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Cheese Smoking

BDEMOBDEMO Posts: 3
Hey everyone, i'm new to the BGE ownership, I've been using one with my father in law for a couple years now, but finally got my own. I want to cold smoke some cheese on it this weekend. what is the best wood chips or pellets to use for flavor, and what are some good cheeses to start with? Thanks in advance for the help

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  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 447
    I use the A-Maze-N square smoker and then any pellets that go in it.  Had a buddy w/ a Traeger so he gave me several flavors.  I did a batch using corn cob pellets, and I am going to avoid that from now on, though...
    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,715
    Use mild woods. Think fruit.

    i used jack daniels oak barrel chips last time and it was kinda harsh, although still delicious 
  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 447
    Also, start with good cheese - not the cheap stuff.  Cheap stuff is good to learn the process on, but move up after that.  Also, do a search on the forum and you'll learn a lot about the process, timing and rigs and ...
    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • xfire_ATXxfire_ATX Posts: 496
    Over the holidays I did the following-
    Pepper Jack
    Gouda
    Cheddar
    Brie

    Whatever you make let it sit as long as you can stand.

    We ate the Gouda and Brie maybe 2 weeks after smoking, it was good and all but the Cheddar we let sit in the fridge for 6 weeks was outstanding.  Not sure what ever happened to the Pepper Jack to comment on that.
    LBGE, Charbroil Gas Grill, Weber Q2000, Weber Kettle Premium, Yeti 65, RTIC 20, Yeti 20 oz Rambler, Yeti Colster, RTIC Lowball

    Not quite in Austin, TX City Limits
  • Go to Sams or Costco and by a 5lb loaf of cheddar cheese - cut that into squares and smoke those. 

    I buy small bags of pellets on Amazon - used to buy a brand called Bear Paw, but can't seem to find them on amazon anymore.

    Get the Ama-z-en pellet tray for sure - have used in in my large and small eggs with great results. 
    Formerly of Houston, TX - Now Located in Bastrop, TX
    I work in the 'que business now (since 2017)

    6 Eggs: (1) XL, (2) Large, (1) Small, (1) Minimax & (1) Mini - Egging since 2007
    Also recently gained: (1) Gas Thing (came with the house), (1) 36" Blackstone Griddle & (1) Pitts & Spitts Pellet Smoker
  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 447
    Yeah, you want a lot of surface area exposed to the smoke to get that flavor!

    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
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