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07-23-2016 03:37 AM

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Used it for the first time tonight. Best chicken breasts I’ve ever had in my life. Grand total of $50.43 in parts

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#1 posted 07-23-2016 04:09 AM

I’ll bite ? I have cooked corn in a cooler but chicken in a rubbermaid container?

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#2 posted 07-23-2016 04:35 AM

If you want perfectly cooked meat of any kind, sous vide is the only way to go, this video will explain it

https://youtu.be/AwjeUkrxGJE

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#3 posted 07-23-2016 04:52 AM

How long did the chicken breastfeeding take to and what makes then so good?

I have seen beef and pork cooked that way but not chicken.

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#4 posted 07-23-2016 05:29 AM

thanks for the ideas, a friend swears by his $200 bluetooth cellphone enabled sous vide cooker and I’ve wondered what it would look like, if possible, to make a cooker.
It may look like something Red Green would make, but what is important is keeping the water at the right temperature, the chicken won’t know the difference.

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#5 posted 07-23-2016 05:35 AM

Good Idea.

I already have a low cooker. I’d think that would work fine. Wouldn’t it?

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#6 posted 07-23-2016 05:40 AM



How long did the chicken breastfeeding take to and what makes then so good?

I have seen beef and pork cooked that way but not chicken.

- oldnovice

It took 1 hour at 149 F to get them perfect. I held them an extra 10 mins while I prepared the rest of the meal, after that I seared them for a couple of mins. The amazing thing was the consistent cook and the amazing moistness.

I added salt, pepper and sage into the bag before cooking.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#7 posted 07-23-2016 05:41 AM



thanks for the ideas, a friend swears by his $200 bluetooth cellphone enabled sous vide cooker and I ve wondered what it would look like, if possible, to make a cooker.
It may look like something Red Green would make, but what is important is keeping the water at the right temperature, the chicken won t know the difference.

- woodworkerguyca

You’ve got it.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#8 posted 07-23-2016 05:49 AM



Good Idea.

I already have a low cooker. I d think that would work fine. Wouldn t it?

- AlaskaGuy

No, sorry, it will not work as well with a crockpot or other type of slow cooker. The key to sous vide is absolute temperature control. Slow cookers have only two or three temperatures, but different degrees of doneness, IE, rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, etc, require very specific internal temps. Sous vide gives absolute control over internal temps and you can hold the meat at that temp for as much as an hour after it’s done without overcooking.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#9 posted 07-23-2016 11:04 AM

Great idea & build!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#10 posted 07-23-2016 01:22 PM

OK, I will admit, I never heard of this. But the video sure makes it look great.

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#11 posted 07-23-2016 02:44 PM

Thanks for the idea and the video Jerry, I’d love to try that with some chicken breasts, even though I’m not a big meat eater but that steak in the video looked delicious.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#12 posted 07-23-2016 02:44 PM

Looks good Jerry. We’ve seen the sous vide technique on some of the TV cooking shows. Might hafta give it a try ! Thanks for sharing.

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#13 posted 07-23-2016 03:11 PM

Interesting, but, I’ll stick to my grilled chicken etc. lol

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#14 posted 07-23-2016 04:47 PM



Great idea & build!

- ronstar


Thanks Ron

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#15 posted 07-23-2016 04:48 PM



OK, I will admit, I never heard of this. But the video sure makes it look great.

- doubleDD


I just heard of it last week.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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