Finished cheese press with instructions and photos

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Finished cheese press with instructions and photos

Postby scotty » Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:22 pm

Parts needed
2--- 12 12 1/2 in food grade cutting boards9 One for the upper and one for the base
1 food grade board((thin))tat will enable you to cot 1 4 inch and one 6 inch circle
2 36 in by 5/8 dowels cut in half to from 4 vertical guide posts
1--2 in schedule 40 PVC pipe cut to exactly 9 inches in length
1--4 in schedule 40 PVC pipe cut to exactly 9 inches in length
1--6 in schedule 40 PVC pipe cut to exactly 9 inches in length

Weights as needed. A pot of water will do it.

drill 4-- 5/8in holes in the base about 1 1/4 in in from each corner

Drill 4--11/16 holes in the top piece about 1 1/4 in from each corner

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I'm not a carpenter sorry


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The best comedy is to see the politicians in the USA blaming one another for all the stealing they have been doing for so many years.
Maybe this is Obamas strategy to get the truth out in the open.
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Postby scotty » Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:59 pm

I was not able to find food grade pipe. I inquired of friends who have been using non food grade pipe for years. They said they had no problems.

I'm still uncomfortable wit this pipe so i will thoroughly sterilize them(standard procedure) and then coat the inside of th pipe with lard before pressing the cheese.

Its the simplest thing i could think of and really have no idea if lard will be a suitable barrier
The best comedy is to see the politicians in the USA blaming one another for all the stealing they have been doing for so many years.
Maybe this is Obamas strategy to get the truth out in the open.
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Postby saucisson » Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:16 pm

Elegant in it's simplicity...

I like it.

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Postby scotty » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:41 pm

My buddy fixed my shoddy craftsmanship. I hope to be trying something simple soon like Queso Blanco

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Im doing corned beefs for st patty's day and will be serving this saturday03/20/09
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Maybe this is Obamas strategy to get the truth out in the open.
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Postby scotty » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:42 pm

saucisson wrote:Elegant in it's simplicity...

I like it.

Dave



People have said that about my mind also :o :lol:
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Maybe this is Obamas strategy to get the truth out in the open.
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Postby beardedwonder5 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:28 pm

The admins must be asleep - maybe.
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Postby johnfb » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:20 pm

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Postby beardedwonder5 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:34 pm

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Postby johnsoni » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:20 pm

Hi.
I've just built something similar - and will try and post some pics of my press, when I get a minute.. 4inch drain pipe is just the ticket...

but forgive me for nosing around your kitchen table... I can't help noticing that amongst the papers and glasses....

Is that for when good cheese turns bad?
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Postby saucisson » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:54 pm

You're very observant :) I had completely failed to notice that...

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Postby lemonD » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:09 pm

It's either for Swiss Emmental or mice :)
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