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Sous Vide setup

Postby Steven P » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:05 am

I know it's not exactly BBQ but I've seen some random FB posts from club members about Sous Vide cooking. I'm looking at an Anova as a place to start. http://anovaculinary.com/

Anyone have alternate suggestions?
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby DrPaulsen » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:14 am

I use a crock pot and a temp controller. Works great to get started and the controller can be repurposed.
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby carrisr » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:23 am

I got one a couple of months ago and Tony just got one too. I really like it: it's simple to use and works very well. I've used it in a stock pot and in one of my 5 gallon coolers. I haven't done any really long cooks with it yet, but it should work great for those. I've done a few steaks and some chicken and turkey breasts. I also use to quickly thaw out and warm stuff from the freezer too.

I had one of those Sansaire models reserved after hearing about their Kickstarter campaign but they kept having delay after delay so I was losing patience. Then I saw some nice reviews of the Anova and decided to cancel the Sansaire.
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby carrisr » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:26 am

I used the crock pot method too. My setup didn't hold the temperature as steady as I wanted since there was no water circulation. Another big negative for me was that I was stuck with the volume of the crockpot. I was OK for playing around some but I was not real happy with the results.
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby Steven P » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:11 am

Excellent. One more toy to put on the wish list.
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby tony b » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:37 pm

I got mine right after Randy and all I can say is - Love it, Love it, Love it!!! My new favorite way to cook. The best part about it is that it's almost impossible to overcook anything. Just set the final temp and go!

Check their website and/or Amazon, as they got slammed over Christmas with orders and were backlogged for about a month.

Have cooked several steaks and done turkey tenderloins in a wet marinade. All came out great. Will likely do another steak tomorrow so I can finally finish it up on the grill, as with the crappy weather, I'd been finishing them in a pan on the stove. You need to do a sear to get the Maillard reaction. Also on my "short list" of things to try is salmon. Here are some pics, and as you can see, right out of the bath, the meat is rather gray (fully cooked, but no "crust").
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby Steven P » Tue May 06, 2014 7:19 am

They have a new kickstarter for version 2 coming out in Sept. The first 1000 are only $99. Review and details at the link.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/new- ... rket.html+

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/an ... th-your-ip
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby JimPotts » Tue May 06, 2014 11:51 am

They've blown through the first two early bird specials. Now they're at $139 for the next 400.

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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby tony b » Tue May 06, 2014 12:48 pm

Even at the final retail price of $169, they are still a great buy. I like a lot of the upgrades. The bluetooth is a bit over the top for me, but many of the other improvements look very worthwhile.

I love my original and use it several times a month. Just did my first salmon in it - PERFECT! I didn't even pan sear it, as I'm not a huge skin fan, so the dogs got a tasty treat when I was done with supper. I did the sausages in it before bringing them to Big Brew Day.
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby Steven P » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:33 pm

$1.8 million pledged on a $100k goal. Looks like they have a winner on their hands.
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby tony b » Mon May 04, 2015 11:52 am

Time is ripe folks. Anova has a Mother's Day special - $25 off the new model and free shipping. That's $154 and Free Shipping!! Code: LUVMOM

http://store.anovaculinary.com/products/anova-precision-cooker
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby andrewmaixner » Fri May 29, 2015 9:52 pm

ALERT!!!!! These are now down to 100$ on amazon with code in amazon checkout!
"Save $100 off the Anova One Sous Vide Immersion Circulator. Enter code ANOVAONE at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)"
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GT7 ... WTT5S2ETMO


I just ordered it, for $60 shipped after credit card rewards, it could not possibly go wrong.
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby tony b » Sat May 30, 2015 4:27 pm

Use the code - LUVDAD to get $50 off on the new model, which brings the price down to $129 and free shipping!!!

http://www.anovaculinary.com
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby andrewmaixner » Sat May 30, 2015 5:31 pm

tony b wrote:Use the code - LUVDAD to get $50 off on the new model, which brings the price down to $129 and free shipping!!!

http://www.anovaculinary.com

Do you happen to know the difference between the original and new models? Not finding much with google. {Edit: looks like the new one has 20% LESS wattage, open-source bluetooth-phone connectivity for sharable temperature profiles, and easier height adjustments)

I should basically add that my plan is ti use it for slowly pre-heating strike water (cheeper than propane), in an insulated vessel. I had been planning to get a heat stick + outlet timer and just calculate how long to run it based on wattage, but for a few bucks more, this seems worth it -- just run it overnight, or turn it on when I get up for an afternoon brew.
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Re: Sous Vide setup

Postby JimPotts » Sat May 30, 2015 11:53 pm

andrewmaixner wrote:Do you happen to know the difference between the original and new models? Not finding much with google. {Edit: looks like the new one has 20% LESS wattage, open-source bluetooth-phone connectivity for sharable temperature profiles, and easier height adjustments)


You can read my mini-comparison here (I own both): http://crbeernuts.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3163&p=29769
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