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Re: Cheddar - What cultures to use?
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2015, 11:55:56 PM »
Thanks Mal. I'll see how this one progresses, but I found it much easier and cleaner than wax despite lard being involved. The bees wax impregnated cloth sounds interesting, but yeah pretty expensive. How much do you think you'd need for one of your standard cheddars?

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Re: Cheddar - What cultures to use?
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2015, 12:42:07 AM »
That a bit of an unknown at the moment but seeing as the melting point is relatively low it might be as easy as doing a 'Plaster Cast'.  Might see what I can dig up at the markets on the weekend.

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Re: Cheddar - What cultures to use?
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2015, 05:26:41 AM »
Be sure to let us know what you find out.

There are some spots of mould starting. I'm still flipping and rotating twice a day at the moment. See photo below of how it presently looks.

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Re: Cheddar - What cultures to use?
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2015, 02:43:34 AM »
Here's another photo update. It's looking okay at the moment.

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Re: Cheddar - What cultures to use?
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2015, 07:44:41 PM »
Lookin Good Shane..  Cheese fridge maintenance day today..

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Re: Cheddar - What cultures to use?
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2015, 10:12:01 PM »
Thanks Mal. Today I'm trying to improve my humidity situation in the cave. It's looking good right now with a botch. I'll have to get a more permanent solution in place though. The ultrasonic foggers that I'm using were wanting to draw a lot more current than I was expecting. The power supply must have been running on current limit as it certainly wasn't rated for how much they really draw.

Good luck with your cleaning.

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Re: Cheddar - What cultures to use?
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 08:12:46 PM »
Cheese cave maintenance completed.  One of my Cheddars looked like all the green mold in the world had hopped on board. Armed with my trusty brush and bottle of vinegar, put paid to that little problem.  Nearly time for the June Cheddar :)

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Re: Cheddar - What cultures to use?
« Reply #37 on: Today at 04:24:30 AM »
Very good Mal. My humidity control is an ongoing task for tomorrow. I thought I had it right, but it's not quite there. I'm sitting at 75% right now, but that's with the fogger and fan running 100% of the time. That's not going to work....

Good luck with your next cheddar. I think my next cheese will be a Butterkäse and then I might try another cheddar. Twelve months is a long wait when you're new to this hobby.

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