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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2009, 07:29:39 PM »
Pics, it's a monster, I was hoping it was shorter as Blue is not supposed to be super tall, but I'll live.

The cans are for size comparison, Coke for the Men and of course Diet Coke for the ladies.
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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2009, 07:37:57 PM »
That might just be the best example of a blue cheese wheel I've ever laid my eyes on. Seriously.
I am really becoming envious of the wheels you turn out.
Great work Carter. I can't wait to see this one once the bluing starts.

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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2009, 07:51:26 PM »
Thanks Dave. Bluing=Bliss
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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2009, 02:59:29 PM »
That certainly looks very impressive.  You are going to be eating blue until it come out of your ears!

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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2009, 10:24:31 PM »
Thanks. I plan to give some away. But maybe you're right and I shouldn't make that much of a cheese that onced aged is ready to go.
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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2009, 09:10:49 AM »
Carter, no problem you'll just have to up the game on our Tabasco intake....  ;D ;D ;D



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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2009, 02:22:39 PM »
If you have lots of friends to give it away too, then it shouldn't be a problem, but I'm just thinking that a lot of cheese to eat.  What is it's shelf life once ripe?

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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2009, 09:43:07 PM »
Once a blue is in the regular frig and wrapped it can last a very long time, probably months. I keep store bought blue in there that long without any extra mold growing.
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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2009, 01:49:17 AM »
Wow! That is a great looking cheese, Carter.  Congratulations!

What did you use for the mould?

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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2009, 02:32:26 AM »
My molds. I make them. 10" mold.
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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2009, 10:12:20 PM »
Me I drink Coke Zero ;D.

Carter, are you going to smooth the surface of that big head of blue like you did on your previous one, or did I miss that step?

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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2009, 10:28:55 PM »
No that is purely a Stilton thing. From all the recipes I have blue only gets salted on the outside for 2-8 days depending on size. You want an overall salt content of 4%. I guess I should measure how much salt I'm using everytime by premeasuring an amount and then take the mass of the unit?
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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2009, 08:16:56 PM »
Here's a pic of the blue, nothing happening yet.
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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2009, 08:47:33 PM »
Carter,
Shouldn't there be some bluing after 13 days?
Maybe a day at room temp. would do it some good.
Just a suggestion.
Regardless, it looks wonderful.
Keep us informed.

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Re: 8 Gallon Blue Cheese
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2009, 09:48:28 PM »
Dave, this a blue not a stilton, with blues you salt the outside for 3-9 days to retard the mold, you want mold on the inside not so much on the outside.
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