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Old 08-11-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default Hard cheese kit... worth it?

It seems like most homebrew shops I've looked at/visit see a hard cheese kit that's similar to this one, or IS this one: http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...5c836e89f00259

Is this al alright kit to purchase? Is it worth it price-wise/quality-wise? Any tips for someone who would purchase it?
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:29 AM   #2
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That's the kit I've got; I think the biggest disadvantage is that you need something to use as a cheese press. If you look around here, there are some suggestions that might work well.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:39 AM   #3
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Awesome.. thanks! Is the cheese it produces tasty?
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Not sure; I'm still getting a cheese press. Had a few other projects going and haven't found the time to get the build done.
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Ah cool. If you get around to it before myself let me know how it goes!
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I was wondering the same thing. Is it good?
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:12 PM   #7
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I think the quality of the kit has much to do with sanitation and method, just like for brewing beer. I have got the hard cheese bug again and plan on building a small press and try it out sometime. I've seen some homemade cheese that looked like it turned out pretty good and people say it can be great.
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a hard cheese kit that I would recommend is from www.madmillie.com I bought a hard cheese kit for a friend from here and she loves it
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I've made some Swiss( ready in Aug) and a few cheddar wheels. For me, it can be almost more exciting than beer . . Its very tasty. A farmhouse cheddar that I made was quite salty( in a nice way) which was from the acid development, not the tiny amount of salt I used,etc. Very cool. Only hard part is waiting that long. . .
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