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    • By philpom
      While it's cooler outside it's the best time to smoke a bunch of cheese.
       
      Did mine a week ago, tested it today.  My best batch ever and I think my new favorite wood for cheddar is hickory.
       


       
      This is extra sharp cheddar.  I crusted it with black pepper before vacuum sealing it.  Going to be fantastic after it rests a few months.  Last year I did extra sharp cheddar with pecan and crusted in chipotle.   Still have one of those sealed floating around.
    • By LJS
      Hi Kamado Peeps,
      Over the weekend I cooked up some pizza – cheese and veg cheese. I love the wood fire taste and the pizza is cooked just right in under 10min.
      I have not tried any backing yet but have done loads of baking on the webber. 
      Keep smoking 






    • By DerHusker
      I been wanting to do this for a long time but didn’t have a proper equipment or the correct weather conditions. I recently bought an A-MAZE-N smoking tube.

      It was expected to get down to 41 degrees (fairly cool nights for Southern California) and it was only 67 during the day so I decided to give this a try. Around 4:00 PM I started by cooling the kamado down by placing 5 pieces of Blue Ice in it.

      Around 8:30 it reached 50 degrees outside, so I started up the A-MAZE-N smoking tube in my gasser so as not to heat up the kamado.

      Once it ignited, I let it burn for a few minutes

      before blowing out the flame.

      I let it smoke while I went in and prepared the cheese. I had purchased 2 lbs. of Gouda, Colby Jack and Sharp Cheddar at Costco.

      I took them out of their wrappers.

      I cut them up into smaller sizes so they could absorb more smoke and placed them on a wire rack.

      I then placed the A-MAZE-N smoking tube in the bottom of my kamado. I next put in both of my ceramic heat deflectors, then the grill grates and then the rack of cheese. (You can see some of the smoke coming up around the deflectors)

      I closed the lid and observed a small amount of smoke coming out the top vent.

      An hour later it looked like this.

      After two hours in the smoke I opened the lid. WOW!

      I brought the rack in the house where I could see a subtle change in the cheese color.

      I vacuum packed them all and placed them in the fridge to age and mellow for 3 weeks.

      This morning I when out to see how much of the pellets were left in the A-MAZE-N smoking tube. It looks like approximately 1/3 was left unburnt. I’m thinking it could’ve gone at least another hour.

      I can’t wait to try them but will wait to let time do its thing on them first.
       
      Thanks for looking.
    • By CentralTexBBQ
      I have a few friends who have donated some knives for sharpening (some very badly treated as it turns out). I'm using an Edge Pro knockoff and wanted to know your strategy for tackling chips in the blade.
       

    • By Cajunate
      First off let me explain what a pirogue is....... Simply it's a shallow flat bottomed canoe like boat used in the shallow water swamps of Louisiana.

      This morning I made an etouffee with leftover crawfish from the Good Friday crawfish boil that we peeled yesterday.



      Here's where the pirogues come into play. I cut three whole eggplant in half and trimmed them like pirogues removing the meat and pulp of each half. I also peeled and sliced up a fourth one to make sticks or rather paddles for the pirogues. 

      The eggplant halves at the flour dredging stage.



      Eggplant paddles breaded and ready to fry.



      Deep frying the eggplant pirogues.



      First batch of paddles.



      Time to eat served with Italian twist bread!



      This was a delicious meal!!!!!



       
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