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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #560 on: October 12, 2017, 04:44:55 PM »
Not sure if anyone will respond in my time frame, I've had short ribs in a bath for about 20 hours, no idea how to finish/glaze. I was thinking a brown sugar, kosher salt, and cayenne rub and finishing on the grill.

the water in the bath is perfectly clear but when I open the plastic wrap covering my pot, there's a strong whiff of meat...I'm thinking that's not a good sign.
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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #561 on: October 12, 2017, 06:07:10 PM »
Not sure if anyone will respond in my time frame, I've had short ribs in a bath for about 20 hours, no idea how to finish/glaze. I was thinking a brown sugar, kosher salt, and cayenne rub and finishing on the grill.

the water in the bath is perfectly clear but when I open the plastic wrap covering my pot, there's a strong whiff of meat...I'm thinking that's not a good sign.

Cheaper, thinner bags will allow that, or if you had a leak. If the bag gassed and floated I would be suspect of funky meat. Also, if you had it at a higher temp you may be okay, below 140-150 WITH a leak and floating.......... ???
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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #562 on: October 12, 2017, 08:48:11 PM »
Actually, even with well sealed thick bags, I still get a smell of the food after a long SV cook, so I would not worry about it. 

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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #563 on: October 12, 2017, 10:18:25 PM »
48 hours, 131 degrees

Patted dry, salted generously, seared in cast iron w/ high heat oil

I like to cut up the different muscle groups and then cut them up in sections because on chuck they are all a little different (one of these groups was even tough)

Took the bag juice, boiled it and strained the coagulated stuff, reduced more, added some wine and reduced more, minced garlic, butter.  Great dipping sauce!

Odd how medium the 131 looks though...I think it got redder as the meat was exposed to oxygen, these pics were right after cutting


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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #564 on: October 12, 2017, 10:19:44 PM »
and this one of it all cut up

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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #565 on: October 13, 2017, 09:33:49 AM »
Not sure if anyone will respond in my time frame, I've had short ribs in a bath for about 20 hours, no idea how to finish/glaze. I was thinking a brown sugar, kosher salt, and cayenne rub and finishing on the grill.

the water in the bath is perfectly clear but when I open the plastic wrap covering my pot, there's a strong whiff of meat...I'm thinking that's not a good sign.

I think it has something to do with the construction of the bags, assuming no leaks. I have accumulated a bunch of batches of bags over the years. Some batches, regardless of thickness, definitely allow limited transfer of odors into the bath. Others never do.  I think it is the older ones that are the most porous. Probably due to the composition of the bags.

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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #566 on: October 13, 2017, 09:48:52 AM »
It's a function of the material and thickness. The price of plastic film goes up quickly as you require lower gas and moisture permeability. When I was in the nanotech business, it wasn't uncommon for the barrier film to be more expensive that the nanoparticles it was protecting.  I wish I could find a graphic I saw once. I think it was from 3M; it compared the water permeability of various plastic films. It showed something like how much water would pass through the film covering the area of a football field during an hour of rain. Regular kitchen plastic wrap would let 20,000 gallons through and the stuff we were using was like 3ml.
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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #567 on: October 13, 2017, 01:51:10 PM »
the meat turned out to be just fine, 48 hours at 131F. I rubbed the short ribs with a mixture of brown sugar and cayenne pepper,  onto the grill for a couple of minutes to caramelize the sugar and we loved the result.

I guess my wife and I expected something closer to braised, where the meat was fall-apart tender, instead it was like a good piece of steak or prime rib.
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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #568 on: October 13, 2017, 04:07:17 PM »
It's a function of the material and thickness

Do you think water temp is a factor? Maybe in absolute terms, the delta of 180F vs. 135F isn't very significant?

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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #569 on: October 13, 2017, 04:31:40 PM »
Do you think water temp is a factor? Maybe in absolute terms, the delta of 180F vs. 135F isn't very significant?

I would imagine there is a working limit range and inside the range the delta is small, but that's just a guess. I'm also not sure which direction it would go. I.e., would warmer make it more or less permeable. I think there are plastics that go both ways and maybe in different ways varying with the temperature.
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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #570 on: October 19, 2017, 05:43:01 PM »
Made something new - beef shank.  We braised some last week and I read about sous viding it...

72 hours at 140.  It was one of the best things I've done yet in this machine...

Most of those bones didn't make it to the sear stage  - they were liberated of that delicious marrow  ;D
Removed it from bags, patted dry, salted , seared

Put the bag juice in a pan, mixed some cold water/cornstarch in, then heated it.  This actually makes those solids not coagulate...it worked out really well. 

It was so tasty all I have is this pre-sear pic...we went to town immediately


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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #571 on: November 20, 2017, 09:37:33 AM »
Not sure how long this deal will last but 900W circulator, $112.

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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #572 on: November 20, 2017, 01:40:28 PM »
I bought the 800 watt Anova 6 months ago.  $94.95  love it..... ;D

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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #573 on: November 21, 2017, 12:38:35 PM »
I swear, no matter what I do in the circulator it just doesn’t come out as well as traditional methods. I tried the chefsteps baby backs, and the texture wasn’t even as good as a low oven bake.

Maybe it needs to be calibrated but man, disappointment.

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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #574 on: November 21, 2017, 02:06:01 PM »
I swear, no matter what I do in the circulator it just doesn’t come out as well as traditional methods. I tried the chefsteps baby backs, and the texture wasn’t even as good as a low oven bake.

Maybe it needs to be calibrated but man, disappointment.

Chefsteps times and temps never work for me - always overcooked. I used to hold them in high regard, but once they got into SV, they seem to have lost something.

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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #575 on: November 21, 2017, 02:41:52 PM »
I usually look at several different sites and look for the common theme or what speaks to my tastes and go from there, depending on what's cooking! Overall, VERY satisfied with my Anova, 1st gen, 1050watt!
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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #576 on: November 21, 2017, 03:41:45 PM »
Chefsteps times and temps never work for me - always overcooked. I used to hold them in high regard, but once they got into SV, they seem to have lost something.

I was planning on their doing their boneless skin on turkey breast this year. They said 131F for 8-24 hrs with a pre and post sear. Any input on this time/temp?
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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #577 on: November 21, 2017, 04:09:15 PM »
I cook my boneless turkey breast turkey at 141F for 4-5 hours. it's as good as it gets
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/11/sous-vide-deep-fried-turkey-porchetta-recipe.html

I personally would not cook poultry sous vide below 140F.

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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #578 on: November 21, 2017, 04:29:55 PM »
I swear, no matter what I do in the circulator it just doesn’t come out as well as traditional methods. I tried the chefsteps baby backs, and the texture wasn’t even as good as a low oven bake.

Maybe it needs to be calibrated but man, disappointment.

I have tried several of the recipes form here, they have all been very good. http://www.seriouseats.com/sous_vide_101
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Re: Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
« Reply #579 on: November 21, 2017, 06:55:23 PM »
hotsawce  ,  I have the first version Anova, though I doubt the version is that important.  What helps is to keep a log of time and temps that work for you.  It took several runs, but now I have ribs down pat -  I do St. Louis ribs, not baby back, and 30 to 36 hours at 142 works great for me - though I smoke for an hour first in a smoker set very low, then SV, then smoke again for 1/2 hour or so, then hit with sauce and grill.  Not only is it more moist, if I do a straight smoker, while it tastes great, the ribs are a lot less filing than SV, the SV doesn't reduce the volume of the rib as much. 

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