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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Norfolk UK
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    Default First cold smoke in the Cobb

    Hi All,

    well I decided to try out the Pro-q cold smoke generator in the Cobb
    with a few pieces of cheese. This is what came in the box:


    And this is the smoke generator filled with apple wood dust:


    I've used 4 pieces of mild cheddar and a small wedge of blue Stilton. We never
    usually buy mild cheese because we feel that here in the UK, it's very, very mild
    and we like some punch with our cheese. However, mild cheddar is also very,
    very inexpensive here so if cold smoking can add flavour we might be on to a
    winner.:


    The apple dust is lit with the candle. This took about a minute to get some good
    smoke going, then the candle's removed for next time:


    Smoke generator is in the bottom of the Cobb, cheese rack positioned above
    and the lid about to go on:


    Smoke showing from the top vents after a couple of minutes:


    About three hours in and this is what's been happening below the cheese:


    Four hours smoking I decided the cheese looks like its had enough. The
    cheddar's lost its shape a little but I think that's due more to the high
    ambient temperature here than the smoke generator.


    Time to taste. The Stilton wasn't very nice; perhaps too much smoke for
    what's already a pretty strong cheese. I'll try it again sometime for a shorter
    smoke. The mild cheddar was transformed!! A sweetness of the apple wood
    brought something out of that cheese which I didn't know existed. This was a
    really pleasant surprise and has definitely improved what was a pretty bland
    cheese to start with:


    24 hours later and the mild cheddar is even better. The smoke seems to
    have blended very well with the mild cheese flavour and brought it to life.
    A resounding success and SWMBO says that she'll buy it again if it can be
    smoked the same way.


    Hope you all enjoy the pics.

    Phil



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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Edmond, OK
    Posts
    2,034

    Default

    Man! I have to get one of those little cookers! Cheese looks tasty! It gets better over time too, I like it after about a week of resting in the fridge.
    UDS Mini UDS Weber Performer Weber 18.5 OTG Smokey Joe Smokey Joe WSM mod Weber-Q 1200

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Posts
    1,052

    Default

    That all looks stelllar!
    Bill

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Magnolia/Tomball Texas
    Posts
    1,571

    Default

    Very cool. I think I could dig into that.
    Why in the hell should I have to "Press 1 for English?"

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Carthage, MO
    Posts
    10,055

    Default

    I love smoked cheese! I did 3 blocks yesterday myself.

    Yours looks great and it appears the the Cobb is doing you a fine service!
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



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