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Offline Al Lewis

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Re: Trying New Mold Size For My Stiltons
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2016, 08:30:30 AM »
No, it usually shows up on the ends prior to rubbing up.  That's normally done as soon as the mold is removed though.
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Re: Trying New Mold Size For My Stiltons
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2016, 05:14:43 PM »
Sounds to me like you had some geotrichium growing. That is not unusual (says I with a whopping total of 3 blues to my name!)
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Re: Trying New Mold Size For My Stiltons
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2016, 06:45:53 PM »
Here is a picture of an actual Stilton facility aging room.  Nice to know the actual temps and humidity.  Also, the new video I watched that I haven't seen before said the 'Hasting Room' where they flip the curds for draining was kept warm and humid so I assume room temperature but probably not as warm as my home.

Here is the video:  http://www.stiltoncheese.co.uk/making_stilton
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Re: Trying New Mold Size For My Stiltons
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2016, 04:15:48 PM »
Looks pretty much like my cave is right on the mark.  Maybe that's why I have so much luck! ;D
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Re: Trying New Mold Size For My Stiltons
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2016, 07:37:07 PM »
I believe I watched that video umpteen times (that's a lot) and based my caves temp and R/H on that capture, works great at that setting 8)

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Re: Trying New Mold Size For My Stiltons
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 12:39:40 PM »
I found a specification outline for Stilton cheeses and have attached it below.  It is interesting that they actually produce a Stilton White, Bleu & Mature Blue.  Also noted is that the milk can come from other areas if the supply in the three counties cannot satisfy the demand for the cheese.  I found it good reading.  Enjoy.
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Re: Trying New Mold Size For My Stiltons
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Re: Trying New Mold Size For My Stiltons
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 07:17:50 PM »
Well the latest weapon in my "War on Milk" has arrived!!
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Re: Trying New Mold Size For My Stiltons
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 07:32:26 PM »
Well the latest weapon in my "War on Milk" has arrived!!

Wohoo!  I think this thread has led to the sale of at least three of those. I look forward to your write up on the first bleu mission. 

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