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Postby salumi512 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:38 am

It finally got cold enough to smoke a batch of cheese this winter in Texas. Here we have gouda, mozzarella, and cheddar. I used cherry wood to smoke them this time.

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Postby Vindii » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:16 pm

Looks good. How long do you smoke them?
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Postby salumi512 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:26 pm

Vindii wrote:Looks good. How long do you smoke them?


Depending on the type of wood, I will go from 2 to 4 hours. Cherry is very mild so these went for 3 1/2 hours. They smell great. Now I individually vacuum pack them, as bribes (I mean gifts). 8)
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Postby SausageBoy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:37 pm

Looks like you mean business!!!

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Postby franyanne » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:50 pm

Wow very impressive, and I love your smoker, did you make it yourself, or did you buy it?
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Postby salumi512 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:27 pm

franyanne wrote:Wow very impressive, and I love your smoker, did you make it yourself, or did you buy it?


My pit is manufactured by Lyfe Tyme Pits in Texas. I love it as well.

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Postby Vindii » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:39 pm

That's a nice pit. Do you travel with it? Comps maybe?
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Postby salumi512 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:48 pm

Vindii wrote:That's a nice pit. Do you travel with it? Comps maybe?


I got this one on a trailer for catering gigs that come up a few times a year on request. We go to a few competitions, but mostly to hang out and cook and down a few brews. I don't think competition BBQ is very good, so I don't try the fancy stuff or cut corners like most of them do.

I'm more of a purist, but mostly I like to light a fire, throw on some meat, and hang out with friends.
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Postby Vindii » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:09 pm

salumi512 wrote:
Vindii wrote:That's a nice pit. Do you travel with it? Comps maybe?


I'm more of a purist, but mostly I like to light a fire, throw on some meat, and hang out with friends.


Agree on that one. Thats what its all about.

I went to 2 comps last year. Had a great time. I'm thinking about trying a couple this year. My keg travel easy and I think it will be fun. I need to work out my timing though.
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Postby yotmon » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:19 pm

salumi512 wrote:
franyanne wrote:Wow very impressive, and I love your smoker, did you make it yourself, or did you buy it?


My pit is manufactured by Lyfe Tyme Pits in Texas. I love it as well.

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It reminds me of Stephenson's 'Rocket' which to you historians out there, won the Rainhill trials in 1829 on the first inter-city railway line in the world (the line is still there, within walking distance of my home).
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