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Forum: Cheese Making Forum 10-11-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Bottenbrew
Not that it directly answers your question, but...

Not that it directly answers your question, but I've been using Costco milk with good results. The only real way to find out is to buy some and give it a wing I guess.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 09-27-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By Bottenbrew
I'm intrigued. What else do you use in your...

I'm intrigued. What else do you use in your cure? My first batch of bacon is due to be smoked tomorrow.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 09-25-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Bottenbrew
I smoked over the weekend in the 40s on my WSM. ...

I smoked over the weekend in the 40s on my WSM. I just run standard minion method with the bottom vents all 1/3-1/2 open and the top vent all the way open. Kept the smoker at 230 for 10 hours on...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 07-16-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By Bottenbrew
Puzzling chevre

I ran into a strange situation with some chevre I have been trying to make. Last weekend I visited my parents in Minnesota, where it is much, much easier to find goat's milk than Iowa. So I...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-18-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,782
Posted By Bottenbrew
Okay your turn around time is ridiculous. I...

Okay your turn around time is ridiculous. I ordered a basic keg setup for my Dad for Father's Day way late on Wednesday, and you got it to him by Saturday. Are you guys beer loving robots or...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-04-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,438
Posted By Bottenbrew
The correct action would have been to toss her...

The correct action would have been to toss her #$% out of the motorhome to make more room for kegs.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 06-03-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 101,252
Posted By Bottenbrew
I rocked some brisket yesterday, and it was...

I rocked some brisket yesterday, and it was fantastic. The smell that permeates my house for days after I smoke meat just makes me want to smoke more meat. It is a vicious cycle.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 04-08-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 101,252
Posted By Bottenbrew
I smoked some loinback ribs. Easily the best I...

I smoked some loinback ribs. Easily the best I have produced thus far.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 03-27-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Bottenbrew
I have a tupperware container filled with water...

I have a tupperware container filled with water in mine and put an old humidity reader from a cigar box in it to see where it is at. As for light, it is in my basement so minimal light to begin...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 03-27-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Bottenbrew
This is a good link for milk information...

This is a good link for milk information http://schmidling.com/milk.htm. Personally I have just used Costco whole milk with some excellent results.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 03-24-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,128
Posted By Bottenbrew
Well they were whole until I smashed the @$%# out...

Well they were whole until I smashed the @$%# out of them in the grain mill :rockin:.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 03-23-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,221
Posted By Bottenbrew
How did it turn out? I have been considering the...

How did it turn out? I have been considering the skim plus cream method as well.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 03-14-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Bottenbrew
Like the Yoop I found a good deal on a 12 bottle...

Like the Yoop I found a good deal on a 12 bottle wine fridge. It has worked great for my Farmhouse Cheddars.
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-24-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Bottenbrew
My burner was actually bought as a propane "camp...

My burner was actually bought as a propane "camp wok" so not only do I know it can be done, but companies sell equipment for that purpose.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 02-11-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,731
Posted By Bottenbrew
I am already smoking tomorrow, might as well toss...

I am already smoking tomorrow, might as well toss some eggs in there too!
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 02-02-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Bottenbrew
I'll give that a try, thanks for the tip!

I'll give that a try, thanks for the tip!
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 01-30-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Bottenbrew
Thermometers

I have gone through 2 different thermometers in my 6 month smoking history. I really have no idea what I am doing that is causing them to misread, but my current thermometer is reading about 347...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 01-29-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By Bottenbrew
I think one of the keys is not letting it sit as...

I think one of the keys is not letting it sit as long in the whey before you remove the curds. I cut my rest period in half and my cheese was substantially creamier. That being said it is still too...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 01-23-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By Bottenbrew
I did better this time around because I knew what...

I did better this time around because I knew what was coming, but my hands are really tender. I guess I need gloves.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 01-23-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Bottenbrew
Do you think that brining would work well on...

Do you think that brining would work well on chicken? Been doing beer can but I want to try something different.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 01-23-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By Bottenbrew
I have made 2 successful batches now. My only...

I have made 2 successful batches now. My only question is how do you not burn the %^*# out of your hands when stretching the really hot cheese?
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 01-21-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,174
Posted By Bottenbrew
I have the professional series model and I love...

I have the professional series model and I love it, easily worth the money spent.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 01-13-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By Bottenbrew
Mine wouldn't really stretch, it just kept...

Mine wouldn't really stretch, it just kept tearing as I was trying. I know the answer to that is more heat, so I tried nuking it for 15 seconds at a time and stretching again. All that I...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 01-12-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By Bottenbrew
I tried it for the first time tonight and it was...

I tried it for the first time tonight and it was a failure. I used the cheesemaking.com video and I noticed that she doesn't use the calcium chloride or the cheese salt in her directions. So I am...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 01-09-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By Bottenbrew
I know what I am doing tomorrow...

I know what I am doing tomorrow...
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