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Old 10-27-2011, 04:41 AM   #1
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Made an IPA today on my electric system. As I was recirculating PBW it occurred to me-- I have a few filet steaks in the freezer, perhaps I should try "Sous Vide" cooking on my brewing rig. ON the first rinse after the PBW, I heated up to 132 degrees, and tossed in the steaks in vacuum sealed bags (I had put on salt and pepper before putting them in the vacuum bags). 100 minutes later, they come out, the second rinse starts, and each steak needs only a 45 second sear on each side as hot as possible.

Dinner was ready before the rig was cleaned, and it was easily the best cooked steak I have ever made. Perfect medium rare throughout.

Just another great side benefit of an electric system. I think this will be standard procedure for me with every brewing session!
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:35 AM   #2
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I tend to cook dinner while brewing also, and this concept has occured to me, but i don't have a vacuum sealer...
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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Sweet. I've been thinking of doing the same thing. A Sous Vide turkey for thanksgiving? My tuns are so wide I could fit a 40 pounder in there.

I'll have to give the steak a try! Giggidy...

 
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:49 PM   #4
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It really turned out quite stunning- an even pink all the way through with a nice char on the outside. The evenness of the texture was divine. It is just so easy to do and you have the brew rig out anyway, might as well just heat up your rinsing water and toss some steaks in. Perhaps it could be done with recirculating PBW, too- I doubt it would dissolve the bag, but I would probably double bag it if I tried this.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:53 PM   #5
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That's awesome. I've wanted to try sous vide steaks since I built my EHLT, just haven't yet.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:10 PM   #6
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dude, you just gave me a reason to buy a vacuum sealer.

 
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:22 PM   #7
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Great idea, I'm going to give this a shot this weekend!!

 
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:20 PM   #8
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Now I also need a vacuum sealer. My RIMS PID is an Auber Sous Vide contoller:
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:28 AM   #9
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Oh damn... I wish I had thought of using one of those as the rims controller. I use an Auber Temperature controller for my smoker, and it never occurred to me to use that as the RIMS controller! Instead I went the all out version and followed Kal's instructions for building a mammoth brewery controller. If only I had seen this a year ago I would be significantly richer today!
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:40 AM   #10
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I am imagining baby back ribs dusted with a dry rub and then cooked for half a day to take advantage of the enzymatic breakdown of the connective tissue. Better yet, chicken swimming around in a vacuum pouch of your favorite beer.

 
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