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Pepper Jack - Draining Curds With Salad Spinner > Pressing
« on: November 01, 2012, 11:48:28 AM »
I am making a Pepper Jack flavored with Hungarian Goulash Paste.
My colander is a bit small , so I started digging through my cupboards to see what else I could use.
Voila!! My salad spinner will work perfect.

I will line it with cheesecloth and use it to drain the curd. Later I will make a follower and use it for a press.

If I get completely crazy I may spin it a few times when draining to express some whey.

I will post more pics later.lol


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Re: Pepper Jack - Draining Curds With Salad Spinner > Pressing
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 11:58:27 AM »
just dont use much pressure when using as a pressing mold. They aren't built to withstand much pressure. Up to 8 lbs or so should be safe (about the weight of a gallon jug of water).

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Re: Pepper Jack - Draining Curds With Salad Spinner > Pressing
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 12:00:33 PM »
I have a small dinner plate. Will that suffice until I can make a follower?

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Re: Pepper Jack - Draining Curds With Salad Spinner > Pressing
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 12:57:10 PM »
Ideal...use a gallon of water sitting on the (sterilized) plate. I have used that exact setup up to lightly press curds when making feta...only I used a quart bottle of water for the weight.