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Re: H-K-J's Cheddar experiment
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2014, 02:36:28 PM »
SOON the Wife say's SOON!!! :D
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Re: H-K-J's Cheddar experiment
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2014, 02:06:54 AM »
In my experience, that is either a very very good thing, or a very very bad thing to hear!  :)

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Re: H-K-J's Cheddar experiment
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2014, 03:03:21 AM »
... we are now at 6 months old and counting and the wife has threatened to cut it, me, i can make another Caerphilly ;D

You must have the patience of Job and incredible self control :)

A Cheese to you for such strong willpower and a lovely cheese.

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Re: H-K-J's Cheddar experiment
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2014, 08:41:50 AM »
In my experience, that is either a very very good thing, or a very very bad thing to hear!  :)
- Jeff
It's all good Jeff, either it gets older or it gets ate ^-^
You must have the patience of Job and incredible self control :)
A Cheese to you for such strong willpower and a lovely cheese.
Cheers, GD.
Thanks for the cheese  GD ;D, as far as Patience, None, ask my wife ::)
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Re: H-K-J's Cheddar experiment
« Reply #34 on: Yesterday at 11:12:30 AM »
Can you say NOM,NOM,NOM,NOM,NOM,NOM!!!! :P
this is sooo good, the wife just raved about it.
we were just going to take a small wedge piece, that went out the window ( the thought not the cheese ;))
cut a larger wedge for eatin and the small one will be in the smoker with some Stilton, and 2 different Caerphilly cheese sometime today.
re-vacuum bagged the rest and put that back in the cave, I don't expect this one to be around very long (and don't think it will be shared >:D)
This has an excellent cheddar bite, very creamy, salt is right on with a very slight acidic finish ^-^
Not an experiment any longer, this will be made as often as our Stiltons.
using the 3 different cultures definitely had no ill-effects on the outcome of this make
the next one I hope to age out for a year so I had better get started on the next 2 or 3 ;D
again NOM,NOM,NOM,NOM,NOM,NOM!!!!
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Re: H-K-J's Cheddar experiment
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 12:18:46 PM »
Oh wow! Very nice H-K-J! So you used :

5/16 tsp. MM 100
5/16 tsp. Aroma B
1/8 tsp. TA-61
For 5 gal. batch

Thats a crazy experimental mix! I'm assuming the Aroma B adds a buttery almost nutty flavour to the cheddar? I read a few studies online that cheese manufacturers are now commonly using an adjunct thermo blend for a standout flavour in the final product (the reason for the popularity of MA4001). You took this one step further by adding Aroma B.

Well done, sir!Well done!

I'll certainly make my next cheddar with your blend.

A cheese for you!

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Re: H-K-J's Cheddar experiment
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 12:32:59 PM »
So, do you like it?  :) 

Sounds like an outstanding success!  A cheese to you.  There are a lot of cheddar types to play with as well, which give you room for more experimentation.  Along with Caerphilly, I've had good results with Wensleydale and Dunlop.  Fied's Cheshire is good too.  Lancashire is a nice quick one (peaks in 2-3 months).  There's a few Derby makes out there which have good reviews as well.  All good stuff.  And yes, aging a cheddar  out beyond a year is worth it if you can stand it. 

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Re: H-K-J's Cheddar experiment
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 01:26:37 PM »
Thanks for the cheeses guys ^-^

Oh wow! Very nice H-K-J! So you used :
5/16 tsp. MM 100
5/16 tsp. Aroma B
1/8 tsp. TA-61
For 5 gal. batch
Yep that's what my make notes tell me Spoons.

Hey Jeff
I have been checking out other cheddar type cheese but wanted to see how well this one turned out before forging on to another, soon, very soon :)
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Re: H-K-J's Cheddar experiment
« Reply #38 on: Today at 01:34:09 AM »
Congratulations H-K-J. A cheese for your excellent cheese and your understated report :)

Must add this one to my list of "Cheeses To Try".

Cheers, GD.