses I always wanted to. Got a Blue Stilton planned and will start it when the mould arrives. After that comes a Munster, Brie, Camembert, and anything that doesn't require pressing beyond a bucket with heavy things inside. I'll need a press at some point too.

Anyway, nice to meet you all.

Damian
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Re: Hello. It's Damian from Coos Bay, Oregon.
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 02:52:06 PM »
Welcome, Damian!
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Re: Hello. It's Damian from Coos Bay, Oregon.
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 07:30:50 PM »
Welcome Damian! New here too but I wish you the best. Your Blue Stilton sounds great. Here's to many more cheeses!

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Re: Hello. It's Damian from Coos Bay, Oregon.
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 02:29:42 PM »
Thanks for the warm wishes. Stilton is on hold as the order with the molds is being delayed. Nothing like 2 and a half weeks for a domestic order  :-\

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Re: Hello. It's Damian from Coos Bay, Oregon.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 03:23:23 PM »
Welcome to the forum... :)

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Re: Hello. It's Damian from Coos Bay, Oregon.
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2016, 06:46:02 PM »
Please to meet you Damian!  Partly because my Grandson's name is Damian, partly because we love new members here, and partly because I love your dunes!!!      https://www.facebook.com/al.lewis.372/videos/vb.1506946266/10207083483474617/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab
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Re: Hello. It's Damian from Coos Bay, Oregon.
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 01:06:00 AM »
I've actually only been to the dunes once since moving here. Not a huge fan of climbing in sand; oddly enough I prefer mud, which there is plenty of here. My favorite place is this one small beach south of Coos Bay on Cape Arago highway called Sunset Bay. My dog, a golden retriever, absolutely loves it! Plenty of surf, sand, and even a stream to run through. People wonder why I keep a stack of towels in the car and the seats are always sandy.

http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=70

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Re: Hello. It's Damian from Coos Bay, Oregon.
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 09:35:40 AM »
Nice place! :)

I also love the sea and have the same pile of towels in my car. ;) I bought a cheap plastic seat cover that I use after a swim.

:-) Danbo

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Re: Hello. It's Damian from Coos Bay, Oregon.
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2016, 11:46:25 AM »
Moved to Oregon a year ago last may.
took a drive to Coos bay and ended up at Sunset beach.
We loved it the dogs couldn't figure out the surf, very funny. ;D
It was a beautiful drive and beach ^-^

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Re: Hello. It's Damian from Coos Bay, Oregon.
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 09:30:22 PM »
Love your dogs. We had a black cooker spaniel named Misty when I was a kid. Great dog, but now that I have Mandy, I'll never have anything but goldens.