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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2012, 10:44:51 AM »
used the french fry cut cheeses for a mobile event last night and it worked great.cheese did not weight down the dough.got good coverage.i got a better bake without my bottoms being a concern. a picture.



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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2012, 11:30:39 PM »
I had trouble with the fry cutter clearing the cheese so I made this out of a cutting board and some SS safety wire:

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2012, 06:17:37 AM »
I had trouble with the fry cutter clearing the cheese so I made this out of a cutting board and some SS safety wire:

Genius!

Great looking melt on that cheese Larry.

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2012, 01:12:55 PM »
I had trouble with the fry cutter clearing the cheese so I made this out of a cutting board and some SS safety wire:

Looks like a good solution. Care to turn that over to show how the wire is attached?

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2012, 01:46:11 PM »
that candy guitar posted earlier is a strange design.  I've never seen ones with the crank handles and I'd be worried about it for candy use, sometimes you want to go slow, some times you need to go really fast through it, depends on what you're cutting.  There is a brand called CHITCOMP which are priced more reasonably and very nice.  A used one sold on ebay for less than 500 bucks a while back.

What would be wrong with: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FGM111M-0-5hp-Stainless-Pro-Electric-Cheese-Grater-NEW-/120622437423?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c15a8542f
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2012, 07:03:31 PM »
Looks like a good solution. Care to turn that over to show how the wire is attached?

Barry

as long as there is an odd number of holes (on each side) it works like this:
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2012, 09:24:05 PM »
Kest Yea forget about the Harbour frieght option that I have procured !
http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=french+fry+cutter
they often offer free shipping they still have the  infrared thermometers  that work fine for $29.99 on sale sometimes too !
Larry that melt looks great !
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2012, 10:03:05 AM »
as long as there is an odd number of holes it works like this:

Thanks! While I was on Amazon looking at SS wire, I came across this. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00008XXVM/?tag=pizzamaking-20

I'm tempted (and lazy :-D). Looking to cut low moisture mozz (not fresh).

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2012, 04:24:36 PM »
Thanks! While I was on Amazon looking at SS wire, I came across this. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00008XXVM/?tag=pizzamaking-20

I'm tempted (and lazy :-D). Looking to cut low moisture mozz (not fresh).

Barry

i doubt either one would work with low moisture mozz.  on my first attempt i used a thicker guage wire and it didn't work with fresh mozz.  that looks to be considerably higher gauge than either wire.  i don't think the cheese would push through.   
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2012, 07:17:33 PM »
Stainless steel guitar wires.  Would they work?
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« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2012, 08:37:49 PM »
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2012, 10:28:55 AM »
Nice looking pies as always Larry.  :)

Here is a pic of a guitar being used to cut mutzahrell at Wiseguy NY Pizza in Washington DC (facebook page):

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2013, 11:46:51 AM »

i doubt either one would work with low moisture mozz.  on my first attempt i used a thicker guage wire and it didn't work with fresh mozz.  that looks to be considerably higher gauge than either wire.  i don't think the cheese would push through.   
bill

I like your cheese cutter tool.  If I were to build one myself, could you tell me what gauge or thickness of wire you used and possibly where to get some, as well as the spacing on the wire grid? 

Thanks!

TD

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2013, 05:21:41 PM »
I like your cheese cutter tool.  If I were to build one myself, could you tell me what gauge or thickness of wire you used and possibly where to get some, as well as the spacing on the wire grid? 

Thanks!

TD

On the one Bill gave me - the red one in the pictures above, the spacing is about 0.4in, and the wire diameter is 0.02in.
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2013, 10:29:14 PM »
that's correct.  I used stainless safety or "lock" wire - 20 thousandths.  I tried it first with 33 thou and it didn't work well at all.  the cheese wouldn't push through. 
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2013, 10:14:29 PM »
I have to give all the credit for this simple but effective idea to Bert (MightyPizzaOven). It's not elegant, and its not as cool-looking as Bill's (wheelman), but it actually works pretty well.

The cheese was poor quality, and very dry.

Pie was baked tonight in the 2stone. Bottom stone was 725 after 20 mins at 50% flame, then 100% post-launch.

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2013, 10:23:11 AM »
Looks like you are really getting the 2-Stone dialed in. Pretty spectacular pie there John.
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2013, 11:51:28 AM »
Looks like you are really getting the 2-Stone dialed in. Pretty spectacular pie there John.

Thanks Craig! I used your predictive model with a 2.6% Camaldoli starter to arrive at the dough for this pie. It was spot on!

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2013, 10:06:03 PM »
Thanks! While I was on Amazon looking at SS wire, I came across this. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00008XXVM/?tag=pizzamaking-20

I'm tempted (and lazy :-D). Looking to cut low moisture mozz (not fresh).

Barry

one of these arrived to my house today.  I'll try it and report back.  If nothing else, I'll be using it for potatoe pancakes :)
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2013, 09:17:18 AM »
I've one of these snazzy slicer contraptions.  It works but the time saved is offset by the effort taken to clean the damn thing.  It, like the oliera and analog scale, has been relegated to the tchotchke shelf.  Romance aside, speed and efficiency favor squeeze bottles, digital accuracy and big ass sharp knives.

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2013, 09:48:43 AM »
I have to give all the credit for this simple but effective idea to Bert (MightyPizzaOven). It's not elegant, and its not as cool-looking as Bill's (wheelman), but it actually works pretty well.


Glad it worked.
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2013, 03:59:20 PM »
Thanks!  That's just the info I need to build one myself!

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2013, 09:56:19 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the inspiration.

Here's what I have come up with...

I bought some stainless steel mesh and sandwiched it between two container lids that I cut out the center of and sealed it together with some food safe epoxy. It's not pretty, but hopefully it does the job. I will test it out in a few days!

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2013, 10:46:44 PM »
I also use the Mighty  Cooling rack method  ;) for my cheese and my curd too! nice size and allows for a nice salt coverage very reasonable too !
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