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Old 02-12-2013, 01:51 PM   #91
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Evidently one of it's main functions is to limit evaporation of the water in long cooking times. Having done 24-48 hour sessions, I can attest to losing a lot of water every 6-8 hours, if cooking a large piece of protein it can be a problem, especially in my coffee urn setup. I've woken up and found only have the roast still submerged. I'm interested in trying it.
Ok, that makes sense then. I think I would still rather get a piece of expanded foam insualtion and cut it to fit instead. I would imagine it would probably work better and it would be cheaper and easier to store.
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I picked up a little giant mini pond pump at the hardware store the other day... I tested it last night in a large bowl of really hot water. Worked GREAT! That little pump really gets the water circulating! I plan to build yet another temp controller for household use. Geesh... I'm getting carried away controlling temp on everything in my house! haha! Funny thing is, I have an aquarium and there is not a controller on it! lol...
Anyway. I am trying to decide if I want to build this temp controller for the SV cooker (crockpot) from a eBay Aquarium controller or if I want to get all "gnat's - a$$" precise and use a PID. Anybody have any input?

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I picked up a little giant mini pond pump at the hardware store the other day... I tested it last night in a large bowl of really hot water. Worked GREAT! That little pump really gets the water circulating! I plan to build yet another temp controller for household use. Geesh... I'm getting carried away controlling temp on everything in my house! haha! Funny thing is, I have an aquarium and there is not a controller on it! lol...
Anyway. I am trying to decide if I want to build this temp controller for the SV cooker (crockpot) from a eBay Aquarium controller or if I want to get all "gnat's - a$$" precise and use a PID. Anybody have any input?
In my opinion there is no sense in the extra time and money to make it extra precise. What difference does a degree or two really make?
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Good point Data... I could also re-purpose this controller to control a small blower motor on my UDS smoker. I will have to install a thermowell, but that won't be to hard. Oh the possibilities!

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For those using submersible fountain pumps for recirculation, has anyone had problems with the pumps dying from running at these high temp for long periods of time? Right now for sous vide I just use a crock pot with temp controller, but I want to set up a big cooler for cooking large cuts/quantities of meat using a heat stick and submersible pump. All the cheap submersible fountain pumps I've seen are only supposed to run at temps up to 105F or so - running it for 18 hours at 170F seems like a tough job for a $20 pump. But hey, if it works it works!

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Old 02-14-2013, 06:45 PM   #96
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Good point Data... I could also re-purpose this controller to control a small blower motor on my UDS smoker. I will have to install a thermowell, but that won't be to hard. Oh the possibilities!
I'll be waiting for that thread. I have lusted over the Pit Viper products but can't justify that money. If I understand correctly they use 3 probes? Near the fire, cook surface, and in the meat? The first 2 I'm sure are borderline redundant and just tighten up overshoot/undershoot. The third would just by a meat thermometer, unless they do a ramp down to stay warm after reaching temp. How much concern is there over blowing ash around?
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I'll be waiting for that thread. I have lusted over the Pit Viper products but can't justify that money. If I understand correctly they use 3 probes? Near the fire, cook surface, and in the meat? The first 2 I'm sure are borderline redundant and just tighten up overshoot/undershoot. The third would just by a meat thermometer, unless they do a ramp down to stay warm after reaching temp. How much concern is there over blowing ash around?
Yeah, there is a lot to think through.
As far as ash being blown... I plan on using a VERY low volume fan. Not anything like a hair dryer volume, just a slight input.
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Well I just bought another temp controller to build a sous vide cooker. Now I need to find a cheap crock pot and an aquarium pump and we'll be good to go!!

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Well I just bought another temp controller to build a sous vide cooker. Now I need to find a cheap crock pot and an aquarium pump and we'll be good to go!!
Salvation army/goodwill for the crock pot, and petsmart for the cheepest generic 20 dollar pump.
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This is my setup, old cooler , a diesel 1500w antifreeze heater, standard aquarium heater controller setup and a 5volt pump off of ebayhttp://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=109040&stc=1&d=1363741 153
I have been experimenting with mashing in it, thats 5+lbs of grains in a 2.5 gallon ziplock, beers have been very nice.
Also this is the best way to prepare chicken breasts, moist and juicy!

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