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Offline Cartierusm

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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2009, 02:27:46 AM »
Carter=impatient Dave=impatient Carter=impatient only because he thinks something might be going wrong.

So after a day of flipping the Stilton, after milling and salting, there is no whey at all draining, not a drop. When I push on the follower, I use a follower for a little weight and protection on top, it compresses but it springy. Since I had so much going wrong yesterday when I was making it I think i might have drained it too much.

So thinking there is not enough moisture left to let the curds knit together I decided to press the Stilton a little. I used about 10 pounds of force. I was going to leave it overnight and then after 10 minutes or so after turning on the press I went into the kitchen right before bed and there was about 4 oz. of whey draining. I turned off the press and left it. At least my curiousity is at bay and I'll just flip from now on. I might not wait 4 days as normal to smooth the rind and cave.
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Offline Cartierusm

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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2009, 02:19:12 AM »
So the wheel is out of the mold. It had an odd smell, well not odd but ripened cheese smell, it's very hard to describe almost like a type of body odor, but not sour, and not the smell milk has when it goes bad, it might be normal and I don't remember or did notice before as my other batches were only 5 gallon not 15. Here are before and after pics of the smoothing. It's in the cave now and the beer bottle makes it look small but it's 16 pounds. It was not as compact as others I have made, mainly because the curds are more springy.
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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2009, 11:17:49 PM »
Hey Carter,
Put a few candles in that thing and we'll sing happy birth day. :D
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Just once...
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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2009, 03:48:27 AM »
ROTFLMAO good one. that's funny as hell.


P.S. My birthday is in a week too.
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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2009, 06:36:13 AM »
What is the diameter of your wheels?
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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2009, 02:31:38 PM »
Wayne you should know this by now, all my wheels are 10".
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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2009, 08:15:22 PM »
Here's a pic of the beauty as it's just starting to develop mold.
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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2009, 08:49:41 PM »
That is one unbelievable wheel of cheese!
Just another thought.....
Once you get a good surface bluing on this one could you just slide it a little closer the the other wheel.
That might be just the kick start it needs.

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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2009, 09:20:53 PM »
so, with that 16lb lump of Stilton you would need..... about a keg of barleywine to wash it down with  ;D

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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2009, 09:45:17 PM »
Stuart you and your barleywine..LOL
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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2009, 09:54:12 PM »
Stuart you and your barleywine..LOL

well, it *is* the good stuff - hey, it makes Stilton edible!

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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2009, 10:52:53 PM »
I haven't commented that much in this thread, but your pictures are impressive, Carter.

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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2009, 02:57:02 AM »
Thanks.

You should see them now the blue has gone crazy. Maybe I'll make a video series, "Blues Gone Wild".
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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2009, 04:00:57 PM »
Thanks.

You should see them now the blue has gone crazy. Maybe I'll make a video series, "Blues Gone Wild".

Hahaha, are you gonna have little stars over the nasty bits?

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Re: Wooo Nelly 15 Gallon Stilton To Feed the Masses
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2009, 04:04:54 PM »
Thanks.

You should see them now the blue has gone crazy. Maybe I'll make a video series, "Blues Gone Wild".

Hahaha, are you gonna have little stars over the nasty bits?

Ow! Tea went up my *nose* at that comment!

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