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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2017, 12:14:36 PM »
Trying out pulled pork in the Sous Vide and will finish in the oven. Put it in yesterday afternoon and will take it out, dry, reseason, and bake for serving tonight. Thus far the most difficult part was finding the right size pot for the pork. Using my 5 gallon pot I started extract brewing with.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/07/sous-vide-barbecue-pulled-pork-shoulder-recipe.html


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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2017, 12:42:26 AM »
FWIW - the recipe is a little salty. I think if we make it again I will cut it by at least half.
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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2017, 02:43:55 PM »
Ran Drew's chicken at 151F for an hour for four boneless skinless breasts in two packages. We'll see how the results are once my wife takes one to work tomorrow.
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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2017, 02:05:46 PM »
Chicken is spot on!
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« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2017, 04:36:09 PM »
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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2017, 12:48:38 PM »
The Anova Nano keeps popping into my feed. Might have to pick one up after release when it goes on sale for veggies or small meals.
https://anovaculinary.com/nano/
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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2017, 02:15:15 PM »
Pulled two steaks directly from the freezer and seasoned. Ran them at 125F for almost 4 hours and then seared for about a minute per side. They were perfect.
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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2017, 12:40:02 PM »
Ran the pork loin again at 140F. Did not have time to thaw it properly so I seasoned it thoroughly and let it run an extra half hour. It went at least 2 hours at temp and was fantastic after I seared it for a few minutes.
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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2017, 01:09:03 AM »
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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2017, 02:40:59 PM »
Over the weekend I wanted to try rigging a sous vide system to see if it was something I might want to buy with a bunch of deals coming out this week. I hooked up my wife's analog slow cooker to the digital johnson controller for my fermentation fridge. I tried it out on some cheap fish and it worked so I tried it on some sirloin steaks for dinner. I was so impressed by the results I don't even feel like I need to buy a sous vide circulator. Obviously I can only cook small amounts since the slow cooker is not large but it's big enough that I could cook three full size steaks and probably could have fit a fourth.
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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2017, 11:16:55 PM »
While I like the idea of making something work, it is sure easy to pull out the Inova and to let it do all the work. It has both a heating element and a circulator to keep the water moving and a steady temp. I use mine about once per week.
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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2017, 12:16:24 AM »
One of the guys at work is doing his turkey sous vide. I rarely use mine but need to think about using it more.


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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2017, 01:57:04 AM »
One of the guys at work is doing his turkey sous vide. I rarely use mine but need to think about using it more.


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Is he separating the dark meat and white meat? The whole objective when cooking a bird is getting the different parts to different temps. Cooking a whole bird sous vide doesn't seem optimal. I can see doing it for a breast or a drumstick separately though.
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« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2017, 10:29:14 PM »
Yes. He broke it into two white and two dark packages


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Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2017, 02:20:01 AM »
Yes. He broke it into two white and two dark packages


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That sounds good. Ido you know how he is crisping the skin?
I am about to pull the trigger on a sous vide circulator, I'm just waiting to see if it goes on sale Friday. I am purposely getting one that is not appropriate based.
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