View Full Version : Have I ruined my cheeze?
11-27-2008, 03:33 PM
Since I now have a high speed blender I decided to try the cheeze from:
Since I'm quite new at high speed blending I'm quite sure I got the blend hot enough to cook it, the mixture was radiating heat. Will this have killed the bacteria and ruined the recipe? I must say I added the bacteria at the very end but it was still quite hot.
11-27-2008, 04:17 PM
Many bacteria can survive high heat - that's how SAD eaters get sick from eating cooked meat.
I doubt your cheeze was hot enough to cook it, anyway. Even though it may have felt hot, if you put a thermometer to it, I doubt it would have been over 118 degrees.
11-27-2008, 04:24 PM
It didn't feel hot, it was radiating heat (like putting your hand near one of those old 100 watt lightbulbs), it was WAY over 118, probably around 200.
11-27-2008, 06:56 PM
So I guess now the only thing to do is wait and see! (Unless you're absolutely sure it's ruined, in which case I don't think you'd be posting, right?)
I can't imagine it was anywhere near 200, that's almost boiling, and it sounds craaaaazy hot for something you did in the Blendtec.
11-27-2008, 07:02 PM
How will I know if it's ok? It's the first time I do this and have no idea what it should be like. Ok maybe it wasn't 200, but certainly over 150. Don't forget the Blendtec can get things literally steaming hot in 90 seconds.
11-27-2008, 10:32 PM
If anyone has made this recipe can you please let me know what the fermented cheese mix is supposed to taste like so I can have an idea of if it worked or not?
11-28-2008, 11:08 AM
Alright, so I let it ferment for over 16 hours in a warm location and as far as I can tell it tastes just like it did when it came out of the blender. Does this mean the bacteria were killed as I suspected? I assume the flavor should have changed as it says to let it ferment until it's as strong as you like it, but it hasn't changed.
I'll try the recipe again in a smaller quantity making sure not to overheat it while blending.
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