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Old 12-03-2009, 06:39 PM   #21
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Using beer to make cheese. I like it!

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Old 12-03-2009, 06:49 PM   #22
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Wow- that's a great idea! I could weigh the corny empty first, and then add water! But keep the press on the floor so no heavy lifting.
Normally I'd agree wholeheartedly. However, the presence of kitty litter leads me to infer the presence of cats in the house (Good Heavens, Holmes, however do you do it??).

Curious cat + tasty dairy products + precariously balanced weights = squished cat ± spilled beer + cracked tile
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:53 AM   #23
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Do you have any pics of the ghetto press itself?

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Old 12-30-2009, 01:06 PM   #24
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No, just that one in the first post. It's just two boards, with four dowels in the corner. The dowels are permanently glued to the bottom board, and there are four holes cut in the top board. So, the top board "floats" above. I use a plastic container (old water bottle or a Briess LME container) as a spacer on the follower. It works great!

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Old 01-25-2010, 06:48 AM   #25
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I'm just about to order a hard cheese kit from AHS, but I'm trying to figure out how to construct this beast...
I'm just taking the dive into cheesemaking, so I know next to nothing

Good to see a fellow Yooper. I grew up in Houghton, but moved to New Mexico for college. I miss it way too much. (pasties especially)

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Old 02-01-2010, 12:16 PM   #26
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There are several different basic types of presses. I recommend hitting google and see which one you think would be buildable and suit your needs the best. I thought of making one without weights. Just a nut to tighten or something. Then I think the weights will help ensure you get the right pressure.

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Old 02-01-2010, 03:42 PM   #27
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I was given a tofu press, it might work for cheese, it may not be strong enough. Then again, it might be more worthwhile to make more than 1lb at a time if I'm going to do all the work for hard cheese.
http://www.tofuxpress.com/

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:43 PM   #28
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Over the weekend I saw one guy recommended a large PVC pipe for a press mold...

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Over the weekend I saw one guy recommended a large PVC pipe for a press mold...
I'm thinking about doing that for mine as well. Then again, supposedly a friend of mine has a cheese press in his basement that is willing to loan/give me. I have been sort of waiting on that.

Maybe I should offer to brave his subterranean labyrinth on a quest to rediscover this mythical object.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:38 PM   #30
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Here is my homemade cheese press, with two baby goudas in it. Same idea as yours, it's just two cutting boards with holes drilled at the corners and a cut up dowel. I like the idea of gluing the dowels into the bottom. I didn't do that, so it disassembles easily. But something that keeps the dowels straight would be nice. I use the level to balance the weights. I haven't had it crash yet, and I've balanced 50 pounds on top a few times.

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