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Calling Sous Vide users:

I was thinking to do an 24 hour sous vide on eye of round (for roast beef slicing). Sear for a few minutes after souse vide. What is the minimum temp I can safely sous vide? I would like it to be medium rare. I was about to egg them but got to thinking this might be a good sous vide idea to get medium rare throughout the meat. Thoughts?


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Nashville, TN

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,450
    I think it's 131*. I found our the hard way.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • I cooked bone in ribeyes for 24 hours at 135 the other night, and all was great.  I was expecting a little more reddish color than what I got, but it was fine, as it was.
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  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 614
    ok.-- Warning. Testing in progress..! About 6.5 lbs per. Seasoned with Montreal seasoning and some garlic powder. Seared on the egg for 10 min. Then wrapped in plastic and put in an ice bath for 10 min. Then I vacuum sealed:
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    In the sous vide set up at 131 degrees (per Douglas Brown online guide) and in they go for at least 24 hours:
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    X_X X_X

    Small & Large BGE

    Nashville, TN

  • What am I missing. Those bags look huge where do you find to get vacuum sealed
  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 614
    I have a foodsaver. You can cut bag to length. 

    Small & Large BGE

    Nashville, TN

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,534
    Which model foodsaver do you have? What do you like or dislike about it?

    I bought an SV Demi a couple of days ago and am trying to figure out which foodsaver model to get.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    I think 130-131 would be as low as I would go.
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  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 614
    I have foodsaver V2840, got at costco for around $120. It has paid for itself just in ability to buy in bulk and then portion out and freeze for long periods. 
    Thanks Ringkingpin, I reviewed douglasbaldwin. Excellent material. I think I am good to go, but my roast is 3.5" thick and baldwin sort of tops out at 2.75". Couldn't find anything out there on thicker cuts, but am hoping at 24 hours, all bad things will be killed. I will do a ice bath once complete to get temp down quick. 

    Small & Large BGE

    Nashville, TN

  • Ray, I have a thermocouple and a hyperdermic type sensor that I use for cooking.  I'm going to score some food grade tape made for this from JB Prince: http://www.jbprince.com/utensils/adhesive-tape-for-sous-vide.asp
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,278
    I always sous vide first until getting my desired temp and then sear off at the end of the cook. Anyone else do the sear first?
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,450
    caliking said:
    Which model foodsaver do you have? What do you like or dislike about it? I bought an SV Demi a couple of days ago and am trying to figure out which foodsaver model to get.
    If you get a foodsaver make sure it's one that the roll is inside the machine. The best one I have had is the Gamesaver Pro.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 614
    Results of 24 hour sous vide. Overall perfect rare to medium rare. Certainly more tender than if just roasted/egged. I would certainly recommend this method. It will be my go to method. 
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    Small & Large BGE

    Nashville, TN

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,648
    That's a money shot!  Do you think the pre sear helped in any way? I'm lazy and want to skip the sear  :\">
    canuckland
  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 614
    Yeah, I personally think the sear helps, and would do it again, but it may just be visual comfort. (I haven't tried without the sear) Certainly you would not think the 1mm of sear would transfer much taste to the meat. I have eaten several more slices since above post and SWMBO and friends all say it is fantastic. Normally eye round can be tough, but I have to say this is not at all.  

    Small & Large BGE

    Nashville, TN

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,534
    Looks good! My Demi just arrived yesterday, but need to get the foodsaver before I can really play around with it.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,648
    Congrats @caliking, just remember no medium rare until caliprince is here!
    canuckland
  • caliking said:
    Looks good! My Demi just arrived yesterday, but need to get the foodsaver before I can really play around with it.

    Cali,

    You can use foodsaver bags too. Just press the air out of them before you seal. As I remember there is a way to use a water bath to get the air out too.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,665
    I have not yet jumped to S-V, but have been reading all the threads.   My instinct would be to do the S-V for 24 hours and then sear.  On a cut that thick, I would not think you would worry about overcooking - would you?
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    Rochester, NY
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,534
    Congrats @caliking, just remember no medium rare until caliprince is here!
    I know,  i know.  Had to overcook pork chops and a leg of lamb recently and a little part of me cried.  All for a good cause though! 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,534

    Cali,

    You can use foodsaver bags too. Just press the air out of them before you seal. As I remember there is a way to use a water bath to get the air out too.

    Thanks for the tips,  LS.  Wont get to really  play with the Demi for 2 weeks,  so i have some time to do some research about Foodsavers.  

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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