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OT: Sous Vide Supreme Black Friday weekend special

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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    I am trying the dsv controller and crockpot in the thoughts of dabbling in SV first. Then if I get sold on it like I'm sure I will I can justify the bad boy one that Nola got :-) one can hope at least.
    Lynnwood WA
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  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
    Mine is on the way... Should be here before the weekend.  Now, to cook something impressive enough to convince the Kitchen Queen that it deserves counter space.

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,769
    So Nola/Cen, what do you think about this unit?


    Also, my slow cooker has a interface and doesn't resume after being unplugged.  With that, I was thinking about picking up something like this for the size and for the temperature dial: 


    I think it will be easier to lock in the temp if I set the dial a few degrees over my desired water bath temp.  My thinking is maybe the temp controller will cycle power a little less this way.  Thoughts?

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    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,046
    Cazzy - I like the Auber stuff...I have a stoker they make, played around with it and read the manual.  This is a 5th generation device - that's good.  I think it's a safe bet - nice.

    I would take the thermostat/rheostat on the slow cooker out of the equation - put it on full blast.  Let the Auber do the controlling.  The Auber controller has an auto-tune PID circuit - it does an integration of the temp rise as a function of power and it "learns" how to best control the heating element.

    That said, there is so much thermal mass in a big container of water, it almost doesn't matter.  You're going to hold a pretty good temp even without the high tech features of the Auber.
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  • I've heard good things about the Auber too. i think you are good to go with that unit

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,046
    edited November 2012
    Just thought I'd throw this out there.  This is a turkey fryer that controls from 125 - 375 F.   One day sale, $65 plus $5 shipping, list $180.  Street price somewhere between.  Will fry up to a 14 pound turkey, or whatever else fits in the basket.

    Anyway, the second link shows it's compatible to be controlled externally, with a sous vide controller - generic probe, plug type. 

    I'm thinking you could get away using the fryer, if you can dial in your temp accurately (and it held it), for sous vide by itself.  But if not, get an external controller for $60-150 and get that dial-in precise control.  Advantage?  You got a sous vide bath that doubles as a big-ass fryer for a good price.

    http://sellout.woot.com/offers/masterbuilt-butterball-turkey-fryer


    http://freshmealssolutions.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=36:svm-works-masterbuilt-butterball-turkey-fryer&Itemid=38

    The controller from the second link - around $160.

    http://freshmealssolutions.com/store/products/SousVideMagic-1500D-Temperature-Controller-.html
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • well, right on cue........the latch broke on my SV vac sealer yesterday. Made it exactly 11 months. It still seals but you have to hold it down on one side. Good times. It will be fine but kind of a PITA that I have to hold it down to seal. It may be under warranty or something. We'll check it out

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